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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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our second meal here and it was excellent. Great food, friendly service in lovely surroundings. Without doubt the best restaurant in the area

Thank johnlloyd26
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely evening dining experience. Delicious food and a relaxed atmosphere. Was tempted by the quail on butterbean puree and wasn't disapointed.

Thank Valerie R
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited this place and I have to say the food was lovely I had the entrecôte steak with exmoor blue sauce and it was coked to perfection and tasted lovely my husband had the belly pork with bubble and squeak with apple sauce and said it was one of the best pork dishes he has had... More 

Thank Helen M
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely food and friendly staff. The food was a little unusual, with what I didn't realise at the time, but read on here is a middle eastern influence. It made for some unusual flavours which we thought were delicious. There is no children's menu but they were happy to make our ten year-old some pasta in a tomato, bacon and... More 

Thank Leanne B
Windsor, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is wonderful food. Best meal I've had in a year or so... and given I live in Bristol that's quite a statement. It's refined, fresh, well-presented and tastes fantastic. The desert was unique and imaginative... something you'd expect from a top London restaurant.. and managed to taste better even better than it looked (I find this a rare achievement!)... More 

Thank SailorMoonWindsor
Espoo, Finland
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our visit was early evening on a weekday. We shared the Mezze followed by lamb shank, steak and a sea bass between us. All the food was extremely good in every respect. My lamb shank was one of the best I've ever had. We couldn't fault the food in any way. The waitress was pleasant but came across as very... More 

Thank spgk
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food!! Great service!! We enjoyed a fantastic evening meal and lunch the following day. Couldn't fault anything it was all fantastic.

Thank Tim A
Derby, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We read good reviews on trip advisor, but we are very disappointed. I don't like writing poor reviews, but we really felt this is currently very overrated on trip advisor. I'm vegetarian which is why we chose it, as the selection looked good. We arrived in casual-smart clothes and felt very overdressed as most people were in t-shirts and jeans.... More 

Thank Susanplus3
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely vegetarian mezze lunch here with my family. It can be hard find places that do good vegetarin food so this restaurant was a real find. Great selection of coffees and teas aswell. Owners were friendly and made us feel at home.

Thank Stiffupperlip123
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd expected great things from our pre-booked meal here after reading so many positive reviews but I'm sorry to say we were disappointed. The food was unexceptional and the atmosphere almost non-existent. The service was at least attentive and friendly but we wouldn't feel inclined to go back after this lack-lustre experience.

Thank hotthemoople

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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, Middle Eastern, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, 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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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?