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Macfarlanes

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24 Duke Street, Douglas IM12AY
+44 1624 624777
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here the other week, it was our first visit. It's not a large restaurant but is cosy & intimate It seems to be one of those places that has a regular clientele, which is always a good sign. We couldn't fault either the food or the service, my lamb was just the right pinkness & my wife said her... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Invited for lunch as a guest the day before. Confusing entrance with hidden step, but once inside, the layout is simple & easy to access. Ordered a lime & soda which arrived quickly (it needed more lime). Selected the belly pork/apple salad & the grilled plaice and king prawn main. Starter was cold and somewhat bland, was attractively presented. Main... More 

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Thank John W
Douglas, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at MacFarlanes and I was very impressed! Waiting staff were super attentive. The meal was delicious. We chose the set 2 or 3 course meal which is about £23 for 2 courses and £5 for the third course. Pork belly to start and then steak pie with piped mashed potato and veg for main. Followed by sticky toffee... More 

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Thank Doonna
Douglas, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I hadn't eaten here since the days of the cubicles and door opening straight in from the street. I was invited to lunch and was impressed. The service is good, not too intrusive, and polite. Three menus were on offer and the choice is very good. I plumped for these lunchtime offer of 3 courses for £20. The goat's cheese... More 

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Thank jpciom2001
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Terrific food and service. Had Thai crab cakes followed by the cod from the Specials Menu and shared a bottle of the Gavi di Gavi with my colleague. Great service, very quick and attentive. Very homely and welcoming environment. Much better, if you are a business visitor, to go here than any of the hotel restaurants! Thoroughly recommend it!

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Thank Paul T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Spotted the restaurant whilst strolling about. Didn't book but managed to get a table. Great food and the service was excellent

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Thank Bill S
Castletown, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

excellent British restaurant. I always believed, (even by Italian, mistress of a different type of food and wine), the British food could express the excellence. Of course, as every kitchen needs to be clean and with high quality food. The result? The Macfarlanes. Bravi. Dante Giacomo

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Thank tuscanyiom
Swansea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

outstanding food ,wine and service. We had a family dinner in the town where my parents had honeymooned in 1947. It was a perfect evening

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Thank john c
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

One of the few decent restaurants on the isle of Man. Small restaurant behind a conventional shop front in the pedestrian precinct in central Douglas. Allegedly the holder of a Michelin star in days gone by. Decor more redolent of Scotland than Isle of Man, reflecting the name and presumably the chef/patron's origins. Excellent sea food. Not inexpensive

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Thank TechVet
Douglas, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Anniversary dinner worth every penny. Lovely ambience with attentive staff. Both halibut and brill fresh and light. For me (not usually a dessert person) the blackcurrants and liquorice ice cream was to die for. Thank you, will definitely be returning x

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Duke Street, Douglas IM12AY
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 624777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?