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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 - 23:00
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Belper, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came across The Vanilla Pod quite by chance and thank goodness we did! It's such a pleasure to look at a menu and see so many dishes for a vegetarian to choose from. Our choices from the mezze section were all beautifully prepared/cooked and presented and service was courteous and attentive. I really can't fault the place.

Thank thenanny2die4
Level Contributor
21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came upon this lovely little cafe by chance. There is a larger restaurant area as well. We had a very nice lunch served by a pleasant and friendly young man. Would recommend.

Thank debbie193
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Selected this restaurant as it catered for vegans. One of our party is vegan and this passed her criteria! Lovely atmosphere and good wine. would definitely recommend

Thank Hels57
Muchalls, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and great service Staff were friendly and jovial and food was tip top! Great place for a meal

Thank Donovan G
County Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The menu attracted us to the Vanilla Pod (dont let the name put you off. Its much better than it suggests). We were amazed at the range of delicious food, including middle eastern mezze. We started with cauliflower, almond and tumeric soup, then shared a big mezze plate, then took away some walnut and date scones. An inspiring menu, fresh... More 

Thank denise d
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to eat, right in the heart of Lynton, just off the main road. The menu is extensive with lots to choose from - and something for everyone. We've eaten at the Vanilla Pod at both lunchtime and in the evening and the food is simply delicious. The homemade soups and sandwiches are excellent! I'm not... More 

Thank Ja5en
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Tuesday night- seemed very popular and the food was so good you can understand why. I ordered the pepper steak and my wife the pork, both were cooked well and tasted great.

Thank Martin V
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard before visiting that the restaurant was run by a a rather eccentric manager complete with a Spanish waiter. So we hurried down the hill to ensure Basil wasn't waiting on the doorstep pointing at his watch. Sadly no sign of Basil all night. The menu is a little unusual, with some middle eastern hints, and fairly limited -... More 

Thank DC2009Uk
Lynton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Albeit the atmosphere is a little lacking the food here is excellent. The mains tend to have an unusual twist which adds to making the food just a little bit special.

Thank HeidiHypno
Devizes, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Lebanese food and this place is very authentic, great Lebanese wine also makes a perfect accompaniment. Well worth a try.

Thank paulbe39

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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
US$12 - US$23
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?