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Vanilla Pod

Vanilla Pod Review

Discreet and intimate, this restaurant is a showcase for the French-inspired cuisine of chef Michael Macdonald, who, as the name implies, holds vanilla in high esteem. The fixed-price menu includes smoked salmon in Bourbon vanilla, and you can sample Tahitian vanilla both in the desserts of rice pudding with spiced plums and bitter chocolate soup with spiced bread. The three-course lunch menu is a fantastic bargain at £19.50, and the seven-course menu gourmand for £55 is a tour de force. Vegetarians have a separate menu.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Closed Sun. and Mon.
Updated: 06-13-2013

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