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Vanilla Restaurant

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67 Main Street, Newcastle BT33 0AE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 2268
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Vanilla Restaurant came recommended to us & it very much lived up to my expectations. The ambiance of the surroundings was lovely & the staff were all very friendly & helpful. We had a fabulous meal - & although my Finnebrogue Venison (served Pink) was served exactly as stated on the menu – I found it very difficult to cut... More 

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1 Thank plmcneill
Belfast, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Seven of us ate here and had an amazing meal. The taste and presentation are top notch. We had various meals and everyone was pleased with their choice. The waiting staff couldn't have been better. Can't wait to go back unfortunately I live about 2 hours away but will go back especially for the chicken.

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1 Thank jinnyann
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic restaurant for couples or small celebrations. Food is always on point, nice rustic fine dining experience. A favourite.

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1 Thank Hayley P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We where here on Tuesday and the Seafood chowder was fantastic.Lovely place with friendly staff. We will definitely be back again

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1 Thank Kat S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best meal I've had in quite a while. Great to have a meal of this standard especially while we're just getting caught up with 'master chef the professionals' makes the programme come to life.

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2 Thank Drumquin853
Bushmills, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 7 pm and, having arrived a little early, were pleased to be offered the Early Bird menu. My wife chose a Squid and Beef starter followed by Catch of the Day. This starter was of a generous size and, having a small appetite, she struggled to finish her main. Both were delicious. Not being so... More 

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2 Thank George I
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a meal bursting with flavours then Vanilla is the place to go. I have visited this restaurant on numerous occasions as i live locally and have never had a bad meal. The staff are very helpful & friendly and will always try and accommodate you no matter what your request. Their spring rolls & steak are very... More 

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3 Thank David C
Lurgan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Any time we stay in the Slieve Donard hotel we always eat in Vanilla. The food is fantastic - the early bird is great value - and the service is attentive with very friendly staff. We visited in early January and the place was buzzing and fully booked; a testament to the quality of dining experience in this restaurant. Visit... More 

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2 Thank Gareth W
Rostrevor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 11 of us (2 children) went for the early bird deal (2 courses for £15.95 or 3 courses for £20.95 - can't remember children's prices) and the food was absolutely beautiful. Artfully arranged, but no skimping on portion sizes. The waiting staff were extremely pleasant & polite. Will definitely be re-visiting

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1 Thank Niamh P
northern ireland
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243 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently dined here on a Sunday night for the early bird 3 courses! I had goats cheese starter followed by a beautiful take on Christmas dinner and baked Alaska the quality and presentation of food was incredible! Can't wait to return in the new year!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Main Street, Newcastle BT33 0AE, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4372 2268

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Belfast, United Kingdom
over a year ago
London, United Kingdom

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?