Harden's survey result
“Just a delight all round” – seldom is a bad word said about Tom Kerridge’s ‘other’ pub in this Thames valley town: an “extremely crowded and very buzzy” haunt that is also “lovely and chilled”. “You don't need to book a table and you can order the plates tapas-style”: “the food is so good”.
“Just a delight all round” – seldom is a bad word said about Tom Kerridge’s ‘other’ pub in this Thames valley town: an “extremely crowded and very buzzy” haunt that is also “lovely and chilled”. “You don’t need to book a table and you can order the plates tapas-style”: “the food is so good”.
“Turn up early as there’s no booking” at Tom Kerridge’s ‘other’ place in town. Spared the Michelin-fuelled expectations of its older sibling perhaps allows its virtues to shine all the brighter: “the food is well thought-out and well executed”, service is “friendly” and although it can become “hectic” it “is well worth the wait”. Top Tip: “they also do fantastic breakfasts, especially the Kedgeree”.
“You can’t book so getting a table is very hit ’n’ miss” at Tom Kerridge’s “amazing” two-year-old, which “is not the local pub that it might appear to be, and full and buzzing from dawn to dusk”. “It knocks the Hand & Flowers, just down the road (where there is an infinite wait for a booking and it often ends up overcrowded and pretentious) into a cocked-hat”, with “smallish plates of the most intense food, all of which are well-conceived and delicious”, and delivered from the open kitchen (“sitting at the bar is like a chef’s table, but without the extra cost!”). “Stylish surroundings too, a busy happy atmosphere and cracking wine list and good beer. What’s not to like?” (Actually, there is one niggle aside from the “deep frustration at no reservations”: “where you wait for a table is a bit small and jammed-in”.)
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|Wine per bottle||£20.00|
3 West Street, Marlow, SL7 2LS
|Monday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|