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

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Still just ok

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
jude n
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ireland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 via mobile

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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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went to the Vanilla Pod a few times over the Christmas holidays, lunch and dinner, small and big number of people. Each time we were there the food was delicious, the staff were friendly and the service was very efficient. Intend going back this weekend for lunch. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here. Food was lovely, service great. Restaurant was very busy but didn't impact service just added to the vibrant atmosphere.

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I have been here several times for brunch, lunch and dinner and it's always good. The early bird menu is excellent value again (it went downhill for a short while) and the chefs keep the early bird and a la carte menus changed often enough with new dishes and flavour combinations to keep frequenters like myself coming back for something... 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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