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The Headfort Arms Headfort Place, Kells, Ireland
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County Meath, Ireland
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a girls' night out and was very pleasantly surprised by this little place out in the middle of County Meath. Pre-dinner drinks were yummy as were all the courses and the staff was very attentive and had no problem with us splitting the bill at the end. The decor is a little dated and boring and doesn't... More 

Kells, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful boutique restaurant, serving delicious food with first class service, nothing is too much trouble for the staff and management. A must when visiting Kells.

Thank 585veronica8
Northampton, England
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here last year with a group of 50 people plus and this year too 50+ and both times it was fantastic. Staff, food and setting. Well done Vanilla Pod, you are a classy venue!

Thank Ruskieray
Kells, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, surroundings and staff are amazing. Great menu to choose from. The service was good and very welcoming staff

1 Thank Patricia D
Zurich, Switzerland
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us ate here, all of us were happy. Lovely menu with good choice, plenty of veg, generous portions. Very pleasant staff, relaxed atmosphere. Would return.

1 Thank Morrovalle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would highly recommend this lovely little restaurant. Myself and my friend just had dinner here and the food was fab! Selected our meal off the early bird, I ordered the wings and the salmon and the sauce on the baby potatoes was super tasty. Oh and how could I not mention the service. The staff were super friendly and did... More 

1 Thank Jo F
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful evening meal recently at the Vanilla Pod. First time eating here and needless to say not the last. Great attention to detail and fabulous, very tasty and well flavoured food. I had the tacos for starters, the 3 way duck for mains & hazelnut meringue for dessert. My partner had the Goats cheese for starters & stuffed chicken for... More 

1 Thank DannyYens
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recent trip to vanilla pod was great. Good attention to detail in dishes with great mix of flavours. Goats cheese three ways was a lovely little starter to get the palate moving, followed by the chicken stuffed. Only let down, if you're a dessert fan, is the taster plate with coffee. 3 very small tastes, each approx an inch in... More 

2 Thank Aoife W
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Great night as always food really good Have Benn here many times and always excellent lovely atmosphere Would recommend

3 Thank ruby2222
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Ate here while staying in the hotel next door as part of our hotel deal. Meal was very tasty with good gluten free options and knowledgeable staff so I felt confident in my choices. Restaurant has a lovely relaxed and comfortable decor and is well situated on the Main Street in Kells opposite the Church.

2 Thank Fluffers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Headfort Arms Headfort Place, Kells, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Kells
  • Phone Number: 0469240084

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