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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%
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“amuse bouche” (21 reviews)
“risotto” (21 reviews)
“tasting menu” (22 reviews)
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
31 West Street, Marlow SL7 2LS, England
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Reviewed 3 days 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.

Thank traineebiggles
Reviewed 3 days 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

1  Thank Homecountiex
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank JandKUk
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank SeasonedTraveller70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

2  Thank Jill G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank PAUL E
Reviewed 9 October 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

2  Thank 106oakleyfamily
Reviewed 7 October 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

2  Thank Moretea
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be treated to a meal here with friends for a wedding present. One gluten free and one pregnant diner. The food was simply outstanding, ambience serene and above all an amazing evening with lovely friends. Utmost compliments to our lovely...More

2  Thank NashyMcFee
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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