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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
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Open 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 348
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Best meal I have ever experienced!

Possibly one of the nicest restaurants I have ever been in! Food is absolutely beautiful and staff are very friendly! Will defiantly be back

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
hanna j
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Possibly one of the nicest restaurants I have ever been in! Food is absolutely beautiful and staff are very friendly! Will defiantly be back

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Co.Down
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is some 20 miles from my home, which means I had to drive past a number of good establishments in order to dine at Vanilla. And I can honestly say the journey was well worth it. My wife and I arrived before 6.00pm and so were offered the Early Bird as well A la Carte menu. We both... More 

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armagh
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Recommended by friends, went on Thursday evening. Small menu, very pricey. Food was good but won't be rushing back....decor beautiful, staff very good maybe if they reduce their prices we'll try it again

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Vanillanewcastle, General Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Gore0028, Thanks for taking the time to review our Restaurant. We appreciate your feedback on the food and service you experienced during your visit. With regards to our price point, we feel that the price of our dishes is in line with the quality of the ingredients used, and the end product, which you enjoyed so much. I would... More 

Westchester County, New York
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was a highly rated restaurant so we took a late reservation, 9:00, to try it. The ambience was lovely, but I am afraid our service was ghastly. We waited while others who came in after us were served appetizers, etc. We ordered our drinks first, but they did not come for a long time and the appetizers arrived at... More 

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi bindiboo, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to Vanilla. We are sorry that your experience wasn't as good as we would have hoped. Our goal is to ensure that all our guests enjoy a fantastic meal and excellent service, and can only apologise that on this occasion we didn't deliver on this. With regards to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went for Dinner with my wife, we had been told it was good and it did not disappoint Food and Service was excellent. Would definitely go back again when in Newcastle. Very reasonably priced for the Quality of food you get.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited Vanilla a few months ago and have been coming back regularly ever since. The food is flavoursome plentiful and very good value for money. It is by far the best restaurant in Newcastle at the moment for really good different food. Well done folks!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Newcastle doesn't have a wealth of restaurants never mind good restaurants... But this place is a wee gem. The lobster/salmon and scallop ravioli was a flavoursome yet light starter. My husband has the squid/beef combo, which sounds wrong but tastes totally right. Mains of steak and pink lamb were delicious and sharing a fab sticky toffee pud was icing on... More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Vanilla never fails to serve top quality food! The flat iron steak is amazing, and as part of the early bird meal deal, you can't go wrong! We've eaten here a handful of times and never had a bad meal. The atmosphere is lovely, and the staff are very attentive. The standard of this restaurant exceeds expectation and the value... More 

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st albans
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a delicious and reasonably priced early supper at Vanilla on Monday night. The food was all delicious with very interesting combinations on our elegantly presented plates. The menu was well-explained by the waiter and the house wine was delicious. We did not have time for a dessert as we had to get to Belfast for our flight home.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had lunch at Vanilla twice and enjoyed it very much. The service was good, the food was excellent and well presented and the atmosphere was lovely and not too loud. The portions were a big large for me.

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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: British

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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: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?