Fodor's Expert Review Vanilla Pod
Discreet and intimate, this restaurant is a showcase for the French-inspired cuisine of chef Michael Macdonald, who, as the restaurant's name implies, holds vanilla in high esteem. The fixed-price menu borrows the flavor of a French bistro and shakes it up a bit, so you might have filet mignon with polenta, or something more adventurous, such as fennel escabeche with mackerel and vanilla. The three-course lunch menu is a fantastic bargain at £19.50 (especially when compared to the £45 cost for the evening version), and the seven-course menu gourmand for £60 is a tour de force.
31 West St.
Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 2LS, England
- French-inspired cooking
- A flair for vanilla
- Great value set lunch