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Velvet & Vanilla

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12 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England
+44 1237 420444
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We have been back to this lovely little gem of a eatery several times now. Delicious lunch, many items with a Mediterranean feel. Friendly staff, quick service and a fair price. Tiny from the outside but a big welcome inside, we will be back!

Thank Gillian C
Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Four of us had lunch here in the cozy upstairs room. The staff are very pleasant, the menu has some interesting things on it and the food is well-cooked and presented. Prices are exceptionally reasonable. Less than £35 for lunch for 4. It isn't fine dining but it's certainly a good place for a pleasant and unhurried lunch.

Thank NormanLewis
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent service from a very attentive host. Had a lovely cream tea. Will definitely be going back next time I'm in Bideford.

Thank Matt P
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Fabulous hidden gem, service with a smile, excellent coffee and sweet toasted cherry brioche, can't wait to return X

Thank Stephen A
Bideford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We have visited the restaurant quite a few times over the summer and every time it has been very good with service second to none great food it is only a small restaurant so please book, but the Tapas which we have ate every time we visited is great, this well worth a visit but you will need to book.... More 

Thank Joplo10
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Hard to fault this charming little place. Nestled in a alleyway just off the sea front, it's the perfect little hideaway. We had paella which was utterly brilliant. The prawns were some of the best I've had! To go with it we thought we'd sample the cocktails. I'd highly recommend it! I had a vodka martini but only because I... More 

Thank Milonoseit
Devon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Told by friends we had to visit this little cafe. What a little find 5 seconds from the seafront easy to find. We had coffee and a light bite, we will be back for dinner soon menu looked amazing.

Thank simon g
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for dinner, lovely little restaurant with bags of character, greeted by the owner very welcoming and nothing to much trouble, we had cocktails with olives and selection of artesian breads, followed by the most amazing tapas. Great selection of food and puddings to finish we will be back. Don't miss a table at this little gem.

Thank Alastair P
Pershore, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We sought out this cafe based upon the recent excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, but I am very sorry to report that neither the 'welcome', service nor food was up to expectations. The cafe was staffed with young girls who would clearly have preferred to be almost anywhere else. We ordered an afternoon cream tea for two, not cheap at... More 

Thank DenAlandPups
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Great homemade scones in a great value cream tea. A warm welcome from the staff, and a homely atmosphere makes Velvet and Vanilla well worth seeking out when in Bideford

Thank Julian C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Cooper Street, Bideford EX39 2DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Torridge  >  Bideford
  • Phone Number: +44 1237 420444
Consistently delicious. Cosy & friendly independent cafe & bar, locally renowned for great tasting home-made food at reasonable prices. Open for breakfast, lunch, coffee & home-baked cakes, afternoon teas, evenings, private parties. A good range of traditional and contemporary dishes and a variety of tempting vegetarian options; sandwiches, jackets, soups, mezze & pizza etc. Fully licenced - great cocktails and sensibly selected wine list. Very child-friendly. Free wifi.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?