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Vanilla Restaurant

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67 Main Street, Newcastle BT33 0AE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 2268
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
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All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have had family dinners here a few times in the last year. The staff has always been impressive. Even young new waitstaff, take the time to clearly describe specials and answer any questions about the menu. The kids menu was entertaining and the staff were quite good with them too. On our most recent visit, I changed my order (for... More 

2 Thank Jaurou
Vanillanewcastle, Owner at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jaurou, Thank-you for taking the time to review us. I am glad to hear our front of house team had been looking after you well on this visit but I am somewhat disappointed to hear a couple of our menu items where not up to scratch on this time. Firstly let me assure you that we definitely do not... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First class food. I had the duck on the recommendation of our waitress, as I was spoilt for choice & my wife had the venison. Both were beautifully cooked & really tasty. Great service from pleasant, knowledgeable staff. Lovely atmosphere & good value for money..we will definitely be back.

1 Thank David O
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to Vanilla this Sunday. Delicious food and great value for money. Friendly staff and implacable service. Looking forward to calling in again next time I'm visiting.

1 Thank Claire A
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small friendly restaurant with tasty food. Spring rolls particularly good and duck excellent. Didn't make the earlybird which looked like good value.

1 Thank abc1Cork
United Kingdom
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104 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vanilla gets it right for me every time - good service, great food, good value. Newcastle and district is a beautiful region and it's great to have a walk by the sea and and lunch or dinner in Vanilla!

1 Thank erudite1
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I tell everyone that will listen about this little gem! I always get the soup and sandwich combo which is great value and always so so tasty. Anytime we are near Newcastle we go to vanilla. Please try, you won't regret it : )

1 Thank D4505EXemmah
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129 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have only been to Vanilla on a couple of occasions, the food is very tasty and always consistent. The staff are friendly and know a lot about the food on offer. My friend had a vegetarian wrap which I got to experiment, even though I do eat meat. It was very tasty. My only criticism is the tables are... More 

1 Thank MaryKate1971
Carryduff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here last night with my mother and sister. Food outstanding, staff friendly helpful and professional. Will definitely be back. Deserts to die for 🍴and would most certainly recommend. Stayed in Slieve Donard hotel and won't be back there.

1 Thank Julie58200
Newtownards, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, really friendly staff and excellent service. Honestly the hoisin duck needs to be tasted to be believed. Had to go back next day to try their sticky toffee pudding(also 1st class) as so full I couldn't finish my lunch. Can't rate this place highly enough

1 Thank magzmcgivern
Louth, ireland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have dined in this restaurant on 2 occasions, first time for the early bird, 2nd time al la carte. The menu offers so many choices and it's fair to say it's fine dining at its very best. The early bird menu is really good value. The service was excellent, the flavor of the food is so gooooood. This restaurant... More 

2 Thank Karenbab

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Main Street, Newcastle BT33 0AE, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4372 2268

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Belfast, United Kingdom
10 months ago
London, United Kingdom

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?