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headfort place, Kells, Ireland
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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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
Fantastic

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Edel M
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Cavan, Ireland
via mobile
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English first
Cavan, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Belfast
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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