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Vanilla Restaurant

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67 Main Street, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 306
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Lunch!!

My friend and I always go to vanilla for lunch! Amazing food, great staff and fantastic atmosphere. Love it!! 👌

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Sassygrl0
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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403 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

My friend and I always go to vanilla for lunch! Amazing food, great staff and fantastic atmosphere. Love it!! 👌

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Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Me and partner were here at the weekend, we didnt know what to expect we looked at the menu and to be honest there was nothing onit that i would have ate, the only thing i could see on it was soup, in the end i just had chips, lovely posh restaurant but a new menu and wider selection needed... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I eat in Vanilla several times a year as we live in Newcastle and have never been disappointed. It is our number one choice in the area.

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have had lunch and dinner here and both gorgeous. Definitely recommend. Town centre and close to all the shops

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

In the words of Chris Kamara only two words can sum up Vanilla- Unbelievable Jeff! We went to Vanilla on a miserable rainy day and we were completely soaked through but as soon as we went in the waitress could not have been more accomodating by giving us napkins to dry off and hanging our coats up under the heater.... More 

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BELFAST
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Been meaning to check out the rave reviews here for a very long time. We parked at Murlough beach and was our way to Newcastle for a late lunch. Dressed as walkers, we were greeted straight away with out reservation and seated, (didn't feel under dressed) around 2:30 so we're very lucky to get a table. The waiter was lovely... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Visited vanilla today on a cold wet day for lunch to warm us up arrived pretty late around 3pm had soup and sandwiches at a good price nice to given a choice of soups and nice fresh sandwiches service was quick and helpful only note to make was that we seated ourselfs but restaurant was quite busy

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Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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 

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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?