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Vanilla Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
English
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67 Main Street, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 301
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Excellent!!!

Ate in Vanilla on Friday 20th and quite simply it was excellent. All courses were presented beautifully and tasted superb - curried monkfish; salmon; duck; hake; sticky toffee pudding and panna cotta all excellent. Restaurant staff were very friendly throughout and very welcoming to our 5 year old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
irishontour
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Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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396 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Ireland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Ate in Vanilla on Friday 20th and quite simply it was excellent. All courses were presented beautifully and tasted superb - curried monkfish; salmon; duck; hake; sticky toffee pudding and panna cotta all excellent. Restaurant staff were very friendly throughout and very welcoming to our 5 year old son

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I went to Vanilla for lunch recently, having previously been for dinner a few months ago. I ordered the burger and those with me ordered soup/sandwich combinations. The burger was great. People may think "how good can a burger be?" Well not any better than this. The meat was of a very high quality and tasted delicious. It incorporated pulled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

You wonder sometimes how restaurants get it so wrong time and time again. They invest money,energy and time and it just doesn't happen! Vanilla shows you how to get it right, perfect in fact. Great service that makes you feel special, food that is simply delicious, cool decor And value. Fantastic value. Just love businesses like vanilla that make dining... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I can't speak highly enough of Vanilla. I have probably been 4-5 times now over the course of the last few years when in Newcastle for various reasons. I live in Belfast and would say this is fairly similar to Molly's Yard, which is one of my absolute favourites, however I'd say Vanilla is better value for money and is... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I came here for his 30th birthday, food was amazing! Lovely quaint restaurant, great staff and beautiful food! We ate from the early bird menu and we made the mistake of ordering sides as well- far too much food! But all great! Thanks for a lovely night, will definitely return!

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Laura W, thank you for your recent review.The entire Vanilla team appreciate you taking the time to review our restaurant and were all pleased to hear that you both enjoyed all aspects of your meal.We look forward to hosting you both again in the near future.Kind regards Paul. More 

Belfast
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch and thought it was really good! The staff are nice, the food came promptly and the portions were really generous. Their soup of the day was so tasty, filled us up for the rest of the day. Handy location in the middle of the town.

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Catherine M, thank you for your recent review.Firstly thank you for popping in for lunch your custom is much appreciated,I'm delighted to hear that our front of house team looked after you so well.The chefs also appreciate the feedback and again we thank you.It seems we have another fan of the selection of freshly made soups the chef produce... More 

Newtownards, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a nice tasty meal house red was lovely Staff friendly although my wife and I did not like the staff referring to us as guys all evening

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Roland B, thank you for your recent review.I was pleased to hear that your meal was tasty and the house red went went down very well.In regards to our front of house team again I'm pleased to hear that you found our staff to be friendly,we try to maintain a friendly yet professional approach when dealing with all our... More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The dining experience is really great. Menu very interesting, food presentation and taste amazing and easy on the pocket - what a combination. Have been with family and friends never disappointed. Bonus beautiful Mournes on the door step. Best restaurant for miles.

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Rita R,thank you for your recent review.This is indeed a glowing review,we thank you from all the team.Your repeat custom is much appreciated,and as you stated we do try to deliver top notch food and service at a very reasonable price.All the chefs and service team appreciate this feedback immensely,it makes all the hardwork worthwhile.We all look forward to... More 

Dundrum, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Vanilla offers an interesting and varied menu, staff are informed and helpful and the restaurant provides gluten free meals. I have enjoyed all my visits to Vanilla and the food was good on every occasion.

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Martina K, thank you for your recent review.As always having repeat customers like yourself is always a sure sign that the food and service we provide is at the level you and our team expect.We appreciate the feedback as it gives us all a good indication were we are doing things well and in some cases could improve.Our chefs... More 

Irish couple in Paris
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed our first visit to Vanilla on the recommendation of a family member. Our meal was very tasty and I tried several of the cocktails on the menu. It was very busy and appears very popular. We will visit again.

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Siobhan 2010,thank you for your recent review.Im more than happy that you enjoyed your first Vanilla experience.Word of mouth as always can be great when it comes to attracting new business and I'm glad we didn't disappoint.We all look forward to seeing you again many times in the future and again thank you for taking the time to write... 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?