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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: 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. Winter opening times are 10_ till4pm and dinner from 6pm
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 80
    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
dinner

Very nice atmosphere and music. Good lamb shank (partner) but my stake was overcooked and very tough. I had asked for medium to well, so maybe my fault, but it wasn't good. Odd to serve it with prawns, too, which didn't work well. But lovely service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Helen T
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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242 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

brilliant just walked in and got a table before it got too busy food very good Italian authentic style not rushed at all crab raviloli very good duck confit very good I would say this good be Michelin gourmand style as it was good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

Vanilla pod has delicious food, great decor friendly staff and smooth decor. Fair prices too! Highly recommend it Five stars for us!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Very nice atmosphere and music. Good lamb shank (partner) but my stake was overcooked and very tough. I had asked for medium to well, so maybe my fault, but it wasn't good. Odd to serve it with prawns, too, which didn't work well. But lovely service.

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Seignosse, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Very good with local products. The crab ravioli were amazing. Very good for vegetarians, too. It was quiet and cosy and right in the centre of Lynton.

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North Weald, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Well what can I say. My husband took me there for our wedding anniversary meal. Wish we had a wedding anniversary every week.The food was absolutely superb, and looked so nice on the plate as well. the pan fried king prawns for starters were to die for. The belly pork with bubble and squeak and the lamb shank were delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

we came here for lunch and twice for evening meals over the easter weekend far & away the best restaurant in Lynton definitely book ahead to guarantee a table

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Had 2 evening meals here, the menu offered something different, food was really really good, would recommend the lamb shank with preserved lemons and olives, and the belly of pork with bubble and squeak, the flat bread with dips and the chicken with mushroom risotto special - only disappointment was not having enough room to choose one of the very... More 

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youarehere
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 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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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 - 37
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, 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. 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?