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La vela

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4-6 Abingdon Street, Burnham-On-Sea TA8 1PH, England
01278 782 707
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Brilliant Service and Good Food

Atmosphere was good and the service was great. The meal was enjoyed by all. The only point of advice I would make is that their carné calzone is SPICY HOT! I like spicy food to a medium level and when I have ordered this in other restaurants, it has been good. This was tasty but very spicy. I ended... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Martin R
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Atmosphere was good and the service was great. The meal was enjoyed by all. The only point of advice I would make is that their carné calzone is SPICY HOT! I like spicy food to a medium level and when I have ordered this in other restaurants, it has been good. This was tasty but very spicy. I ended up... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ate here for a Valentine's dinner and found the whole experience to be excellent! The food was superb, very tasty, freshly prepared and cooked including the desserts, and the portions sizes were generous. The atmosphere was perfect, staff were friendly and attentive. Three course meal including drinks for around £55. Very reasonable! Would recommend this to... More 

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although slightly expensive the quality and service cannot be bettered in this area. Good choice of starters, main and accompiants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We are regulars at La Vela. The food is always excellent and the service is always very good. Good selection of wine at reasonable prices. Great menu selection, appetisers always first-class. Book ahead as the restaurant is always busy. Great location, nice and handy for a good walk on the promenade after dinner.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went to La Vela for a Valentine's meal after reading other trip advisor reviews. The restaurant really is a diamond in the rough. It looks like a fairly normal street, but then there is this really smart restaurant with really dark tinted windows. Once we were inside, the decor was lovely. The staff were friendly and we were taken to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had a really pleasant evening at this restaurant. The food was very good, crab cakes were especially delicious!! it also prices reasonable for what you get, house wine of good quality. Most importantly the staff were very friendly, hospitable and efficient. We will definitely be back.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Enjoyed a nice meal here at the weekend, Their was 14 of us and they accommodated us well, Food was very nice and well priced. Staff do their best to make sure you are looked after well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Really nice food! good atmosphere. Just really good. Definitely order the olives and the sea food. The champagne ain't bad either

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Birmingham
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What a super little find. Really excellent food, the waiter really cared about getting the order right ( I am a fussy eater ) The wine was lovely and reasonably priced, I think the food is a few pounds more per dish than your average local chain but well worth it as there is no comparison for the quality of... More 

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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105 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

booked online with a weird time, always gets attention , and got a swift response! Sat in our favourite table in the window close to the bar, again service excellent , food delicious, and Yash (aka Dash) the ever perfect host. Really good to see it busy on a wet Wednesday evening in January. Food all good, hot tasty and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-6 Abingdon Street, Burnham-On-Sea TA8 1PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Burnham-On-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01278 782 707

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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