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Vanilla Restaurant

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67 Main Street, Newcastle Bt33 0ae, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 2268
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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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Northern Ireland
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have eaten here quite a few times over the years, decided to give it another go. A dreadful welcome didn't make for a good start to the evening. After being 'directed' to our table (that one over there), it was 15 minutes before we were given menus or even offered a drink. To be fair, they were obviously understaffed... More 

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1 Thank LJ35
Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited with my husband and young son in July. We had made a booking and the owner/manager had everything ready at the table when we arrived. Although it was busy, the clientele was very quiet and I was worried that my toddler would make a lot of noise. The manager told me not to worry and as luck happens... More 

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3 Thank maeve H
Binan City, Philippines
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had dinner with family in this cozy restaurant. Tried Seafood Chowder, Spiced Chicken Slider and steak --> LOVELY FOOD! Their food is so much better than the restaurant inside the most expensive hotel in town. Vanilla is the only restau where I had dinner several times during my 2 weeks stay in Newcastle. Worth recommending to everyone.

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1 Thank justjza
Waterville, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived at the Slieve Donard in Newcastle on July 3rd, following an overnight flight. We were here to attend the Van Morrison concert the next night. After settling in to our room, we started to think about getting some dinner. My husband read reviews of Vanilla, and we decided to walk over and see if they could accommodate us.... More 

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2 Thank LuckyGirl55
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had lunch here today. The quality of the food was exceptional. The sort of food you would expect in an establishment with linen cloths and napkins! But no, that would spoil the lovely casual ambiance and the wide choice - from a great 3 course meal (that we had) or to be able to pop in for soup and a... More 

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2 Thank Mandy W
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The sun was shining so back to Newcastle we went last Saturday. On this occasion another visit to vanilla was defiantly on the agenda, having been many times we were expecting something special and believe me we were not disappointed. The restaurant was packed but having not made a reservation(silly us) we chanced our arm. The head manager met us... More 

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2 Thank foodlover524
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a party of 6 visiting on a Saturday night, there was a full house and the atmosphere was great. Despite the restaurant being so busy the quality of the food was uncompromising and the very professional staff made us feel we were the only patrons. The quality of staff and their attention to detail would put other restaurants... More 

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ARMAGH
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have travelled the world for both business and pleasure and this restaurant in Newcastle is on par with some of the best restaurants we have ate in. The food quality is exception with flavours being so well balanced. The menus are well thought out and use local produce which is reflected in the freshness and quality of the food.... More 

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3 Thank JULIE H
Newtownards
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the service efficient and friendly. The food was really tasty and the early bird menu was great value. We ended up having 3 courses as the flavours were so good. This proved to be the best meal we have had in a restaurant for a long time. We will return.

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3 Thank lins001
Belfast
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended. We arrived really [lunch] late on Wed July 13th but the staff still went the extra mile to accommodate us - including suggesting non standard menu variations that would suit our respective 80 year old plus moms. Clean plates all round says it all.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Irish, European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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 - 9:00 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
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?