Harden's survey result
“A firm Marlow favourite” – “Michael Mcdonald continues to produce sublime food” at his “favourite local”, which is one of the highest-rated restaurants in the Thames Valley in our annual diners survey. The “cosy and quiet room” is only “small” (part of a house once owned by TS Eliot) but fans say “perfectly formed” and with “very efficient and welcoming as well as courteous service”. “Sensibly priced wine” of “notable quality too” – “what more could one ask for?”.
“You are always well looked after” at Michael Macdonald’s “tiny” venture – a timbered room in a house once owned by TS Eliot. Many who report on it are regulars: “best value in town…”; “not one but several excellent meals last year…”; “sublime consistent food without a doubt, as I have been about thirty times – just perfect with fish and the only place in the world I eat pudding!”
“You are always well looked after” at Michael Macdonald’s “tiny” venture – a timbered room in a house once owned by TS Eliot. Many who report on it are regulars: “best value in town…”; “not one but several excellent meals this year…”; “sublime consistent food without a doubt, as I have been about thirty times – just perfect with fish and the only place in the world I eat pudding!”
“A model of consistency, value and great taste” – Michael Macdonald’s “small and beautifully formed hidden gem” – “a quiet, old timbered room, looking onto a garden” – wins practically nothing but rapturous feedback: “a most wonderful experience” providing “fine dining at reasonable prices” where “everything is outstanding”. Top Tip: “good value for lunch with a choice of well-balanced set menus”.
For 31 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).
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Welcome to The Vanilla Pod.
The Restaurant has been awarded 2010 Regional Winner of the Good Food Guide, Reader’s Restaurant of the Year Award, The Top 100 independent restaurant by Good Food Guide 2013, Listed 92nd by Sunday Times Top 100 Hardens Guide.
Thank you for all your support over the years to which there have been a lot of changes at The Vanilla Pod.
As you may well be aware I have been working alone in the kitchen for the last 4 years, so I do apologise if I am unable to see you all but you are more than welcome to pop your head around the door into the kitchen, it would be great to see you.
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The Vanilla Pod Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Best meal this year. Beautifully balanced tasting menu."
"The nine course tasting menu was absolutely brilliant. You've got to do it!!!!"