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“Top Class Food with a lovely buzz” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vanilla Pod Eatery

Vanilla Pod Eatery
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, European
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Top Class Food with a lovely buzz”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

First experienced lucy here on Wednesday. Really tasty good value lunch. Going to try brunch tomorrow. Friendly staff, lovely touches like the coffee mugs etc, but the food was top class!! A definite find.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank karlojet
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Polish first
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English first
Dublin
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great spot for weekend brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Always the sign of a good spot when you see a queue, and we've been going regularly on weekends now and usually have a few minutes to wait.

The food is always very tasty, the specials especially... the one thing that I love about the place is the service. The staff are incredible, very obliging and nothing is a problem. Occasionally we're too late for the pancakes, they're run out etc and we don't mind as the staff are so nice about it and apologetic.

Love the little quotes on the mugs too! Only negative is it's situated in a hellish retail park.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank P C
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Maynooth, Ireland
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fresh food and a pleasant experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

Based just off the motorway through Carrickmines, Vanilla Pod is a great little spot for brunch or perk up coffee. Especially worthwhile are their fruit salads and scones. The only criticism is service can be a tad slow during busy times, but the fresh high quality food more than compensates.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GreedyMessiah
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Western Ireland, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

I have eaten several times here with family members. The food is excellent as is the service. Great value for money. Will definitely go back time and time again. Well done to all!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rosdub
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Ireland
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great lunchtime spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

The Vanilla Pod is a great spot for lunch, a nice range of food that is always cooked fresh. Lunchtime Fridays can be very busy so recommend making a reservation. Take out menu also available. Burger is good, not a light lunch though! I recommend the chicken caesar salad for lunch, the dressing is very tasty and its not overly filling. I'm was not mad on the superfood salad. The sandwiches are very tasty too, but again, are very filling for a light lunch. They have done a good job with the décor, modern yet friendly. Expect to pay about €12 for the burger and €11 for the chicken caesar salad if you are sitting in. Only open to 6pm most days. Kate and Veronica are always very welcoming, as are the rest of the team. Daily Specials on the chalk board keep things fresh. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TheTypicalExplorer
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