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Vanilla Pod

31 West Street, Marlow SL7 2LS, England
+44 1628 898101
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (23 reviews)
“risotto” (21 reviews)
“petit fours” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
31 West Street, Marlow SL7 2LS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service were outstanding With each course we were told what it was and advised of wine to accompany it Which was amazing They restaurant has had a refurb since we were last in. Very chic The colour of the new carpet and walls...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank anne o
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first experience dining at this restaurant and it exceeded all expectations! The food & service were first class - can’t wait to return.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank traineebiggles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is always a pleasure to relax in this quiet warm environment and just know the food, service and atmosphere leaves the cold outside for a later time. As others have mentioned, the set lunch comprising an amouse bouche, bread basket with a great selection...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Homecountiex
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our set lunch at the Vanilla Pod, and at £30 per person (excluding drinks) for an amuse bouche, home-made bread, 2 small starters, a main, and 2 desserts it is good value for a place like Marlow. Our only minor criticism of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JandKUk
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Recently dined at the Vanilla Pod for my anniversary so a special occasion. We both selected the Gourmand menu along with wine pairing having started the evening with a couple of gin and tonics. Firstly the selection of gins is very good with some very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jason B
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Vanilla Pod is a quaint, intimate restaurant serving European fine-dining. A lot of care has clearly gone into the food offering - we enjoyed a gorgeous amuse-bouche of celeriac soup, a choice of multiple home-made breads, well prepared and almost faultless mains and puddings. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SeasonedTraveller70
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We went here for lunch with friends. The service was excellent and the food from the lunchtime menu was delicious, can’t fault it. We will definitely go again.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Jill G
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Tiny, special, little place, with free evening parking just across the road. The food is fabulous from amuse bouche and fresh breads to each of tasting course. The wine list is extensive (albeit seems there are a only a couple of each wine kept in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PAULE241
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We went to the Vanilla Pod as a very large group of family and friends celebrating a special birthday at lunchtime. Everyone was extremely impressed! The menu choice, quality of the food and service was absolutely excellent: there was simply nothing to fault. Value for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank 106oakleyfamily
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Vanilla pod really is a tiny restaurant and the service and food is amazing! I was treated to a birthday dinner with close friends and the six of us were upstairs in our own private room. The wine list is extensive and covers new and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Moretea
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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 |
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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