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Vanilla Restaurant

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67 Main Street, Newcastle Bt33 0ae, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 2268
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 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: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 320
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Fantastic food - no qualms

Goats cheese starter was fab. Free range chicken was also. The waiting staff were not overbearing, and yet perfectly attentive - getting that balance right is a tight-rope walk in my view - Vanilla achieves it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
peterrussell
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Nottingham
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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419 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nottingham
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Goats cheese starter was fab. Free range chicken was also. The waiting staff were not overbearing, and yet perfectly attentive - getting that balance right is a tight-rope walk in my view - Vanilla achieves it.

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The wife and myself love this place. The flavours of the food are to die for, good portion size for fine dining and the staff are brilliant. My favourite dish is the duck while the wife loves the beef and squid starter....which I am partial to myself.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

decided to try here after reading all the good reviews and wow so glad I did, this place is amazing great staff an food is define. Brilliant customer service will deff be back.

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Last time I went there the staff were not very friendly and the food was in very small portions. I'm not sure about this place? 😐

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Read the previous reviews and had to see and taste for myself. And WOW, food was prepared perfectly, great tasting with excellent attentive wait staff. A real gem, compares with and better than most of the best restaurants anywhere!

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Belfast, N.Ireland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Thanks to trip advisor I discovered this restaurant and ate there at the weekend with my wife for her birthday. The food was exquisite. Such a creative menu and amazing presentation to match. How I have never heard of this restaurant before is beyond me. This chef clearly is extremely talented and has a very bright future ahead. The only... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Visited Newcastle on May bank holiday. Tried Vanilla because of good reviews on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. Excellent quality of food and friendly service. Well worth a visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I took my girlfriend to the Slieve Donard for her birthday, and saw on TripAdvisor that this seemed like the place to be in Newcastle. When we got there (around 6ish) the place was pretty empty, which subconsciously rings warning bells with me, and I know it's crass to discuss money but it was the end of the month and... More 

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Belfast
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My wife and I went to Vanilla while staying in Newcastle on the recomendation of others. What can I say but I think this is possibly one of the nicest meals I have had in my life!! The whole package is great from the setting to the staff to the food, FANTASTIC!!! Will defo be back when I next in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Went with family who live in Newcastle and it was real treat! Top quality food in a small relaxed venue with excellent service. Not too pricey either (but I can only compare to Edinburgh City prices) but definitely worth it!

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?