Vanilla Black

17 -18 Tooks Court, Holborn, London, EC4A 1LB - View on a map
Telephone: 0207 242 2622

Vanilla Black Restaurant In London
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Overall 9.8
Food 10.0
Service 10.0
Atmosphere 9.0
Value 10.0
Based on 1 reviews

what the critics say


Simon Hattenstone

Saturday, August 07, 2010 - Chef/patron Andrew Dargue really understands ingredients and unlikely combinations. Each flavour works to heighten the other - the creamy potato, the lightly curried dahl and the pungent galangal. Yum. My lady Diane opts for Olive Oil Fried Yukon Gold Potato Cakes that are so light they could float; salty capers provide a counter tang...On the minus side, Vanilla Black is a little too urbane - more reading room than restaurant. And the menu is a little too rigidly set - half a dozen starters, mains and desserts. A few less clever-clogs options would be nice.

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Cheese and Biscuits

Cheese and Biscuits - 2/10

Monday, April 02, 2012 - The reason why our evening was so miserable was not at all because the menu suffered from a lack of protein; it was just because the dishes were hugely ill-judged and incompetently prepared, the prices were sky high, and the service was some of the worst I've encountered in recent years...Nothing about Vanilla Black is worth bothering with; not the elusive, cold service (there was even quite a wait involved in paying up at the end and getting the hell out of there), not the stupidly high prices, and certainly not the random-chucking-together-of-wildly-incompatible-foodstuffs-on-a-plate they called the food.

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