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“Wonderful evening”
Review of Vanilla - CLOSED

Vanilla
Price range: $29 - $39
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful evening”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Had not been to vanilla for a couple of years, we went on Saturday for my birthday and was not disappointed, the food was as good as ever, lovely relaxed atmosphere, good service, can't wait to return very soon,

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Barbara M
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galway
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Dining during the Racing Festival.”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by a local person a couple of years ago and have gone there on a number of occasions. I can honestly say that we have never left disappointed.The staff are helpful and friendly, food is very good, some nice cold beers on tap and we paid what we expected to be the norm during the races and fully intend to come back.I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank wickedatbest
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Empty”
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Very few diners for over priced food. For eating out in Cheltenham better and cheaper can be found. This is not somewhere we will be revisiting

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank marionk26
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Bristol, England
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good location, interior and staff.”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were going to the theatre, so came to Vanilla for their Early-Bird menu, which sounded very good value. Maybe we expected too much because the prices on this menu are quite a bit cheaper than their a la carte and you need to bear this in mind when reading this review.

My wife had the feta and tomato salad as a starter, pleasant enough but insubstantial, the quantity is roughly what you would put into a cheese sandwich to perk it up, one small tomato and a few leaves. I had the cream of cauliflower soup microwaved up to scalding temperature; maybe homemade, maybe not, it wasn't easy to tell. For the main course I had the vegetable tapas plate, a glorified starter really, and my wife the salmon fishcakes. There was nothing wrong with either but equally nothing to enthuse over. On food alone this visit would rate three stars.

But the location is good, the building attractive, the inside a slightly curious mix of decor but very clean and tidy, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. There were two large parties that arrived whilst we were eating, both carrying big cake tins with birthday cakes inside. Whilst in many restaurants this would be frowned upon or rejected when requested, here the staff were very helpful and positive about it, which indicates a very good relationship with their customers. All this bumped up the review to four stars.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank PORTISHEAD20
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
383 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Excellent Early Bird menu”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Last night as a group of four we enjoyed a very pleasant meal and very good value at two courses for £10.95, you can upgrade to three courses for £13.95, but we were all extremely satisfied with out two course. Although not on the menu we were recommended to request their sausage and mash as the main course by two of our party who are both regular diners at this restaurant. Inside the restaurant is well laid out with plenty of room between the tables. The service we received was excellent and the house red Chilean wine very acceptable. We would recommend the lunch and early bird menu

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank robert W
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