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The Vanilla Pod

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Middle Eastern, Central European
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10 Queen Street | ex356aa, Lynton, Exmoor National Park, England
+44 1598 753706
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We serve exciting modern food from around the world. We like to taste our...
We serve exciting modern food from around the world. We like to taste our customers taste buds with unusual flavor combinations. We love catering for vegetarians and vegans. We can also happy to cater for people with gluten and lactose intolerance. Winter opening times are 10_ till4pm and dinner from 6pm
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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The Vanilla Pod

Interesting Specials board for evening meal. Good food and service. Quiet and intimate setting as restaurant divided into two areas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Jacqueline C
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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261 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting Specials board for evening meal. Good food and service. Quiet and intimate setting as restaurant divided into two areas.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The food was very tasty and good-sized portions well presented. We did have to wait a bit as they were busy but it was certainly worth it! Highly recommended.

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Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Food and service very good. The managing staff could be a little more friendly to non-locals. We didn't feel as welcome as we did in other establishments.

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Swindon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Great wine, Great food and great service. The food we had was absolutely delicious and worth every penny. The wine was also great. The proprietor was engaging and his staff were great. The sharing platter, steak and salad were top drawer. I fully recommend this eatery in Lynton and we will definitely return.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

An interesting menu. Well presented food, high standard. Nice surprise - small restaurant in a small town, but we'd definitely recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This restaurant should be No 1 ! The choice, quality, preparation and presentation are first class. Quite small so a reservation would be advisable. Visited on our last day in Lynton but wish we had chosen the Vanilla Pod earlier as we would have certainty gone again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A lovely find in this delightful part of North Devon. The Balancing of flavours was wonderful and the wine list something of a surprise. A beautiful Lebanese red was married with the lambs kidneys and pigeon breast perfectly. Booking a must at weekends.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were visiting friends over the weekend they live within walking distance and have been many times. They said they had to book a table well in advance because it's a popular place. The food is amazing very well presented and the owner and chef should be on master chef because she is very creative. My husband and I shared... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Nicely situated in Lynton centre. Confit de Canard, Rhubarb, butterscotch and ginger pudding. It doesn't get much better than this! We loved the place, service was friendly and remarkably quick. Prices were reasonable

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great choice, and helpful staff. Changed some ingredients, to suit my Coeliac diet. So good, we went back the next night, to try a different delicacy off the menu. Oh, and a different wine!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Queen Street | ex356aa, Lynton, Exmoor National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynton
  • Phone Number: +44 1598 753706

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 38
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

We serve exciting modern food from around the world. We like to taste our customers taste buds with unusual flavor combinations. We love catering for vegetarians and vegans. We can also happy to cater for people with gluten and lactose intolerance. Winter opening times are 10_ till4pm and dinner from 6pm
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?