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The Mandala Pizza and Salad Emporium


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Italian, Pizza, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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The Mandala Pizza and Salad Emporium is a wonderful new restaurant and takeaway offering freshly made pizza using homemade dough. Its fresh feel has authentic Italian food mixed with an alternative menu allowing everyone to eat together. All the pizzas have a gluten-free base option and we stock vegan cheese so that any pizza can be made vegan or adapted for the lactose intolerant.
US$7 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Italian, Pizza, European, British
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews pizza salad garlic bread cherry tomatoes prawns ice cream refreshing change west somerset highly recommend a visit high season friendly restaurant portions are generous friendly service place to eat relaxed atmosphere lovely food bases
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This bistro is closed and up for sale - this advice might save you a wasted trip unless you fancy buying it - Porlock could do with a decent pizza place again.

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank Biselygal
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Before this place was taken over it was great! I’m afraid we had the same experience as the previous review, which seems odd! “Ran out of pizza dough due to the bad roads and previous snow” which was a few weeks ago?! Very disappointed. So...More

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank Peach1979
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Where should I start? We visited this restaurant a year ago, whilst it was in the hands of its former owner, and found the food and service brilliant and so decided to visit again. We were anticipating the visit and so decided to book in...More

Date of visit: March 2018
6  Thank L S
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I came to Porlock for a weekend away last year and went to Mandala Pizza which was an absolutely excellent Italian restaurant, so when I came back to Porlock a week ago I was eager to return, however, its been taken over by new management...More

Date of visit: March 2018
14  Thank Rosa950
Reviewed 16 March 2018

A small, friendly restaurant in Porlock, Somerset. The establishment has just opened and provided us with really good, Italian food at a fair price. It will be interesting to see how things progress in the future.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Steve and Pat R
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We really enjoyed our meal here. I had salad followed by ice cream and my friend had pizza. It was all really tasty and well presented and the restaurant was clean with a nice vibe. The service was a little slow, our empty plates were...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank vistasandvoyages
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

The team here didn't seem to know what they were doing. They didn't do pizza as advertised. Despite being half empty it took at least 45 minutes to get our meals out and when they arrived, my daughter's burger was burned on the outside and...More

Date of visit: February 2018
5  Thank CraigChad
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal here. Great choice of gluten free meals. Pizzas are all homemade. Layout of restaurant was strange with church-style pews that take up loads of room so there wasn't much space. Right in village centre.

Date of visit: October 2017
2  Thank Ruth R
Reviewed 18 November 2017

A positive review from us on our last walking adventure in June. Turned up again in November and found The Mandala just as good out of season. Place has been poshed up a bit; coat of paint, menus now presented in maroon leather folders, successful...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank John A
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We enjoyed our takeaway pizza so much we returned to sit down - twice! The portions are generous and the pizzas are made using great ingredients. We chose to have buffalo mozzarella which does make a difference! The Greek salad was tasty, but could have...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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