We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


) #9 of 123 Restaurants in Douglas ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ French, European, Soups
1 Summerhill, Douglas IM2 4PL
+44 1624 623103
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (10 reviews)
“steak” (54 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1 Summerhill, Douglas IM2 4PL
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (347)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 344 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came over to the island to the TT races and was recommended to go to the French restaurant on the end of Douglas prom by every single friend who has been to the island. On are first night we headed to the restaurant we had...More

Thank Donmurph01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this venue having read reviews, which were pretty accurate. The food is very very good. Cooked to perfection, especially the liver. The female staff were very friendly but the waiter a bit pretensious. We entered an empty restaurant early to be told to...More

Thank Mel E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very kitsch restaurant with old fashioned french bistro decor. My goodness, what marvellous food! Onoin soup to die for, great mussels, the special of Hake thermidor was eye opening and the special of a half lobster with queenies and garlic butter was also scrumptious. Fresh...More

Thank JLJ166
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here for a birthday celebration with family and had an excellent evening. Food, service and atmosphere perfect. Highly recommended.

Thank Manxscorpio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the 1st time on Friday. Lovely atmosphere. Great food. Must say the soup is possibly one of the best meals I've ever tasted. Would go back just for the soup Def Will be visiting again when back in the isle of man

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice food really enjoyed it if you got a chance to visit the Isle of Man then visit this place for a meal

Thank Ajshephard
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere amazing food service was a bit slow but it was TT week I would highly recommend a visit but always book

Thank Pughy68
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant, was met with a warm welcome and shown are table quickly. Extensive menu and specials. Theres a good selection of wines to compliment your meal. Our food was brought without delay and cooked just as we requested Will be back again Thanks to...More

Thank Captain M M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

On the last day of my visit to the Isle of Man, lunch at L'Experience. Kept the best for last and it was really good. On past occasions, I've had the onion soup, which is fantastic...this time, the prawn cocktail, so well presented and delicious....More

Thank Nitsua2012
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The Douglas prom is surprisingly long so if, like us, you book this restaurant for a table in 15mins, you might need to drive (and stick to OJs!) Doesn't look much from outside, nice and atmospheric inside with French posters, quiet music etc. Starters we...More

Thank Ben H
Nearby Restaurants
Fryers Fish and Chips
49 reviews
1.11 km away
New Manila
234 reviews
.28 km away
The Italian Job
354 reviews
1.54 km away
Nearby Attractions
Green Wheelers Electric Bike Co
37 reviews
3.49 km away
Pedego Isle of Man
5 reviews
3.55 km away
Manx Museum
640 reviews
1.77 km away
Home of Rest of Old Horses
191 reviews
5.64 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Richard S
22 February 2015|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am not sure if this restaurant opens on a Sunday evening, maybe over TT it will. The best thing to do is give them a ring.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 52
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Summerhill, Douglas IM2 4PL
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 623103
  • E-mail
Here at L'Expérience, we pride ourselves on our warm and friendly atmospshere, accompanied by great locally sourced ingredients and an extensive wine list. A number of our dishes can be adapted in order to meet the needs of those with specific dietary requirements, meaning all our visitors can enjoy their time with us.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing