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Vanilla Restaurant

67 Main Street, Newcastle BT33 0AE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 2268
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“spring rolls” (40 reviews)
“flat iron steak” (11 reviews)
“tapas” (31 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
67 Main Street, Newcastle BT33 0AE, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed today

Was here during the week while staying in the Slieve Donard. Had booked ahead for the early bird Christmas Dinner although restaurant empty when we arrived at 6.45- it was a rough and windy night outside. The 2 staff on duty were efficient and welcoming...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lagosbound
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s been a while since I ate here but it’s still as good as ever,the food is delicious and staff are always helpful

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tugboat_11
Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tugboat_11, Thanks for the lovely feedback. Don't leave it too long before your next visit. Nicola

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch with friends had the soup and sandwich. After a spoonful I got an overpowering explosion of salt on my tongue a salty bowl of nothing. The waitress informed us that no one else had complained.All the reviews are five star I wonder...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Christine H
Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Christine H, We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy our soup on this occasion. Our chefs season all of our dishes so that customers can enjoy them as intended, and 'taste test' before serving. For the most part they strike a good balance...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vanilla is right in the heart of Main Street, Newcastle, and offers excellent food, great value, and friendly service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BillandHeather R
Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi BillandHeather R, Thanks for the feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Vanilla in the near future. Nicola

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We have visited Vanilla on many occasions, both for Date-nights and family days to Newcastle. The quality of the service and food is always 5 star, without fail. Not only are the ingredients always top quality, but the flavour, seasoning and attention to detail cannot...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Kevin M
Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kev-Tripper, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to Vanilla. It's great to see that you enjoyed, and appreciated all aspects of your visit, from food, through service and ambiance. Don't wait too long to visit the Tapas Bar - it's delicious!!...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018

Sixteen months after my last visit (Divine Experience 24/6/2017) I was delighted to have the opportunity as host to introduce two friends visiting from England to what I consider is the best dining that Newcastle has to offer. On my previous visit I had a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 530DavidK
Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Hi David K, Thanks for taking the time to review your 'BBFC XXX-rated' dining experience with us. We're glad that we lived up to your expectations, and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards, Alan

Reviewed October 16, 2018

We visited Vanilla on two occasions during our stay near Newcastle, on both occasions the food was fantastic and the service was friendly and efficient. The lamb was very good as was the pork belly, my partner had the cod and the chicken and she...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Q9602HBmartinr
Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Hi Martin R, Great to hear that you and your partner enjoyed your first evening with us so much that you came back again. Thanks for your kind words, and we hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Alan

Reviewed October 15, 2018

I rarely write a bad review but felt this was worth mentioning. We went yesterday and took advantage of the early bird menu. Whilst we were the first there it soon filled up which was encouraging. We ordered cocktails to start at £9.95 when they...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Hilary R
Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Hi Hilary R, Whilst we appreciate you taking the time to review your experience with us on Sunday evening, it's quite frustrating that you felt it necessary to complain about the standard of your main course dishes on TripAdivsor, considering that you didn't bother to...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

I hadn’t dined here since last year, when I had an excellent meal from the Christmas menu. I ordered beetroot, tomato & chilli soup and a goat’s cheese & falafel wrap - both were brilliant. Service is chipper with iced water being brought without prompting...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Daytripper24182
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We had an absolutely beautiful meal in the upstairs section of Vanilla restaurant which specialises in Tapas. There is great selection to choose from and all the ones which we ordered were gorgeous. You can order a few and then if you want some more...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 808warrenc
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globtr
January 18, 2016|
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Response from Worldwideireland | Reviewed this property |
I dont believe they have a Vegan menu as such but the chef seems more than capable and I am sure they will do their best to accomodate your needs. i hope this is of some help to you.
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meltingchains
November 9, 2015|
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Response from Vanillanewcastle | Property representative |
Hi meltingchains, Absolutely! All our waiting staff are 'allergen aware' and will be more than happy to guide you through the menu. Our team of chefs will cater for your specific needs. Fell free to call in advance if... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions
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 - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 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
  • E-mail
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