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Vanilla

Cambray Place, Cheltenham GL50 1JS, England
01242 228228
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Ranked #80 of 334 restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $39
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Sitting outside on a hot summer evening with friends, an overall top evening. The setting faces onto the cul de sac so no roaring traffic. The staff have it at just the right level, professional, good advice, atentive but not intrusive. The tapas, which we had to share as a starter, could have had less fatty meats and maybe some... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After weeks of a friend saying how lovely the food and ambience was, I finally managed to join her for dinner!! Food was excellent and the Pinot Grigio was superb!!! Italian Tapas and Burger was ordered both brought to table and served by wonderful staff !! Return visit already ear marked. Much improvement from previous visits, well done xx

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Booked Vanilla for a group of 8 people and requested the Earlybird Menu. On arrival staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. They allowed us to sit outside for a drink before escorting us down to a lovely table in the restaurant. They didn't rush us in any way and all courses were delivered at our pace. They remained attentive throughout... More

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Set in a back street of Cheltenham, it's easy to see why you might forget about Vanilla. I had previously been a few times many many years ago - we had always had excellent food and service. I But, I must admit I had completely forgotten about it. Well we went there for a quiet meal before the theatre and... More

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Brampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The scallop starter was fantastic!!! Excellent service - you were made to feel really welcome. It's certainly one to go back to.

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Gloucester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Never really add reviews for restaurants, reason for doing this one is the absolute rip off for soft drinks. All 3 courses were very nice and I'd eat here again in the future, however £3.75 for half a diet coke, half of which was ice! That's an utter disgrace! Honestly vanilla, how on earth can you justify charging this, I'd... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Can not comment on food as we didn't eat, all I can comment on was the rudeness of the service - we had a meal booked for what we believe was 8 or possibly 8:30, I rang to confirm only to be told it was 7:45 - followed by a tut and then the phone was put down on me!... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stumbled across Vanilla whilst heading for the shopping centre and decided to return later for lunch. We eventually found the restaurant - there is also a beauty salon and hairdressers called Vanilla which are both above the restaurant which we accidentally went to first - in the basement. We were warmly greeted on arrival. The menu was lovely, there... More

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Oxford, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We came here for an early supper, before attending an event at the Town Hall, as we wanted somewhere within walking distance. We were very impressed; the service was truly excellent - welcoming, friendly and efficient. The food was also very good. We chose the, very reasonably priced, Early Bird Menu and, although we may not be particularly large eaters,... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Had not been to vanilla for a couple of years, we went on Saturday for my birthday and was not disappointed, the food was as good as ever, lovely relaxed atmosphere, good service, can't wait to return very soon,

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