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Vanilla Pod

31 West Street, Marlow SL7 2LS, England
+44 1628 898101
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guinea fowl” (7 reviews)
“risotto” (20 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (17 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 22:00 Hours
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
31 West Street, Marlow SL7 2LS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had not been to the Vanilla Pod for some time, for no particular reason, but after going back there this week, we could kick ourselves for not returning more frequently. We really like the subtle quiet atmosphere here and the nice service which is...More

1  Thank paul s
Reviewed 4 days ago

We met friends for lunch at this delightful restaurant in the centre of Marlow. The staff were welcoming, good humoured, polite and efficient - everything you want in a restaurant. The lunch was amazing value - £19.50 for 3 courses and 15.50 for 2 courses....More

Thank Vigilant2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner at Vanilla Pod while staying overnight in Marlow. This is a unique restaurant. We had the a la carte menu , all dishes excellent particularly the scallops with black pudding. This is a very small restaurant with only five...More

2  Thank colin r
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in a party of 6 and we chose the Gourmand Menu. It was excellent and the service was not only very efficient but all staff were smiling!1 it was a joy for us to eat in pleasant surroundings. We all had different gins...More

2  Thank sinclair45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to the Vanilla Pod which I consider to be the best restaurant in Marlow. We once again had the 7 course gourmand menu although there were also the a la carte and fixed price options available. Marcus the sommelier was very knowledgeable about...More

2  Thank Lyn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to this little restaurant in Marlow. It was a celebration lunch for a large group of friends and we were certainly not disappointed. The chef had gone out of his way to cater for those who were vegetarian or were gluten-free/nut-allergic. The...More

3  Thank lyn0n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a simply excellent restaurant and the best in Marlow by some way. If you select the fixed price menu in the week it’s excellent value. I can not recommend this place highly enough...

4  Thank toldham001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a fantastic experience in a small but wonderful environment to enjoy taste sensations all the way! It’s been over two years since my wife and I visited this locally owned restaurant... and we are kicking ourselves. My starter and desert were sublime with...More

4  Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Vanilla Pod is deservedly the No1 restaurant in Marlow. Our friend booked the whole downstairs for her birthday celebration. The food was excellent throughout. Timely and tasty. My wife and I had rare fillet of beef - perfect. The duck breast was also perfect....More

Thank 11areggub
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We had a 7 course tasting menu which was fantastic. Each part complemented each other and wine they chose to accompany was very nice. I opted for the fish for my main which was cooked beautifully. The staff were very helpful and friendly, which added...More

1  Thank Carl A
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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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