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Vanilla

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Cambray Place, Cheltenham GL50 1JS, England
01242 228228
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 171
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yum yum a la carte visit with big group

Considering there were probably 20+ of us Vanilla coped really well and served us all in good time. Starter - crispy boiled duck egg was delicious! Perfect size, lovely. Main - gnocchi was simple and really yummy. Not soggy or to stodgy like most gnocchi, it melted in your mouth, big portion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Y0shi15
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Considering there were probably 20+ of us Vanilla coped really well and served us all in good time. Starter - crispy boiled duck egg was delicious! Perfect size, lovely. Main - gnocchi was simple and really yummy. Not soggy or to stodgy like most gnocchi, it melted in your mouth, big portion. Dessert - chocolate ganache, salted caramel jelly, sweet... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I'm not quite sure what is lacking here, I spoke with a friend who visited the week before us and she agreed. The food is good, although not exceptional and they had ran out of a couple of the options. We were a bit surprised to see the alternative starter that my husband chose taken as 'compliments of the chef'... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

On arrival we could hear one of the staff behind the Bar telling others that the owner was closing the restaurant for his holiday: I did wonder why the explanation but we soon found out. When we eventually attracted someone to order drinks we discovered the bottled beer, Peroni, was not available and it got worse. Eventually our drinks arrived... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Found this through Trip Advisor( under a hair salon) Lovely, very fresh food a mixture oif Italian/ Mediterranean flavours. Superb! Service prompt and attentive.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited Vanilla last Saturday as it was the last remaining chance to use up a pasta for 2 groupon we'd booked a while back, turns out we weren't the only people who'd left it late as it was swamped with groupon couples! Whilst the staff managed to battle through in a friendly but slightly inconsistent manner the food was... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We lunched here recently and were happy to sit outside on the patio under the parasol. We were greeted by a very pleasant waitress who took our drinks order immediatley. The focaccia with garlic aioli starter was perfect and tasty. We then had the chicken fussilli and the tomato and mozzeralla salad which were both delicious. We finished off with... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

went to this restaurant on the 10th july with my family after hearing good revues,i had the seafood linguine with squid, mussels,clams in a tomato passata as did my son my wife had the marinaded chicken with tarragon sauce pasta and my daughter in law had the salmon pasta my seafood linguine might as well been a packet mix it... More 

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Vanilla is located on Cambray Place in Cheltenham, close to the pedestrianized part of the High Street, yet far enough away that while sat outside it is very peaceful. We visited Vanilla last Saturday afternoon on a voucher deal and had a relaxing lunch sat at a table in the small patio area in front of the restaurant. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Found this little place hidden under a beauty salon. Food was really really good and beautifully presented. The service was also in line with the food and the gentleman serving us was very friendly. Seriously recommend getting a bite to eat in here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visiting family here in Cheltenham from Canada and I can honestly say this restaurant will be one of my reasons to return. Food was exceptionally delicious, beautifully presented and served with a smile. It's obvious the chef has a lot of pride in his work and deservedly so! Visited this restaurant with my boyfriend for dinner. Along with our main... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cambray Place, Cheltenham GL50 1JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: 01242 228228

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 39

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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