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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 21 October 2021

I ask for my lamb to be cooked tenderised and that’s exactly what I got. Even the peshwari naan was special in itself. Outstanding quality food. Waiters were all very attentive especially with such a busy Saturday night. I think we’ve found our Indian!! I...never write reviews but this restaurant deserves its praise. Thank you Vanilla Spice, we’ll see you very soon.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Review_Reply, Agency / Consultant at Vanilla Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2021

We're delighted to be reading such a wonderful review, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience here with everyone. We look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant again in the future. 😊

Reviewed 13 September 2021 via mobile

We phoned up to order a takeaway,the service was great, and the delivery very quick. The food was brilliant, ample and very tasty.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Review_Reply, Owner at Vanilla Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2021

Thank you so much for your review Dave! We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal!

Reviewed 27 July 2021 via mobile

We visited on Monday night. A long overdue visit to somewhere recommended for a long time. Parking available onsite. It seems to have been recently refurbished to a high standard- a welcoming environment. Service was prompt and the food came out quickly. The poppadoms came...with a tray of onions, raitha, mango chutney and a lovely coconut and chilli powder. Our starter were delicious- sheek kebab and 2 puris (king prawn and vegetable- both individually flavoured). Mains were equally enjoyed with rices- the egg rice was particularly nice) along with fresh naans. We had drinks from the well stocked bar, Kingfisher on draught. Desserts were a range of frozen ice creams (along with Punky and EggMan ( for any kids who like these). Reasonably priced. If we didn’t live so far away, we’d eat there a lot.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Review_Reply, Owner at Vanilla Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2021

Thank you for such a lovely long review, we're delighted you had a great time with us. Thank you for trying out Vanilla Spice and taking the time to leave us a review. 🙂

Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

Decided to try somewhere different as we use Poppadoms in town and had a sit down here about a year ago and food was good. An hour after ordering we were still waiting for our food, we decided to get it to takeaway instead and...when we got home we were shocked. I'd ordered chicken pakora starters and they were the worst I'd ever had, it's something I always order to go with my curry and these were awful. Tiny amount of chewy chicken in a solid batter, weren't even edible and went in bin. The curry was bland compared to what we were used too and chicken had a funny taste. Sauce was different also, left half of the curry and on looking at it this morning the tikka sauce is just sat in clumps, just awful.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 5 July 2021 via mobile

Since lockdown Vanilla spice has been re- fitted, the decor is superb with high class fittings and a fun element. The service is still the first class service it has always been, and the food seemed better than ever. We had a great time, everything...and everybody, were fantastic, genuine and friendly. Thank you all very much.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Review_Reply, Owner at Vanilla Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2021

Thank you so much for your review Dave! We're delighted you like the new look inside the restaurant. 🙂

Reviewed 12 March 2021 via mobile

We have been collecting a takeaway from here every week during lockdown. The quality of food is consistent and excellent. It is always ready on time and clearly freshly made. Can't wait for the time when we can come for a sit down meal again.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Review_Reply, Owner at Vanilla Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2021

You're too kind Wendy, support from people like you is what keeps us going! We're also looking forward to welcoming you back into the restaurant, not long now hopefully!

Reviewed 25 December 2020 via mobile

We called for a takeaway on xmas eve, the service was quick, the delivery good, and the food was fantastic, great flavours, and good portions. You cannot keep a good restuaraunt down.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Review_Reply, Owner at Vanilla Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2021

Thank you for the cracking review Dave! We're delighted you enjoyed your food, thanks for choosing Vanilla Spice!

Reviewed 17 November 2020

Real 5* traditional indian food and service. The best restaurant decor in Newport. Relaxing atmosphere...

Date of visit: November 2020
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Review_Reply, Owner at Vanilla Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2020

Thank you very much Mohammed, we're pleased you like the new decor! 😊

Reviewed 22 October 2020 via mobile

Visited here on the off chance and we were greeted by the hostess Sylvie who showed up to our booth We ordered some popadoms and onion bhajis and they were very nice For mains I had the garlic chicken with garlic rice and have to...say it was super tasty with a nice heat my partner had the tikka masala and said it was delicious The manager Naz was very attentive and polite we will definitely returnMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Review_Reply, Owner at Vanilla Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2020

We really appreciate you taking the time to write us a review Mitch, we're glad you enjoyed both our food and service! Thank you for choosing Vanilla Spice, hopefully we'll see you again soon once the lockdown is over!

Reviewed 6 October 2020

Me and my family decided to try Vanilla Spice for my 50th birthday. As soon as we arrived the staf welcomed us and were very very friendly. The food was delicious and the staf made us all feel extremely comfortable. Cant wait to go back...again soon. Highly recommended to anybody 5 **More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Review_Reply, Owner at Vanilla Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2020

Happy birthday to you again! Thank you for choosing Vanilla Spice to celebrate the big day. We hope the food made your special occasion that little bit better. 🥳

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Yes, it's all Halal. I have Muslim colleagues who eat there regularly.
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Yes, Vanilla Spice offers takeaway services.

Yes, Vanilla Spice offers delivery services.

Vanilla Spice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4