RestaurantsWiltshireMarlboroughSN8

Breaking news

July 2020:  Cancel that.  A deal with the landlord has been done and with rent down 25% the restaurant has been saved and will no longer close.

June 2020: The Rick Stein Group announced that the Marlborough branch would not re-open post Covid.

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Summary

£68
  £££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“If you like fish, this is the place to be” say fans of the Stein empire’s upmarket brasserie, which occupies a fine period building (Lloran House) on the high street. But while favourable feedback still says it’s “a very enjoyable experience”, it elicited remarkably few reports last year compared to last, so we’ve left a rating till next year.

Summary

£68
  £££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“If you like fish, this is the place to be” say fans of the Stein empire’s upmarket brasserie, which occupies a fine period building (Lloran House) on the high street. But while favourable feedback still says it’s “a very enjoyable experience”, it elicited remarkably few reports this year compared to last, so we’ve left a rating till next year.

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s now a regular favourite”, say fans of this two-year-old in the high street from the globe-trotting TV chef, who feel his “elegant, upmarket brasserie” is proving “a splendid addition to Marlborough’s eateries”. But while fans say “the food is always good, and the staff young and excellent” some support is more nuanced: “reasonably priced, food was good but not memorable”.

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Set over two floors in an old building with some cosy nooks and crannies”, this new opening from the Stein Empire is “a great addition to the area”, which lacked a destination restaurant. But while it succeeds as “a high end bistro” with “unfussy, well-cooked food” and “good-humoured service”, numerous reports suggest that “for a top name the quality is somewhat mixed” (“good but not extraordinary”) and that “it has some way to go to be a match for the Sandbanks restaurant”.

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Rick Stein Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Rick Stein Restaurant in SN8, Marlborough by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Rick Stein restaurant.
Steven B
Lunch on a warm day so the A/C was apprecia...
Reviewed 4 months, 20 days ago

"Lunch on a warm day so the A/C was appreciated. This old house has many rooms on 3 floors some quieter than others. We were in the bar on the 1st floor which was quiet with only 4 tables. Other rooms looked busier. The menu looks standard with no sign of seasonal let alone daily specials. As non meat-eaters we found enough to enjoy but a repeat visit would be harder. In the end we opted for Hake a la Carlina (good If not sweet) Cod curry, not too hot with fantastic rice. And a Laksa to start. However our main course was somehow lost. The waiter came unbidden to apologise for the delay and that it was on its way, the manager came later to say the same and offered us a free drink which we declined. She was unwilling to explain the reason, we thought it had been dropped on the way and they had to start over. We did get a free walnut tart (average) and this modest meal took almost 2 hours..."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £20.95 £29.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £25.50 £4.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Bread £4.00
Service 12.50%
Lloran House, 42a High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1HQ
Opening hours
Monday9 am‑9 pm
Tuesday9 am‑9 pm
Wednesday9 am‑9 pm
Thursday9 am‑9 pm
Friday9 am‑9 pm
Saturday8:30 am‑9 pm
Sunday8:30 am‑9 pm

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