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“Best restaurant in Old Town!!”
Review of Vanilla

Vanilla
Ranked #1 of 1,070 Restaurants in Antalya
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $21
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Vanilla was established in 2007 and has since been the centre of fine dining in Antalya. Situated five minutes walking distance from Hadrian's Gate. Vanilla offers modern international cuisine served in a warm and relaxed environment. Executive Chef/Owner Wayne designs his Menus to reflect the seasons, using the finest local produce. Our philosophy is to provide a satisfying dining experience for the full spectrum of tastes using modern, innovative and classic cooking techniques.
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Old Town!!”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Great food, great staff, great atmosphere.... Enough said! Slightly pricey and quite limited menu, but what is on there is superb!! Definitely a must try and the staff speak good English!!!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great dinning experience and outstanding food”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Travelling for the past two months with a diet based on grilled meat, mince meat or meatballs, treating ourselves to a dinner in Vanilla was incredible.

The wine list was not too varied and on the expensive side (it's Turkey) but the food was very good, particurly the starters: the salmon gravlax with ginger foam had a beautiful balance of flavours and textures, the pork belly in Asian broth was juicy and it did not feel greasy although my favourite was the stake tartare! With the poached quail egg and just enough capers and peppercorn to spicy it up. The meat was ground perfectly (not too minced, not too coarse) and very tasty.
The mains were also good although both the beef fillet (cooked blue) and the 72 hour braised ribs had either too much sauce or too sweet marinade. The chocolate brownies with vanilla ice cream were excellent.

If I had this meal in Melbourne (a city with outstanding restaurants) I would be back. Here in Turkey, it was a party for my palate.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Monstita
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San Antonio, Texas
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Candlelight and good food”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Vanilla has a lovely patio right off the street, actually across the street from where the kitchen is located. We sat there on a lovely warm evening basking in the glow of the candle on our table, enjoying our meal and watching the many tourists walk by. The menu was surprisingly eclectic and the dishes we had were very well executed. More Mediterranean in style than Turkish, it provided a pleasant change of pace from all the delicious food we had been enjoying. Our server was superb. As the evening went on we found out that his superior skill came, in part, from his having spent 6 years as a server on a high-end cruise line. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Lohe
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I have been to Vanilla twice and had an amazing meal on both occasions.
The chef even offered to make me something special because I was a vegetarian! You can't get more accomadating than that.
On my first visit, there was a large party of us and every single person loved their meal.
I can't recommend this place enough. Even the atmosphere and decor are perfect.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank JadeC23
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant restaurant”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited this restaurant on our recent family holiday and it was amazing! Brilliant service, amazing food and great cocktails - would definately recommend to anyone visiting Antalya! Thank you for such a lovely evening.

  • Visited August 2013
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