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Vanilla Restaurant

67 Main Street, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 51 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Found myself back in Newcastle recently on business,once again we had the pleasure of playing the royal county down,the course was amazing.On my last visit we dined elsewhere in the town(not a good experience)but after a few calls to local friends Vanilla was our port of call.Without giving you a step by step run down of our evening lets just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Guys if you reading this then listen up . This is the best restaurant this side of the border .. Here we go .. Steaks --- to die for ! Fish ---- just try to beat these guys at what they do ..., cheese Board and cocktails ... Well that's just the icing on the night .. Don't hold back... More 

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athlone
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went on the first Tuesday after NY & we were pleasantly surprised to see the restaurant was busy, it had a lovely atmosphere, a bit of a buzz but not noisy.. Service was great, friendly & professional. The menu was a little rich for me but that's just my personal taste, my partner really enjoyed his steak! We really... More 

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Ruth D for your recent kind review.As you mentioned we do get very busy and are glad to hear you enjoyed the buzz and atmosphere of the restaurant.All the team thank you for this review from the front of house team too the chefs.Hopefully next time you dine we will be able to cater for your own particular... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Fabulous meal beautifully presented, tasty dishes, freshly cooked and bursting with flavour. Excellent service and early bird menu very good value without scrimping on quality or quantity.

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Jane N for your recent kind review.We can't thank you enough for taking the time to sit down and write a positive review,we appreciate this greatly.As you mentioned as much passion and quality of ingredients goes into preparing our early bird menu.We were delighted that your meal really hit the spot in terms of presentation,quantity and flavour.Our front... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had dinner here with a group of 13/14 friends just before NYE.. I know it's difficult to serve so many (fussy) people at the same time and keep everybody happy but this restaurant went way beyond that. OK, the menu isn't great if you don't eat meat as all the fish dishes had some sort of black pudding/slow roasted... More 

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Kelsterams for your recent kind review.We were all so pleased that your party enjoyed all aspects of your evening here with us.Your kind words regarding the service and quality of the food were well recieved by the entire team,catering for your group was a pleasure as we also enjoyed the friendly banter with your party.Ths chefs especially thank... More 

belfast
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We liked the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff.Food was excellent I had steak cooked exactly to my liking.My daughter had the pheasant on the recommendation of the waiter this was her first time having pheasant and she thoroughly enjoyed it! It is maybe a wee bit more expensive than other restaurants but was well worth it.This was my second... More 

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you bernadette14 for your recent kind review.Firstly let me thank you for your repeat custom it's greatly appreciated.Our front of house team were delighted with this review as well as the entire team of chefs,pheasant is one dish your daughter can now look forward too,we were delighted to hear she enjoyed it so much.Also we were pleased that you... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This place had fantastic service and the food was absolutely delicious. Both meals were mouth wateringly tasty, thank you very much.

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you nottoofussy 100 for your recent kind review.We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the quality of food and service you recieved.Again we thank you for taking the time to write this review,and we look forward to having you dine with us again soon.Kind regards Paul. More 

Ballynahinch
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Have had dinner here a few times, and have never been disappointed. Menu has a good variety of choices, and wine list is fairly good value. This time we had the early bird menu, and both enjoyed our meal. The tables are perhaps a little close together, as it seems to work as a more casual restaurant at lunch time.... More 

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Spaman 2013 for your recent kind review.All your comments have been well recieved by the entire team.Again thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review it as well as your repeat custom is very much appreciated.We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.Kind regards Paul. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our group of 21 had Christmas lunch in Vanilla. The service was first class and the staff were so helpful and friendly. Our meals arrived almost at the same time. We all chose different dishes, cod, pidgeon, chicken, Christmas turkey and everyone one of us enjoyed it immensely. I have eaten here many times and the food and service has... More 

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Celine 05 for your kind review.The entire Vanilla appreciate you taking the time to write another kind review,and thank you for choosing Vanilla for your Christmas lunch.Your comments regarding the quality of the food and speed of service went down very well with all the team.We look forward to having you dine with us again soon.Kind regards Paul. More 

Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This restaurant lives up to its present billing. Relaxed friendly atmosphere with delicious food - all 3 courses were first class. We chose the 'early bird dining' and it was good value with an excellent choice of imaginative dishes

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Seven H for your recent kind review.Your kind words regarding the quality and pricing of our early bird menu are much appreciated.The chefs do try to go above and beyond all expectations when creating new dishes whether it be for our early bird or a la carte menu.The front of house team also appreciated your comments regarding the... More 

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Additional Information about Vanilla Restaurant

Address: 67 Main Street, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: English

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