Vanilla Restaurant

“A relaxed restaurant atmosphere in the heart of Newcastle town” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

NEWCASTLE, COUNTY DOWN

Official Rating
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Our Inspector's View

The head chef's past travels and experience in fusion cooking contribute towards the modern Irish cooking at Vanilla that transforms the best ingredients that the local markets have to supply. Think Thai beef sin spring rolls to start followed by a well-prepared confit of pork belly, glazed pork cheek, caramelised mooli purée, grilled and pickled radishes, apple purée and crisp onions. It's all very relaxed and socialable.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Vanilla Restaurant
67 Main St, NEWCASTLE, COUNTY DOWN, BT33 0AE

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 40
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3.30
  • Dinner served from: 5
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 22
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 8
  • Cuisine style: Modern Irish
  • Vegetarian menu

About The area

Discover County Down

Geographically, County Down seems to put a long arm around Strangford Lough, over 70 square miles of water. The arm is the Ards Peninsula, the most easterly part of Ireland.

Strangford Lough is a ria (a drowned estuary), caused by rising sea levels at the end of the Ice Age It is dotted with some 70 small islands, actually the highest points of drowned drumlins (small rounded hills) formed of material left behind by glaciers. The Lough is home to large flocks of wintering wildfowl that congregate on the mudflats surrounding its shores. About 9 square miles of the lough are a designated reserve for this reason.

Bangor is at the top of the peninsula, and with its picturesque seafront promenades, a charming marina and many shops and restaurants, it is regularly voted the most desirable place to live in Northern Ireland. Much of the town dates from the Victorian era with some historic buildings as well as some more modern development, and one of the largest open-air markets in Northern Ireland.

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