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“Good food & service, bit pricey for what it is” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vanilla

Vanilla
Cambray Place, Cheltenham GL50 1JS, England
01242 228228
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Ranked #92 of 345 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Price range: $29 - $39
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Norwich, UK
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130 reviews 130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Good food & service, bit pricey for what it is”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Tacky brass table numbers let it down a bit, lovely atmosphere but loud diners also spoiled what could have been a good evening. No doubt food is good but expensive. Four of us without deserts £172 ouch. although we did have 2 bottles of wine. Interesting decor and music. Would I go back if in Cheltebham probably not.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovely Food - Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Five of us ate out for a birthday celebration, we went for the Early Bird Special - the food was as usual (had been here a couple of times before) excellent, and the service was brilliant, the waiter was attentive, but not at all pushy. The boys all had the burgers and thought they were as good as they have had, and they even put a candle in my desert!!!

I would recommend, as we all thought the ambiance, service and food were spot on - will certainly be returning.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Romford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Found this restaurant by accident middle of the week was not to busy, nice decour friendly staff. Meal was excellent had a steak which was cooked perfectly good size portions the best surprise was the bill not very expensive. loved it try it you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Lovely food, good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Went there for lunch on a Saturday and sat outside in the sun. Queried about eating from a different menu other than the lunch one which they were fine with. I had risotto which was delicious, my friend had ciabatta with roast veg, asked for mozzarella instead of houmous which they didn't mind changing. Good friendly, accommodating service. Will be dining there again soon!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bit disappointing.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Went here for my work's Christmas party. The menu we had to pre-choose our meals from wasn't very Christmassy nor exciting to read. All was on offer was something basic with mash e.g. Steak pie, sausages etc.

The starters and desserts were nice but didn't really wow me. The main was a bit bland and without any culinary creativity, which was disappointing as I'd hoped they might put a slight spin on a boring menu choice seeing others I know that have dined their have rated it highly.

Glad my first visit was a free meal.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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