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The Vanilla Pod

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10 Queen Street | ex356aa, Lynton, Exmoor National Park, England
01598753706
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic food

Visited on the recommendation of our B&B hosts (Pine Lodge) and were not disappointed. Lunchtime sandwich and soup were excellent, though service was slow (we expect because everywhere else in town was closed that day!), but the real treat was dinner later the same week. The lamb tagine was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Neil H
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Visited on the recommendation of our B&B hosts (Pine Lodge) and were not disappointed. Lunchtime sandwich and soup were excellent, though service was slow (we expect because everywhere else in town was closed that day!), but the real treat was dinner later the same week. The lamb tagine was outstanding, as were the desserts. More people need to visit to... More 

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Devon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

So we called in here the day after new years day and i think they had more customers than they were expecting so we had to wait a bit but it was really no hassle. They have a really interesting menu that includes some middle eastern dishes. I decided to have the Shapshuka, which is a dish of spiced tomato... More 

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Lynton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We. we're not expecting more than what stated on title. Lynton Restaurants for unknown reason change hands or close every two years. This unpretentious place last longer than other Restaurants with a consistent good feed back by people sent by us. we tried and we agree : if you are not looking for Michelin starred food "Vanilla Pod " represent... More 

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Hessle
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We booked in for a meal here as the hotel we stayed in the food was inedible. The customer service was excellent. the place relaxing and clean as well as welcoming. The choice of food is just right . The food very well presented and mouth watering good. I had chick pea started with chili lime, it was absolutely fantastic... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Managed to fit us in at short notice. The atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed, giving us plenty of time to browse the menu. Oh so much choice!! Both of our meals were hot upon arrival and the presentation was great. Food was beautiful and we intend to return before we go home.

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London, England
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Nice dinner here whilst staying in Lynton. Service wasn't rushed. Some interesting dishes on the menu. Service efficient but not rushed.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great meal, attentive service (although it was a slow night), relaxed atmosphere. A great little restaurant - would go back again

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We popped in here on whim enticed by the nice lighting and decor. The restaurant wasn't that busy,and indeed those that we're eating were early birds, and so we're tucking into various delicious sweets. We chose to share the Camembert starter and it was served with a generous fresh side salad and lovely dressing...if we went agin it would be... More 

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GB
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This small restaurant found space for our group of 16 at very short notice and made us very welcome, not one person had anything other than praise for the lovely food and we tried various things from the wide choice on the menu including that days specials . The desserts were to die for and they were happy to let... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Booked a table here as a result of a recommendation from our b and b. We were definitely not disappointed. Lovely restaurant, great menu and food expertly cooked. Would certainly dine here again.

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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: 01598753706

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 25
  • Cuisine: Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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