There are so many nice places to eat and drink on the Island, and as these are 2 of our favourite things, here are some of our favourite places.

chips cheese gravy

The Island’s unofficial national dish: Chips, cheese & gravy!


Yummy bar meals

Jaks – on the prom, restaurant upstairs, good bar to watch the footy in downstairs.

The Courthouse – a few minutes walk from town, stylish bar/restaurant upstairs, nightclub downstairs on Friday/Saturday

The Bridge – a nice newly renovated pub on the Quay

HQ – Just off Central Promenade, nice food at reasonable prices

Terminus Tavern – On the opposite side of the Promenade to the Sea Terminal, next to the horse and electric trams terminus.

A bit more exotic


Paparazzi – A popular Italian restaurant on the promenade and where Adam had his first job (luckily they didn’t go bust)


L’Expérience – situated at the far end of Douglas Prom. Délicieux.


Chinatown – At the other end of the Promenade by the horse and electric tram terminus. Our fave Chinese restaurant

The Majestic – A few minutes outside Douglas in Onchan this Chinese restaurant overlooks Douglas Bay


Taste of India – On the promenade across from the Villa Marina you can find this tasty Indian

Broadway Masala – Just off the Promenade at the bottom of Broadway, another top choice if you’re feeling spicy

For the foodies 

Stephen Dedman – Attached to the Regency Hotel

JAR – Attached to Admiral House Hotel

Macfarlanes – Just down from the main shopping street

Portofino – On the Quay, lovely view

Tanroagan – superb seafood restaurant

14 North – On Douglas quay, one of Charlotte’s parents’ faves

Outside Douglas

Horse & Plough – In Braddan (on the outskirts of Douglas), another nice recently renovated pub (family friendly)

Swiss House – gorgeous food in gorgeous surrounding in Glen Helen

Miners Tavern – traditional pub in Laxey next to the Electric tram station

The Creek Inn – Nice pub in Peel, good ale

The Sound Café – Panoramic views over the Calf of Man

Niarbyl – On the West coast towards Peel, stunning scenic views of the coastline

The Abbey – Next to one of the Island’s heritage sites in Ballasalla. Quality food, they also do a lovely afternoon tea.

Jean-Pierre’s Bistro – A French favourite in Ramsey