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“good food , nice atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vanilla Bean

Vanilla Bean
Ranked #26 of 117 Restaurants in Bathurst
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
nsw
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“good food , nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Very clean restaurant , nice modern decor with an asian feel . Good service by the staff . Quite an extensive menu & the food is delicious .

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank tripmothernsw
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English first
Orange, Australia
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253 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Reliable good honest food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Must try their breakfast menu! The best French toast ever!!! The service is fantastic and so quick. Excellent coffee.The perfect place for a really quick and very filling and tasty lunch.Although because of the timber flooring it can be very noisy.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Pumpkin20
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Country Town eating”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

The restaurant is well situated in the middle of this beautiful country town. The food is Thai, the staff are Thai and the food is both authentic Thai and with good Western alternatives. The service on my last visit was terrible, perhaps because we arrived at the end of the lunch period, but that is not excuse enough to explain why the staff were inattentive and not aware that the clientele required service. I would recommend.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank middo_hk
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North West UK
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Love the Chicken & Cashew Nut!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

Nice place, although overpriced if you want takeaway as you only get 10% discount.
Staff are efficient and friendly enough but like another reviewer said it never seems to be the kind of place you'd get to know them well.

Food is good to very good. I love the Chicken & Cashew with Chilli Jam so much so I've been trying to hunt down a recipe to make at home, although it's not quite there yet!

Nice place to eat with friends with pleasant decor. You can take your own wine and pay corkage. Maybe not the best for a special romantic dinner out.

Overall, recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Cal2804
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Bathurst, Australia
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“great food fast service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

This is a great restaurant to visit for lunch. After selecting a table, sitting down, the waitress brought us water and took our order. It felt like 5 MINUTES and the beautiful hot chicken & cashews in a light sweet chilly sauce and with rice stir fry is in front of you waiting to be enjoyed. Every time I go to this place I can't help but order the same thing and every time... its Great! My daughter had Pad Thai and it looked yummy too. There was nothing left on the plate. A little slow coming back to see if we would like desert, there was a lot of cakes, tarts etc to choose from. I had the lemon tart, I don't think its made there but all the same was ok. The fried ice cream with strawberry topping was really well presented and the young one loved it. Highly recommend this place, atmosphere is lovely, tables are spread out and there is plenty of room. There are always heaps of people whenever I have been there, that's a good sign. Price is very reasonable, you could afford to take the whole family for under $100. Our 2 courses for 2 were $42 all up. Delicious!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank jenniferNSW
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