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Vanilla Pod

31 West Street, Marlow SL7 2LS, England
+44 1628 898101
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“guinea fowl” (7 reviews)
“risotto” (21 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (18 reviews)
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
31 West Street, Marlow SL7 2LS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at 12.30.not busy in restaurant. Slow to offer drinks and when we finally ordered our food starter arrived at 13.25. Staff need some customer service skills. It is not about taking the order but showing some genuine interest in the customer having some banter...More

2  Thank Eileen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Self and missus met v longstanding friends for a most wonderful 7 course tasting menu and accompanying wines. Everything was just right. The front of house team of 4 looked after several parties most efficiently whilst the proprietor, alone in the tiny but well-organised kitchen,...More

2  Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very small and cosy location. Unlike some larger restaurants there isn’t any echoey sound in here. The service was spot on and the food delicious. We will absolutely return in the future.

2  Thank gdfmsingleton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a busy Saturday night as a party of 6 to celebrate a family birthday. This was possibly our third or fourth visit and it did not disappoint! Service as ever was attentive (& fun!), the food absolutely stunning - we went for...More

3  Thank Lornaandrews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s like eating in a small living room. No music so you can hear every conversation. No music, no candles

Thank 406lorrainej
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked to go to the Hand and Flowers but their menu looked a little heavy for the summer so we thought we’d try the Vanilla Pod instead. How lucky were we! Such an amazing meal - beautifully put together and the most helpful...More

3  Thank SimonCanterbury
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this small personal restaurant. The food was excellent- creative presentation and a fantastic complexity of flavours and textures. The panna cotta for example. Service is professional, attentive but not intrusive, and well- informed on the food and wines. We went at lunch time...More

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very fortunate to be treated to lunch courtesy of my sister. We started with great gin, wonderful amuse bouche, the best freshly baked bread rolls, extremely tasty starter of Caerphilly cheese salad. Tender beautiful duck , my sisters had the beef and cod,...More

5  Thank Joanna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an absolutely lovely lunch in the Vanilla Pod! Easily the best food in Marlow and with a three course lunch for under £20, it’s also incredible value for money. Service was also faultless: polite, intuitive but not intrusive. Would really recommend the beef fillet...More

5  Thank Ben W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A real disappointment. We thought it would be special but the food was terrible. Came for a family celebration but...

Thank Libby911
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8 March 2018|
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Response from KingsleyRoyal | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is in the old town of Marlow, where converting old building for wheelchair access is difficult. I believe there is a step up into the restaurant. However the most challenging aspect would be the toilet... More
Prue L
25 April 2017|
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Response from Deeonhrt | Reviewed this property |
Book an early lunch...12.30 at the latest, then you should be able to park in the car park just past the restaurant on the left. Have been twice at that time with no problem
Jack S
12 October 2016|
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Response from Ralph1940 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$102 - US$102
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 West Street, Marlow SL7 2LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Marlow
  • Phone Number: +44 1628 898101
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