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Vanilla Restaurant

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67 Main Street, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 311
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
St. Patricks day lunch

Went for a walk on the beach with my young son and husband and had booked lunch here for after, staff were very friendly, helpful, polite and knowledgable about the menu. We were able to alter our booking as we were running late, request specific seating due to having stroller and to feed my son... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Gayley25
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Craigavon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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409 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Craigavon, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Went for a walk on the beach with my young son and husband and had booked lunch here for after, staff were very friendly, helpful, polite and knowledgable about the menu. We were able to alter our booking as we were running late, request specific seating due to having stroller and to feed my son all of which not a... More 

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Belfast
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We went to Vanilla on the recommendation of a friend for our wedding anniversary.It was out of this world. From the second we walked through the door we were like old friends. The service was excellent. The menu is very good with a wide choice. The food was amazing. I had a steak cooked to perfection and my wife had... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food is outstanding will definetley be back next time we are in Newcastle.The menu is really good and the service is brilliant

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Really great little restaurant. Informal place with amazing food at a very reasonable price. Its just great, go eat there and enjoy.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Came down to Newcastle for a few days after a family wedding in Lisburn. Tried Vanilla on spec on our first evening, and wasn't disappointed. Menu offered a good choice at a reasonable price Food was really good and service very attentive. Would agree with Trip Advisor and recommend as a really good choice and definitely #1 of Newcastle restaurants.

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Derry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Ate here on Saturday 4th April we were visiting with our two mums. We had a fantastic meal the food was superb. We had the delicious spicy carrot ginger soup to start as well as the chicken parfait very tasty, the cod, the porkbelly and chicken all delicious and the sides of garlic and herb potatoes, homecooked chips, honey roast... More 

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My friend and I always go to vanilla for lunch! Amazing food, great staff and fantastic atmosphere. Love it!! 👌

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Me and partner were here at the weekend, we didnt know what to expect we looked at the menu and to be honest there was nothing onit that i would have ate, the only thing i could see on it was soup, in the end i just had chips, lovely posh restaurant but a new menu and wider selection needed... More 

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Clare1605 for your recent review,It's unfortunate that you couldn't find a dish on our menu which appealed to yourself.Its unclear by reading your review whether you dined with us for lunch or dinner.We do run 2 menus at lunch our early bird as well as our standard lunch menu,as well as having 2 daily specials and 2/3 choices... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I eat in Vanilla several times a year as we live in Newcastle and have never been disappointed. It is our number one choice in the area.

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Balkanbrit for your recent review,As always we appreciate your repeat custom it's a good sign for us that you choose Vanilla time and time again.We always do your best as Im sure your aware to give all our customers a wonderful dining experience,and your recent endorsement certainly helps motivate us all to maintain our high standards.We thank you... More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have had lunch and dinner here and both gorgeous. Definitely recommend. Town centre and close to all the shops

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Seaneenmcg for your recent review.The entire team appreciate you taking the time to review our restaurant,and we're more than happy to learn that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit.We all look forward to welcoming you back very soon.Kind regards Paul. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 67 Main Street, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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

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