Vanilla Pod - A Secret Delight

That’s what we were called by a newspaper food critic and we couldn’t agree more! The Vanilla Pod is where the chefs and front of house staff of the future learn their trade.

It’s easy to forget you’re eating in our training restaurant with the fine dining menus, well-cooked food and excellent service but this really is where we nurture the country’s future Michelin-star chefs!

All dishes are prepared, cooked and served by our full time hospitality and catering students under the watchful eye of lecturers who spent many years learning their own craft in the kitchens of some top restaurants.

So let’s not keep it a secret any longer! Tell your friends and family, and book a table now!

STOP PRESS: Delighted that our Vanilla Pod training restaurant has been named one of the best little places to eat in Swansea by WalesOnline

Sample food

Two course lunch from £7.50
Three courses from £8.95.

Sample food

Four course dinner from £17.95.

View some tasty sample menus | Sample Themed Event | Sample Christmas Menu

Excellent hygiene inspection for the Vanilla Pod

We are pleased to announce that the Vanilla Pod has been awarded a rating of 5 - the highest hygiene rating available.

Themed / Gourmet Evenings

Celebrating special calendar events, food from around the world and fine dining, we can guarantee you’re in for a gastronomical experience with these evenings. With specially designed menus, drinks and sometimes a cocktail thrown in, they are excellent value for money. Gourmet evenings are £25 per person while the themed evenings start at £20. We’ve dined on food from Wales, China and Ireland, paid homage to Fair Trade, and marked Dydd Santes Dwynwen and Valentine’s Day. Whet your appetite by looking at some of our sample menus.


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Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
12-2pm (last orders 1.15pm)


6-9pm (last orders 6.30pm)

To reserve your table for the Vanilla Pod experience, ring 01792 284252/284218.
The restaurant is only open during term time.

Vanilla Pod

The Vanilla Pod is located within our Tycoch campus.