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Vanilla Wine & Tapas Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Irish, European, British
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here a few weeks ago and was a brilliant time out with yummy cocktails!! Will definitely go again

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank mayaxoi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really cosy Tapas restaurant in Newcastle well worth the visit. Food was just gorgeous and size of the tapas plates just right. Staff were great and really friendly and it has a really beautiful toilet!! :)

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Roisin J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked A table for a birthday meal for my wife from the cocktail and whiskey right through the squid starters followed by a fish special and a steak to the cheese board the service and food could not have been better. The professional unobtrusive service...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank donard8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can see why Vanilla is popular and why the only booking I could get was at 5.30pm ! We didn’t have starters so I can’t judge - but what I saw coming out looked great. Main course, my wife and I had Pan Roasted...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank africantravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been here for ages. Great Ribeye steak which practically melted in the mouth. Good big portions too and food not bad value. Amazing serve of Jawbox gin with honeycomb, and amazing espresso martini which unusually has white chocolate liquier which was lovely. Cocktails and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank drd576
Reviewed January 8, 2019

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 January 8, 2019 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 December 30, 2018

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 December 27, 2018 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 December 22, 2018 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
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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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