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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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 435
    Excellent
  • 100
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Top notch restaurant

We have visited vanilla a number of times and it is always a treat. The food is excellent, the service good. I often think there is not enough on the plate when it arrives but I am always wrong!!! The chef knows best. I highly recommend a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
352tony
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We have visited vanilla a number of times and it is always a treat. The food is excellent, the service good. I often think there is not enough on the plate when it arrives but I am always wrong!!! The chef knows best. I highly recommend a visit.

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1 Thank 352tony
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thought I would give Vanilla a try and find out for myself why it is #1 in County Down. Now I have been I know why! The food was amazing and the service faultless. My food was fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. Staff were very attentive and friendly. I can't wait for my next visit. :)

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1 Thank LYNN254
Bristol, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited today for lunch The visit can best be described in one word ... outstanding Absolutely over delivered against my expectations Once again, thanks

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3 Thank IainMc68
Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic restaurant, great food, flavour combinations, very well presented, a small menu choice, good atmosphere, very relaxed dining, very helpful friendly staff

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2 Thank Jeffhayes1970
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food here is excellant. Staff are so professional, polite and efficient.lovely experience for my birthday. You must visit this place,book before you go.

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3 Thank Deborah H
Newry, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quiet January lunchtime? Not in Vanilla! It was buzzing with customers of all ages obviously enjoying the interesting range of food. Excellent presentation, perfect seasoning which requires nothing more, and the best of fresh produce. The service staff are professional and attentive, and very friendly. The whole experience is as good as this review! Will definitely return.

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1 Thank 433mags09
Kilkeel, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is always outstanding, there is a lovely atmosphere and the staff are friendly and very helpful. Would definitely recommend!!

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2 Thank rebekah_shan
Belfast, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a quick bite of lunch, tasty soup and bling sandwiches. The place was busy for a Monday lunchtime, service and staff were lovely, highly recommend.

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2 Thank Lynne4321
Belfast
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I treated my boyfriend to dinner here on Friday night as we were in the slieve donard for our birthday weekend! I been recommended vanilla by my friend and she promised me I would not be disappointed! It was simply stunning, beautiful atmosphere, exquisite food and friendly staff! I'm very happy it surpassed all of my expectations! We had the... More 

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2 Thank ClaireLRatican
Co Down
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful chill out restaurant. Friendly staff and delightful ambience which screams quality. My daughter and I ordered the steak sandwich. IT was delicious, moist, succulent and a totally unique flavour. Coffee was a delight. I definitely will be back.

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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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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Belfast, United Kingdom
26 days ago
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?