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Vanilla Restaurant

67 Main Street, Newcastle BT33 0AE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 2268
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“spring rolls” (40 reviews)
“tapas” (31 reviews)
“duck” (39 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
Irish, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
67 Main Street, Newcastle BT33 0AE, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A varied menu, if you cant find a new favourite there's something wrong. This is a must for us when in Newcastle, and always make a point of calling, never had a bad meal yet, and have been at various times and days.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anthony f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with a varied menu and reasonable rates. Staff very friendly and attentive. Located on Newcastle Main St and always seems busy. We had not pre booked for lunch but were able to get a table with minimal wait. Would definitely go again.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Edel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were in newcastle by chance and a local young lad recommended this place. not expecting much, we were blown away by this unassuming place. the menu is interesting and varied, without too many dishes and the prices very reasonable. the food is simply excellent...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank jmt12london
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first experience of Vanilla. I live locally, but never went, as my wife is allergic to monosodium glutamate, which, I was informed, was used by past chefs here. Anyway, I was attending a works Chistmas party and was not disappointed at all...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 72martyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used to come every month to this place and never disappointed and really glad I’ve come back. Came here last night with a group from work. Food from the outset was outstanding. No complaints from any staff member. Always a good sign. On hand with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank elainebS4203ML
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 November 21, 2018 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 November 25, 2018

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

Reviewed November 13, 2018

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 November 25, 2018

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 November 12, 2018

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 November 25, 2018

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 November 25, 2018

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

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Questions & Answers
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.
November 9, 2015|
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 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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