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headfort place, Kells, Ireland
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 34
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Definitely will be back!!!

Joined TripAdvisor after dining in this little gem in County Meath two Sundays ago! Only passing through Kells and we decided to pop in as the menu looked fantastic! All the food so appealing and even have great value for children. I opted for a prawn roll for starters ..delicious and the main... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Joined TripAdvisor after dining in this little gem in County Meath two Sundays ago! Only passing through Kells and we decided to pop in as the menu looked fantastic! All the food so appealing and even have great value for children. I opted for a prawn roll for starters ..delicious and the main course duck confit fabulously garnished .. Sooo... More 

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Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food was fantastic, the staff were very polite and extremely helpful. The menu catered for all food lovers. Well done to laerina and all her staff for making my daughters communion meal such a memorable experience.. Kelly Anne o connor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a really nice dinner in Vanilla Pod this afternoon. The decor makes you feel like you are entering a day spa, very relaxing. Service was excellent and staff very attentive and pleasant. We had the early bird 3 course menu and kids menu. Chicken wings were lovely, fillet steak would melt in your mouth. Desserts, tea and coffee were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great choice & great food, good value too. I had goats cheese to start with a pomegranate dressing which was a little bitter but very good and the seabass for main which was excellent. For desert I would really recommend the Lemon meringue

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This has long been a favourite of some family members but it is only in recent times that we tried it for ourselves. Our main trouble at this stage is that we have too many restaurants on our list that we want to do return visits too - including this one. It is easy to see the attractions here. Menu... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

In an area not blessed by a wide choice of decent eateries it is nice to visit a re liable restaurant, nothing too exciting or enovative but dependable. The room is not big and it can be noisy due to a low ceiling...enforced due to renovations of an old building. However, the atmosphere is pleasant and the staff are all... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Three of us went on a Thursday night. The food was amazing. The service was excellent. We had an early bird menu. Great value for your money. A good choice on menu. Would highly recommend here.

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Lisnaskea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Called into the Vanilla Pod for the first time on a busy Saturday night and although we hadn't got a reservation the staff were able to fit us in. We were starving and the menu provided us with a good selection of tasty food. Three of us selected the slow cooked rib and one beef medallion. The food was absolutely... More 

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wow this is a must eat here .....can't faulit in any way just perfect. Just real good food. Lovely atmosphere prompt service by great staff. Brill menu with wide range of choices can't wait to return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were treated to an incredible meal here with delicious wine by 2 of the best locals in town whilst visiting Kells. I must emphasise that it certainly was a treat! Every meal that came out looked and tasted delicious and we left feeling very satisfied! I recommend the fillet... Yummo!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: headfort place, Kells, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Kells

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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