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The Vanilla Pod

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10 Queen Street, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6AA, England
+44 1598 753706
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were recommended to go to this restaurant. We were disappointed. The main meal servings were small and we left hungry and needed to stop and buy another snack on the way home. The food was of a good quality, but my fish was spicy and I wasn't warned of this nor in the menu or by the waiter. The... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we were not staying near Lynton otherwise we would have made a booking for dinner at this restaurant. The menu looked very interesting but we were only looking for a cream tea.

Thank penkethc1
England, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a remarkably good restaurant for the food quality and tastes. I very rarely give an excellent grade to restaurants but in this case I do so for the combination of food flavours. Like all places, there could be improvements. My recommendation would be to serve bread with the meal and to have proper linen napkins for evening meals.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good and friendly service, serving tasty Mediterranean food. The menu was substantial enough to offer varied dishes from vegetarian, fish and meat.

Thank _andie_crystalbeauty
Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went straight for the main meal: 1. Pork with Bubble & Squeak as I had not had the latter for years. Pork very good but not so sure of the B&S, it was not as I had hoped (too fussy?). 2. Haddock with chickpeas was excellent and recommended. We had home-made meringue for dessert; not chewy (which I would have... More 

Thank Acanda
Worcester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Lynton for a few days and when we first arrived there it was quite late in the day and we were ready for something to eat. We walked into the Vanilla Pod which was very busy (for a Tuesday night) and asked if we could have a table. There was just one left and we were... More 

Thank Lindyloo5200
Wells, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Husband and I ate here on a Saturday night. The restaurant was busy and we had to wait a while to be served,but it was worth the wait. I had a prawn starter and a courgette and feta salad; both were delicious and very different ; there was a good selection for vegetarians. Husband had a steak which he said... More 

Thank 709melanie
Milborne Port, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner here , I had the pigs cheeks which just melted in your mouth , there is something for everyone on the menu. We felt completely relaxed and not rushed through our meal

Thank Roxie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anniversary meal for the hubby and I, food was delicious, service was great best meal I have eaten for a while , had the mezze starter, pigs cheeks and meringue accompanied by some delicious wine! Thank you a real gem

Thank cheryl h
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exceptionally good food for a mixed party of vegan, vegetarian and meat eaters. Would highly recommend and will definitely see them again. I am also speaking from 30 years experience in the catering trade - can't speak highly enough of the authentic, fresh dishes - which hit the mark for adults and kids alike - top place....

Thank dave a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $22
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Queen Street, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynton
  • Phone Number: +44 1598 753706
We serve exciting modern food from around the world while using local ingredients. We like to test our customers taste buds with unusual flavour combinations. We love catering for vegetarians and vegans. We can also happy to cater for people with gluten and lactose intolerance. Can pre-order birthday and celebration cake with us including gluten free and vegan options. Opening times are 10 till 4 pm and dinner from 6 pm.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?