Fodor's Expert Review Vanilla Pod

$$$$ Marlow French

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.

French Intimate Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Dessert $$$$

Quick Facts

31 West St.
Marlow, Buckinghamshire  SL7 2LS, England

01628-898101

www.thevanillapod.co.uk

Known For:
  • French-inspired cooking
  • A flair for vanilla
  • Great value set lunch
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.

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