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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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very busy restaurant, we didn't book and they just managed to squeeze us in, so booking recommended in holiday season. Very eclectic menu, with middle eastern touches. I had delicious belly pork with a version of bubble and squeak and OH had lamb shank with spices and pomegranate. Very delicious. No puds as too full. Would definitely recommend.

Thank agedpeas
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Called with wife on spur of the moment whilst visiting Lynmouth & Lynton I had pork belly with bubble and squeak which was superb and the wife had a vegetarian option of aubergine salad ,which was a mixed warm/cold dish which she enjoyed immensely. I heard very favourable comments from other diners, this is rather a small bistro but well... More 

Thank Robert N
Stroud, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The mezze starter was brilliant - freshly prepared and full of colour and flavour. The wine was excellent and I felt it had been very thoughtfully selected. Like the previous reviewer we loved the Malbec and the Dart Valley white was also delicious. I would advise making a reservation because it was fully booked and... More 

Thank Cheryl S
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was amazing! We basically had all the starters on the menu and no main. They were all absolutely delicious and the Malbec wine was just the best! The service was good and it had a bit of a personal touch as the owner/manager (?) kept going round to make sure everyone was ok. Although we only ordered starters,... More 

Thank Annette B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really great restaurant, excellent food that caters of all taste. Husband had a great steak and when I said I was vegan the adapted a vegetarian dish to suit me. Nothing was too much trouble. While on holiday we ate there 3 times and had wonderful food every time. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant. Would advise booking they are a small... More 

Thank lb12353
Swindon, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not cheap, but worth it! A good variety of food on the menu, plus some specials on the chalk board. My husband and I shared the mixed starter platter, then he had duck and I had sole from the specials. Generous portions, very well cooked. The sole was particularly good.

Thank robonhols466
Walsall, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were on a flying visit to Lynton, had no idea where to go for food, and on a wet day with a dog, never the easiest. The Vanilla Pod menu looked so interesting we decided to brave the weather and sit at one of the outside tables under a canopy. The waitress came out and explained that the front... More 

Thank Sally-Anne P
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in Lynton whilst walking the coast path and booked into the Vanilla Pod for dinner. Good service with a very varied menu and food that was a bit out of the ordinary. Had starter and main course and all four dishes were excellent, well prepared with lovely flavours. Must be about the best restaurant in Lynton.

Thank dandst2016
Leicester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this lovely village recently and came across this oddly named restaurant ( given its menu) we booked and returned for the table later that day. We ordered the Meze which arrived- this was very good and plentiful, my main course of Lamb was another matter, it was undercooked and tough, clearly it had not met its cooking sauce until... More 

Thank Elsupremowow
Ronnie M, Owner at The Vanilla Pod, responded to this review

Disappointed to receive a negative review from yourself as we had an impression from you that we dealt with your complain in professional manner. Our "pathetic discount" as you describe it represent 20% off your total bill. We have rather different story that you describing. Our waiting staff did check with you if everything was ok with your food and... More 

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every year when we visit Lynton we visit the vanilla pod for lunch as the food is so fresh and delicious. This time we also came back for dinner despite not staying very locally and were not disappointed. If busy the service can be a little slow but they will warn you before and the food is all freshly prepared... More 

Thank Katy A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $24
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Middle Eastern, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?