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Vanilla Restaurant

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67 Main Street, Newcastle Bt33 0ae, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 2268
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Today
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 338
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    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
A must visit restuarant in Newcastle!

Food, service and staff are excellent. Exquisite presentation of food. The best restaurant experience in a long time. A must go venue which will be memorable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Claire G
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Food, service and staff are excellent. Exquisite presentation of food. The best restaurant experience in a long time. A must go venue which will be memorable.

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carrickfergus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

We just squeezed in at the end of the lunchtime service and boy are we glad we did. The food was a real treat for the taste buds and was the best meal we have had for some time. The steak sandwich would definitely make me go out of my way to go back to Vanilla. Great book given to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

After living in Newcastle and returning many times on holiday it was an unexpected pleasure to be recommended to try this excellent restaurant located in unpretentious surroundings in Newcastle's Main Street during the recent Irish Open Golf tournament played at Royal County Down. The restaurant layout is attractive and very practical. This is by far the best restaurant in town... More 

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Rotorua
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Picked this place on its No 1 rating so had high expectations. No booking on a busy Sunday lunch , got a table without trouble and then waited and waited . So service could be improved. Menus arrived quickly enough it was the next stage -ordering through to food on the table- that was a little on the slow side.BUT... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Hey everyone! I was over in Northern Ireland for the weekend visiting family and we spent the morning walking in Tollymore Forest Park (beautiful). The Town of Newcastle is nearby so we popped in for lunch. A friend of a friend had recommended this place so we though we'd try it. It's a proper hidden gem. We went for lunch.... More 

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Ballynahinch
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Three of us had lunch here last Sunday. Delicious food as usual, and a good choice on both the usual and the specials menu. Only drawback was that it was slow, although since it was Sunday lunch maybe people don't like to be rushed. Delay wouldn't put me off going back, and hope to return soon.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I booked a reservation two weeks prior to when I ate here and on the day of my reserved booking I got the time wrong and the owner allowed us to come along anyway. Sure enough, the place was packed, mainly with friends and families dining. We were greeted by a waitress who guided us to our table by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I brought my Mother here for Sunday Lunch today as I had seen Via Tripadvisor that this Restaurant is No1 in County Down. Well what can I say, this restaurant amazed me from start to finish. The Service was impeccable to 5star Level and the Food is mouth watering! There was a great selection on the Menus & the Wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Visited this restaurant with my wife whilst on holiday in the area. Great food and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We dined at Vanilla last night and have to say it was an excellent meal. We had the early bird menu which was really good value, we could not fault the food or the service. We had the chicken liver parfait and the spring rolls for starter, then we had the flat iron beef and the confit duck. It was... More 

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Additional Information about Vanilla Restaurant

Address: 67 Main Street, Newcastle Bt33 0ae, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 4372 2268
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 67 Main Street, Newcastle Bt33 0ae, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4372 2268

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?