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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
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 79
    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
Most recent review
Top class food prepared freshly by someone who has a passion for cooking!

Make no mistake this is top class food. As good as any London restaurant. What an experience. This is probably the best meal we have had in years. We had the bream cooked to perfection in a mouthwatering sauce. Rice and vermicelli yes you heard right, wow yummy! Perfect cooked fresh selection of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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youarehere
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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235 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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youarehere
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Make no mistake this is top class food. As good as any London restaurant. What an experience. This is probably the best meal we have had in years. We had the bream cooked to perfection in a mouthwatering sauce. Rice and vermicelli yes you heard right, wow yummy! Perfect cooked fresh selection of vegetables. Followed by heavenly sweets of mouthwatering... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our vegan requirements were no problem whatsoever to the Vanilla Pod. We had two days in Lynton and two great meals. Very friendly and accommodating service - great place to eat - Mark & Joan

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Horley
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Host was very generous in giving us a table last minute we were the first in the restaurant. Menu was enticing and varied and it was hard to choose. I shared the Camembert and we also had the sardines and lobster ravioli after sampling each other's starters all were tasty and top notch !! Mains we went for the traditional... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We visited the Vanilla Pod on a recent trip to Lynmouth. We hadn't booked but the owner said he would try and accommodate us which he kindly did. The atmosphere was cozy and intimate with soft lighting, candles and soft lighting. The tables were spaced out so was perfect for couples although we went as a family of four. Our... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
87 reviews 87 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?