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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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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 65
    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
Fabulous

we went out for dinner with friends on a Wednesday night for a birthday celebration, the restaurant was packed which was a good sign. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Food was amazing, service fantastic. Very good value for money. I will definitely be returning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Merlot27
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

we went out for dinner with friends on a Wednesday night for a birthday celebration, the restaurant was packed which was a good sign. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Food was amazing, service fantastic. Very good value for money. I will definitely be returning.

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

really like this restaurant, every time we have been the food and the service has been excellent, and you don't always have to book although it is advisable,

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Berrow, Burnham On Sea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

1st time eating here and certainly won't be the last. Really great ambience. Attentive, friendly staff but not hassling you all the time. Superb food. Good variety. Had a lovely night and will return.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The food and service is great here. We have eaten here many times. Children are always welcome and their food is great too.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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