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Vanilla Restaurant

67 Main Street, Newcastle BT33 0AE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 2268
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“spring rolls” (34 reviews)
“duck” (35 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
All hours
Irish, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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67 Main Street, Newcastle BT33 0AE, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ate at vanilla a few times. Food is fairly good. Although other reviews complain of slow service I found it fast for a Saturday night. Which is just as well because when I booked a table for 7pm they told me they wanted the table...More

1  Thank Mark S
Vanillanewcastle, Manager at Vanilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Mark S, Thanks for your 'review' of our time allocation for reservations. At the time of booking you were advised that your table was re-booked 2 hours after your reservation. This is standard practice throughout the hospitality industry, and allows businesses to manage their...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

What a treat. Fine dining in Newcastle. This is the place to go for a lovely dinner. Modern and upscale. It is open 7 nights a week, their website is misleading. It is tapas that are only on Friday and Saturday but the full menu...More

1  Thank adairnotes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a good sunday lunch at the place on a very rainy and windy morning. The large bowl of steaming mussels with nice spicy sauce and soup of the day was welcoming. Tried the spring roll too as it was highly recommended. Even the steak...More

Thank geminigirl_2405
Reviewed 1 week ago

If possible sit at the kitchen bar and watch chefs who are creative prepare such a wonderful selection of everything from beet root to curried cod and duck confit.. Darren is the chef and Paul welcomes everyone to a very special evening..very good wine selection

2  Thank evensong3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second floor bistro is a different experence you can see the chiefs work and the offerings are very good and allow you to sample many things. Good selection of wine and other drinks. Check the hours they are not open daily. You have to be...More

2  Thank KirkKadel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the food but the layout of the interior detracts from what could be a better experience. The tables are quite close together and so you can hear conversations and others can hear you. Also the tables are all in a line which is...More

1  Thank Maehb
Reviewed 1 week ago

After struggling in Newry to find somewhere decent to eat, I consulted my trusty GFG and decided to bit the bullet and make the drive - definitely worth it! Booking essential. Pleasant surroundings, nothing particularly special but importantly, great food. Our party particularly enjoyed our...More

1  Thank richardcI9593JM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab, fab, fabulous!!! You can't go wrong in vanilla its amazing and the place where I got engaged! My favourite restaurant.

3  Thank Katharine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quick lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Food very good, Service friendly but a tad slow.. a 25 minute wait for a bowl of chowder ( which was a special ) in fairness worth the wait. Loved the food and the staff, just the wait lets...More

3  Thank Crampers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered hake which was nice but the rest on the plate was not great. My husband had chicken which wasn't great either. Staff were very good and wine lovely but I am afraid I won't be rushing back.

2  Thank salNorthernIreland
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Questions & Answers
18 January 2016|
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Response from WorldwideIreland | Reviewed this property |
I dont believe they have a Vegan menu as such but the chef seems more than capable and I am sure they will do their best to accomodate your needs. i hope this is of some help to you.
10 November 2015|
Response from Vanillanewcastle | Property representative |
Hi meltingchains, Absolutely! All our waiting staff are 'allergen aware' and will be more than happy to guide you through the menu. Our team of chefs will cater for your specific needs. Fell free to call in advance if... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:30
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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
  • E-mail
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