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La vela

4-6 Abingdon Street, Burnham-On-Sea TA8 1PH, England
01278 782 707
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Have been a few times now, nice food and friendly service, however, a few of us felt a bit ill after eating there and it's slightly over priced imo.

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Manchester, UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

There are few restaurants in Burnham, the main alternatives being pub food and chip shops. We found La Vela, with easy parking nearby. The staff were friendly and the restaurant is clean and comfortable. We shared a garlic bread as a starter, which was basic and burnt in the centre. My wife chose a cannelloni type dish which had a... More

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A lovely place for a meal. Excellent service, friendly & helpful staff, open from 5pm (great if you have a young child), very nice food. Always recommend to people. The only thing I've noticed recently is that the portion sizes have been cut back a bit, making it less value for money than it once was.

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

La Vela excellent food with a nice ambience, may need to book at weekends as it does get very busy. The staff are friendly and welcoming, excellent service. Now the negative point, the beer is expensive, namely Peroni bottled beer.

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Birmingham
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Having previously eaten at La Vela we were looking forward to a return visit and we were not disappointed. We took some friends who had not been there so we hoped our praise was not misplaced.The welcome we received was warm and genuine and the food was really nice and our friends thought their food exceptionally delicious. We booked for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We was staying at Haven in Burnham on Sea and was looking for somewhere local to eat. Were glad we stumbled across here. Traditional pizza that tastes just like it does in Italy,as well as tasty garlic bread and a good risotto. The staff were friendly and very helpful and we had a good experience.

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Having had many piazzas in my life, in Italian restaurants and others, I can categorically state that La Vela served us quite spectacular pizzas, cooked, of course, in a traditional brick oven, and the Tiramisu was to die for, all made in house. Coupled with a very smooth glass of excellent Somerset cider, it made for an experience that I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

New at burnham I couldn't of found a better place to dine, very friendly, lovely atmosphere and food was great, fresh and worth visiting. Staff were excellent and kids loved it, would definatly visit again, brilliant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We went to La vela whilst on holiday at Haven Burnham on sea. I'm so glad we did. The service, food and wine was wonderful. I don't understand the bad reviews on Yell. Well worth the money.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Joined friends for meal on a sat and restaurant was packed so we had to leave table by 8.30 for another seating which we were aware of. Had the lamb special which was delicious followed by a brûlée cheesecake which was nice but not at all like a brûlée Everyone enjoyed the food which was quickly served by friendly waiters... More

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