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La vela

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La vela
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4-6 Abingdon Street, Burnham-On-Sea TA8 1PH, England
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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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  • 173
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  • 61
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Still one of the best around.

This restaurant remain the best Italian for some many miles. Dash runs a fine establishment and the standard is always high. Staff, especially the delightful Hazel, make everyone welcome. It's true that the food and drinks are on the expensive side but well worth it for special occasions. Visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
Stewart1820
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Highbridge, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Highbridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant remain the best Italian for some many miles. Dash runs a fine establishment and the standard is always high. Staff, especially the delightful Hazel, make everyone welcome. It's true that the food and drinks are on the expensive side but well worth it for special occasions. Visit and you will want to return.

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uk
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

8 of us ate here and all had a great experience with friendly staff efficient service and tasty good. The lamb was great as we're the steaks and the bruschetta was fab too

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Bristol
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited to celebrate family birthday. Restaurant very busy but meals arrived quickly, could see three chefs in kitchen preparing dishes. Food was excellent as was the service. Slightly on the expensive side particularly drinks. Overall everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening and consider money well spent.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Went here to celebrate my 64th birthday. Expensive but well worth paying for. We go here for special occasions and just love the atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Food was excellent they do small portions of the main menu for the kids. Drinks very expensive £4-95 for a pint of larger. Will definitely be going back

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Brockham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Lovely food. Service good. Nice clean restaurant, nice to see it busy. Second visit will definitely visit again. Just 2 points. Bit off putting seeing waitress wipe her nose on her hand then take food out. Smaller of the Italian female working Saturday night. Other point the other Italian waitress playing with her hair before serving us and sitting on... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We recently visited Burnham on Sea on the October half term with our 2 children aged 15 and 10. We have previously noted this restaurant but did not manage to go on our last visit. Following reviews I was determined we would not miss it on this occasion and was very pleased we did not. We went on Saturday night... More 

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a lovely, friendly and relaxing Italian restaurant. The food is scrummy and the staff are really welcoming and warm. We come here several times a year and it's a first choice for family birthday meals etc. highly recommended!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I visited this restaurant with recommandation of a friend and me and my family were not disappointed! Great selection of Italian food on the menu, reasonable prices and big size portions. Service very friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants some quality food in a warm family atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant whilst we stayed the last week of October at the burham on sea holiday camp, if you get a chance this is a must place to eat. The staff, service and most of all the food were all excellent and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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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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