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headfort place, Kells, Ireland
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  • 6
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  • 5
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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
Most recent review
Large Family & Friends Group

There were over 30 people in a long narrow room, so just one long table didn't really suit as not conducive to mixing, very little space behind chairs and staff trying to serve food, the function room at the rear of the hotel would have been better location for our group, there was a wedding on the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
TheExplorerSligo
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Belfast
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Belfast
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

There were over 30 people in a long narrow room, so just one long table didn't really suit as not conducive to mixing, very little space behind chairs and staff trying to serve food, the function room at the rear of the hotel would have been better location for our group, there was a wedding on the same night and... More 

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Kells, Ireland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I created an account on trip advisor especially to write a review for the Vanilla pod Kells. The food is ALWAYS superb, staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient. It's never ever quiet and for good reason! The chef is obviously the best around because the food tastes fantastic and the portion sizes are perfect. I cannot express my love... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Food was absolutely stunning, I recommend the duck. Lovely atmosphere at night time and plenty of staff and food delivered quickly.

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ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Meal was nice but not overly fantastic at all. On this occassion the staff were very nice and friendly.

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kells, co Meath
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great menu that changes seasonally with a knowledge staff and lovely atmosphere. Especially loved their Crab Combo starters and gorgeous lamb and duck dishes just delicious.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We went here last night for Valentine's as we got a voucher to use. I've heard great reviews but wanted to check it out myself. The restaurant it's self is small and the tables are very cramped and with the night that was in it made it quite difficult for customers and staff to move freely, however the atmosphere was... More 

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

it was very busy the night we were there, we were put at a table right in front of the door on one of the nights when there was snow, I had to ask twice to move, and then I had to ask a passing waiter could someone take our order as people who came in after us were getting... More 

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Province of Leinster, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

As a regular diners in the Vanilla Pod, we have never been disappointed in either the service or food. Ambience is always warm & food excellent, with a great selection of dishes & staff are attentive & welcoming. I've never had a bad experience here and I am looking forward to out next outing here....! A real gem. Keep up... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

a friend and myself had booked in for dinner. Within minutes of ordering our starters arrived we had the secret recipe wings and oh my god to say they were delicious wouldn't cut it. They absolutely divine. I'm a lover of wings and have never ever tasted anything so good finger licking good. The steak melted in my mouth. My... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nice ambiance, great food and excellent staff. Being there on New Years Eve and offered as well a very good champagne. Also we had a free entrance to the pub next door with live music.

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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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