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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly Service & Top Rate Food

Visited La Vela for the first time this weekend. My party were greeted very warmly on entering the restaurant and shown straight to our table. The drinks and starters that we ordered arrived very quickly and the starters were delicious. The menu had a good selection of mains and the cooking was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Visited La Vela for the first time this weekend. My party were greeted very warmly on entering the restaurant and shown straight to our table. The drinks and starters that we ordered arrived very quickly and the starters were delicious. The menu had a good selection of mains and the cooking was superb. The three dishes ordered by my party... More 

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Derby
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Very extensive menu, great quality food, good service and reasonable prices - what more could you want. But it does get busy - even early in the week - so advisable to book.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

well overpriced cheap pizza, stodgy lasagne, extremely slow service. We didn't get all are meals at the same time - ten minutes in between. Desserts were awful, rubbery bread & butter pudding, again 10-15 between each of us getting served. The kids were last to be served just ice cream not very taxing is it? 4 adults & 2 kids,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Saw on trip advisor and went with no booking. They found room for us and we could not fault the visit. Good atmosphere, excellent service and the best Italian food I have tasted anywhere.

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Essex
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We came here after ringing the restaurant and asking if they could accommodate my veggie wife who just wanted pasta in a tomato sauce. We were informed all sauces are made fresh that day and that we could have this sauce on pasta with no problem. We continued to book a table and then made our way to the restaurant,... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

On a short break with 5 chums. Hard to find decent places to eat in the area, but tried La Vela and weren't disappointed. Friendly and with a good atmosphere. Had the window seat the first time, which is quite separate and secluded. Excellent starters. Mains could do with more fish options and wider vegetarian choices The Meat and Fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Excellent Italian cuisine with friendly and attentive staff. The specials especially the Sea Bass are extremely tasty and not too expensive. The wine and beer can hike up the costs but that is not really why we went. Good food at affordable prices.

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Made our annual visit to Burnham on Sea and La Vela again this weekend. Booked in advance several weeks before, good job as it was very busy :) Great meal, lovely friendly staff and definitely the place to be in Burnham! Many thanks for making our weekend break extra special.

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Amazingstoke, Hants, UK.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Him indoors took me to Brean for a long weekend. I was doing weightwatchers which is obv not that eating out friendly. I love Italian food so thought we'd give this a go. lovely warm, clean and welcoming restaurant. They were very helpful in suggesting losing the less than healthy sauces and having healthy alternatives. Lovely meal. Can't recommend enough... More 

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Coleford, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

With its darkened windows, you're not sure what to expect when you walk in, but dont let that put you off because this is a gem of a place. The staff are very friendly and helpful the food is absolutely delicious and plenty of it...we had the mozzarella and pate for starters and then fusilli and linguine for mains. Prices... More 

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

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  • 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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