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Vanilla Restaurant

67 Main Street, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 81 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant lives up to its present billing. Relaxed friendly atmosphere with delicious food - all 3 courses were first class. We chose the 'early bird dining' and it was good value with an excellent choice of imaginative dishes

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

my wife and I love this restaurant , we usually stay at the Slieve and have dinner here. The food is always delicious and of such a high standard.the atmosphere is always relaxed no matter how busy they are and the service is professional, friendly and attentive.The best part is it's so reasonably priced, definitely the best restaurant in the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

3 of us were staying in the nearby Slieve Donard hotel for a weekend and booked a table here for evening dinner on one of the nights. We were very impressed with the food which was really excellent, the service was perfect too. We left feeling very satisfied and happy.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

EVERYTHING is superb in this restaurant. Just delighted to have found it.... hope they are there for years to come... we will definitely be back, and will be spreading the word to all our friends.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Away on a girls weekend, staying in the Slieve Donard, we decided to have dinner in Vanilla on the Saturday night as we'd been told good things about it. From start to finish it was a positive experience. The staff were so friendly and helpful. There was great variety on the menu and our choices tasted as good as they... More

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you NicolaA for your recent kind review.I hope your girls weekend in Newcastle went well and thank you for choosing to dine with us here in Vanilla.Our entire team from the chefs to our front of house team are more than pleased with your review,and thank you for all the comments made.We are pleased that all aspects of your... More

New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We dined here during a recent stay at the Burrendale and were delighted with the food and service. We turned up without a reservation but were seated quickly. The seats are a little close I think but the waiter thoughtfully gave us a larger table which we appreciated. The early bird menu is great value considering the quality of the... More

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you KarenT for your recent kind review.Firstly I hope you enjoyed your stay in Newcastle and thank you for choosing to dine with us here in Vanilla.We were very busy on the night you dined and space in the restaurant was at a premium, however we do our best to ensure all our guests are comfortable at all times.Again... More

Portadown, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

First visit last night but it will certainly not be our last. Superb food, great service and great ambience. The restaurant has been recently re-decorated and displays old photographs of Newcastle in the 1800's on an end wall and in the passageway to the toilets, which incidentally were immaculately clean. We shall return.

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you AndrewG for your kind recent review.Firstly thank you for choosing to dine with us here in Vanilla your custom is very much appreciated.It seems we ticked all the boxes for your first visit as you enjoyed everything from the food,service and general ambience of the restaurant.Again thank you for mentioning the decor as we have recently refurbished and... More

Lurgan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Exquisite food! The 'Early Bird' menu also great value for the quality of the food. Thoroughly enjoyed. Very welcoming atmosphere.

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you HeatherH for your recent review.We only use the freshest of seasonal ingredients and a lot of time and care goes into every dish here in Vanilla.This is certainly the case as regards to our Early Bird menu.Our kitchen team very much appreciate this review as it shows all the hard work they put into every single dish does... More

N Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Beautiful restaurant just beyond the Slieve Donard. The service was superb and the early bird menu was extensive and extremely good value.

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you blueo47 for your recent review.It was our pleasure having you dine with with us and we thank you for your custom.We feel that our early bird menu does provide excellent value for money considering the quality of food we present to all our customers,thank you for mentioning this.Also our front of house team again do the very best... More

Northern Ireland
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The food was excellent and I could not fault it or the service, on the pricey side but for a special ocassion it is worth it

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Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you PJkNorthernIreland for your recent review.We are more than pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your recent visit with us.Your kind comments regarding the food and service you recieved were well recieved by the entire Vanilla team.Thank you again and we look forward to having you dine with us again very soon.Kind regards Paul. More

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Additional Information about Vanilla Restaurant

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

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