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“Food with amazing taste and creation!”
Review of Vanilla

Vanilla
Ranked #1 of 1,102 Restaurants in Antalya
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $21
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed August 30, 2014

We visited this restaurant due high reviews here on trip advisor and I must say, I was not disappointed for a second. The restaurant itself I has a simple and modern, yet elegant interior, with both indoor and outdoor dining. The menu is limited and changes regularly, just like fine dining should be. The owner is the head chef and he for sure knows the art of cooking. All six different dishes on our three course dinner had a unique taste and thought to it. The taste was amazing and took you back to old school classical food in a mixture of new modern food from all over the world - very interesting concept! The wine selection was good and gave you loads of variations to choose from. The waiter we had was very shy and did not seem too professional, but still very nice.
This restaurant is worth a visit during a trip to Antalya, if one appreciate fine dining - food with a mix of though and creativity.
We had the pleasure to meet the owner s (head chef and his wife) ourselves at the time of our visit - very friendly and caring people. They gave us tips about a day-trip up the mountains and a beautiful beach near by.

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Thank SofiaN N
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Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

First class service got! The receptionist was so nice and polite. All the things in the careen is so well tided. The 2 dishes we got were awesome. Also the chef is good looking. vanilla gave me a great ending memory in Antalya !

Thank Yome Y
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very little food for big amounts of money. English owned - not sure why this restaurant has such rave reviews. Suggest you stick to the Turkish kitchens serving quality authentic food for very little money.

2  Thank Donna186258
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

This restaurant has the slowest service that I ever seen. The manager was initially nice. She said that we could wait up to 25 minutes to order. But we still decided to eat there and waited for them to get us a table. In 10-15 minutes, there was a table ready for us. After letting us sit there, they did not bring the menu for 10 minutes or so. When we asked for the menu, it took them another 10-15 minutes to bring it. When we were still discussing what to eat, they asked to get the menus back and gave them to other customers. I am a person who often eats out and this was the first time when I was asked to give the menu back even though I still had not decided what to eat.

After handing them the menu, we asked them to bring the menus back several times. But it took them some 20 minutes or so to do it. Finally after waiting for almost an hour, we managed to order. But the waiting process was not yet over. When we realized that for more than an hour and a half had passed ever since we spoke to the manager, we started to get really nervous. Finally when we realized that they were serving food to bigger tables which were occupied by customers who came later then us, we angrily cancelled the order and asked for the check of the drinks that we had while waiting for the food. The waiters did not even bother to inform the manager that they had a problem and that one of their customers refused to eat. They brought the check and let us pay for the drinks without apologizing.

Finally, when the manager saw us leaving, she insisted that we sit back and eat our food which was finally ready after almost two hours. When we were trying to get away, she insisted more and more. Obviously, she did not even realize that our refusal to eat there was an act of protest.

To cut the story short, this is a restaurant which only cares for money and prioritizes big groups over smaller tables. If you don't want to wait for 2 hours to be able to eat, I would suggest you not to go there.

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4  Thank Fulya O
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Reviewed August 24, 2014

Lovely fresh and fast food in the Old city of Antalya. The restaurant has a very modern feel to it but maintains the ambiance that the old city provides. Excellent seating area outside with fantastic fans to cool you down provide a great area in which to enjoy the food. We enjoyed a great pizza and lovely salad, huge portions and extremely tasty. The thai pumpkin and lemongrass soup was fantastic!

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Thank Andy C
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