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Vanilla Restaurant

67 Main Street, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 90 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
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Tokyo, Japan
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The place, in terms of decor, can't quite decide if it's a cafe or high-end restaurant, but the flavors are quite good. We ordered mussels, soup, and salad; for mains we went with chicken and duck. The mussels were the only bone of contention in terms of flavor. I don't think these were regularly on the menu and their pairing... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were delighted to find this gem of a restaurant in Newcastle, although narrow, the number of tables fit well in the space and the bustle of the staff and the clientele work well giving atmosphere. The food was excellent, and we struggled to choose. I dislike ice cream, and when ordering dessert was told there was none, yet when... More

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Dromore
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Myself Andy husband have been going to this restaurant for over 5 years now. We go for special occasions, Sunday lunch, Christmas dinner, dessert, light lunch. We have never been disappointed. Friendly staff, lovely place, clean, ever changing menu which offers new and exciting flavours of Northern Ireland and beyond. Generous portions for the price! I could not recommend this... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited the Vanilla Restaurant on the recommendation of friends and found this little gem on the Main Street in Newcastle . We were welcomed by very enthusiastic staff who certainly knew their job , the food was excellent ,the Noodle Spring Rolls are .excellent almost a meal on their own.this being our first visit left us well satisfied and... More

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Broughshane, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had a wonderful evening for my daughters birthday. Food was fantastic. The restaurant was packed but we always felt as though. We were special

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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

had a fantastic meal in this restaurant last evening. this was one of the best meals i have had in a long time. the food was beautifully cooked and presented. the staff were very pleasant as well. this restaurant is well worth a visit.

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My friend and I were in Newcastle for a weekend, and this place was recommenced to us. As soon as I saw falafel on the menu, I was sold, and we booked our table for 7pm. Staff were very friendly and attentive, and we were made feel very welcome. When our starters arrived, everything looked so fresh and appetising, and... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Came down to enjoy time with mum and a beautiful lunch . Choices of soup which is not very often as it's just normally vegetable. Various soups and sandwiches . Sandwiches are huge and set you up for the day. Staff attentive and top up of coffee and ambiance amazing . Wi keep coming back.

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Ireland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Called in this lovely little restaurant for lunch, friendly polite staff, we both ordered sandwiches I had the tuna salad cream and beet root on brown bread which was very tasty and nicely presented. My other half had pasta and cheddar cheese on brown which got the big thumbs up. Both had coffees. I would have liked to tried the... More

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Belfast
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had a beautiful meal here would highly recommend this place for food. Also just a short walk away from Slieve Donard.

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