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vanilla pod

headfort place, Kells, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 9 restaurants in Kells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Medellin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Vanilla Pod is Kells is a revelation and, possibly, the best restaurant in the Navan - Kells - Trim triangle. I say this as a result of two visits in the last month. The menu is extensive and quite inventive and the short but novel wine list contains a few gems but more on this later. My starter of... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

apetizers, main courses and deserts with all details for your taste. It's incredible the after-eight cheese cake. Wines from Montsant or Terra Alta could marriage with the main courses.

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We visited this on Easter Monday, as we'd heard they have a copy of the Book of Kells (which they do, btw!) The restaurant was excellent; early evening, we ate from their early bird menu. Chicken supreme done very well, and duck confit tasty and well presented. The side salad was a proper salad, unlike many "salads" I've had. What... More

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We were staying in the headford arms hotel for my wife's birthday and went for a meal in the vanilla pod. The food was beautiful and the staff were lovely. We had a really great night. Well worth a visit.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My wife and I decided to go away for the night of the 15th of April and we booked into a Hotel in nearby Virginia. We decided to try out The Vanilla Pod as it ranked highly on trip advisor. We were delighted we did. From the moment we opened the door we felt very welcome and were seated without... More

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ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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