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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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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
31 West Street, Marlow SL7 2LS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A perfect evening for our wedding anniversary. Delightful service and the food was divine. My fillet steak was, as always, cooked to perfection. Wine recommendations were excellent.

1  Thank Ruth1992919
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very expensive with miniscule portions. My steak (ribeye) extremely tough, only one third edible. Salmon starter, only 2 mouthfuls, so small. Also desert good but very small. Wine expensive for this type of high street restaurant, their advertising dialogue leads one to believe they are...More

1  Thank Ron E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family dinner in the private room back in June when both company and food were enjoyed. On this occasion it was just my wife and myself so with an absence of noise we were able to concentrate and appreciate the food more.

1  Thank DonaldHodgkins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited this restaurant already this my expectations were high as it didn't disappoint. The food and service was once again outstanding. My Mum and Dad were also very impressed.

1  Thank Justin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had researched the Vanilla Pod quite a lot before going there. Now, Although compared to a chain establishment like Nandos The Vanilla Pod is expensive for the quality of food and service they provide it is easily worth forking out that extra £15-£25 per...More

1  Thank JoeSeigel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great experience at the wine tasting evening on 23 August.. Amazing food. Great wines. , Marcus talked us through the specially selected wines. Service was perfect. Very enjoyable evening.

1  Thank sheilastephens21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Vanilla Pod is already our favourite restaurant but we mostly go there for lunch as we live quite far away. Last Friday night, the 17th August we decided to celebrate our anniversary at their special gin evening that included a 5 course meal with...More

2  Thank AlanAndSandyM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived until we left this was one of the best dining experiences we have enjoyed and we have travelled the world. Little known this restaurant in Marlow, Bucks., UK is a treasure. The food was exquisite and the service pleasant from...More

3  Thank cjmt2016
Reviewed August 6, 2018 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

4  Thank Eileen P
Reviewed August 6, 2018

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
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March 8, 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
April 25, 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
October 12, 2016|
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Response from Ralph1940 | Reviewed this property |
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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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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