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£9 - £18
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European, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At the Vanilla Pod you can expect really Good food and friendly service. We had a complete meal of fish dishes which were excellent. Very good quality of cooking. It took a while for the front of house to get going but overall i would...recommend it and would return.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious meal, the food was fresh and very tasty! Lovely family-owned venue with a diverse menu, all made with beautiful fresh ingredients.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

We booked online but didn't receive confirmation so we visited the restaurant during the day to check they had the reservation, only to find it closed. We bumped into Dasha outside and he said he had not seen the reservation and had intended to stay...closed for the day but he was willing to open just for us. Wow, are we glad he opened for us! The food was wonderful, so tasty and the service was great - you would never have guessed he'd missed out on a night off. Thank you so much, Dasha, we WILL be back next time we visit Lynton! Show lessMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

Lovely menu with enough choices that we went 2 nights running. Friendly service, and decent freshly made cocktails. Would definitely go back again

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 December 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely lunch prepared with very fresh ingredients. The crab sandwich was delicious. Friendly owner, worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

A quiet Friday afternoon, walked into the cafe and straight away asked what did I want! Just a drink and scone please, I was then told the kitchen was closed because of a large order and the lady had to collect her child from school!!...Not sure why I needed to be told that and highly doubt they were cooking the scones from scratch. Really rude lady, went up the road to a lovely welcoming cafe, you could learn alot from.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. Spaciously set out dining area which gave the extra intimacy. I hate restaurants which cram customers in ! The meal was unhurried. All the orders came in on time and similarly drinks also. We ate different meals but both arrived together with all...the components. I’d eat there most weekends if I lived locally. Highly recommended ! You won’t be disappointed cпасибоMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

Glad we booked an early table as we got meals in reasonable time, but could see delays building as everything seems freshly cooked. Was hard to see a menu online so emailed & was sent current menu (needed before booking as friends have allergies). Some...customers walked in without bookings. Did not seem to be open as long/often as Trip Advisor says: busy Friday evening, but not some other times. I enjoyed the Dressed Crab special, other 3 ordered steaks - but waiter gave rare steak to customer who requested medium. He hated it, all gristle; so complained and waited for replacement, which was excellent. Husband enjoyed the potato cakes. Wine Shiraz by the glass got mixed views from our table; rose was ok.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

Cosy place with a nice layout and atmosphere. Cool decor with a helpful cinema poster. Quiet staff. Beautiful flat white!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

Cozy restaurant, food was good. Went with family and the waitress was friendly with our 3yr old. Celeriac starter was a bit unusual, duck dish would have been amazing with some potatoes. Dishes were expensive at £8-£9 for starters and £14-£23 for mains . Would...recommend eating there and would eat there again myself as a treat.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023 via mobile

Order the mezze for 2 - it’s a feast. Freshly cooked and absolutely delicious. Staff very friendly and accommodating . A good stop in Lynton.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

First time in here nice and Airy friendly and welcoming anyone is welcome (I don’t know about dogs best check before walking in. But other wise best cafe we’ve been in would come again with my two boys

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

Firstly the plus points... very good quality food and wine... and a nice intimate atmosphere. Secondly, the not so good points... we waited almost an hour before our meal actually arrived and then, after paying £32.00 for a mezze starter for 2-persons, we were somewhat...dismayed to be charged an extra £3.50 for some extra bread (a quartered ciabatta roll) given there wasn't a great deal of bread supplied in the first place. Without the two reservations above we would probably have gone to 5 stars.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023

Forget the cream tea's and try their middle Eastern food we were blown away by it. Absolutely delicious food and the service was excellent.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023 via mobile

Wonderful lunch at this delightful eaterie in Lynton. Very helpful and friendly waitress. The food was served quickly, and was very tasty, and just as described. If only we lived closer ...

Date of visit: June 2023
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The Vanilla Pod is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5