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vanilla pod

headfort place, Kells, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 9 restaurants in Kells
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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63 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Food is OKish - but not worth the money that is charged for it. Staff and i am talking about long term staff are not very welcoming at all and really do look at you as if what are you doing here IMO. Would not go back purely because of how we were treated not one bit friendly at all.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Lovely decor in this restaurant - although at a guess only holds around 85-90 people. Staff could not do enough for you and the food was superb,.

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Needless to say the 37 excellent reviews are no coincidence. We've stayed in the Headfort three times now, and I can't recommend it enough. Full of charm, with a great atmosphere in the evenings. The restaurant is outstandingly good, and the staff are beyond great. Really personal vibe about the place, and the staff go the extra mile,always.The standard of... More

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danville, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I are visiting Kells for the first time and Vanilla Pod was recommended for dinner. We were promptly greeted and seated, had excellent service from the wait staff and a delicious meal. My wife so loved the stuffed mushrooms that she wouldn't share any with me. The homemade vegetable soup was rich and creamy. Her salmon and... More

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Cavan, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I was at a loss on a Sunday about 3 or 4 weeks ago and decided to try her the waitresses were lovely very friendly and helpful,l went for the early bird,potato and pancetta lollypops with cheese fondue to start main was chicken with white leek sauce mash on the side and chocolate moose desert all for 25 euro including... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It's been a long time since I was last in Kells and recently spent a few days here with visitors from America. We ate in the Vanilla Pod the first night and I wish we had gone back on the second. We were greeted with a warm welcome by a very well dressed young woman who came back with menus... More

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Kells, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We have being going to this restaurant since it opened. Have only ever had a poor meal twice and when we brought the fact the meal was below par it was rectified. Staff are excellent with children

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Oldcastle, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

One thing I truly love about restaurants - especially the most successful ones are that they continue to get better. This is certainly true with The Vanilla Pod. Having just recently changed their menus for the spring/summer season, I was excited to try them out. Now, I'm a sucker for my favourites: not the most adventurous diner. But I did... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Visited the vanilla pod with a group of girl friends lately & really enjoyed the whole experience. Service is fantastic with lovely staff & the menu suits all. Two of our guests were coeliac & they were very impressed with the suggestions from staff on which dishes to choose from. The restaurant itself is nicely decorated and spotless clean. Kells... More

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

great full breakfast, plenty off choice, and loads of food. execellent staff, very friendly. time for having breakfast was good couple hours.....................................................

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