RestaurantsBuckinghamshireMarlowSL7

survey result

Summary

£83
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The best of Tom Kerridge’s places” – his no-bookings local in the centre of the town may look “pleasant, if nothing exceptional”, but it is the one the locals head to in preference to any other. “Normally it is difficult to get excited about a soup and a fishcake” but here the “simple but excellent food makes it worth a special journey” and “service is very welcoming and professional”.

Summary

£83
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Better IMHO than the Hand & Flowers up the road” – Tom Kerridge’s lower-profile, no-bookings, local’s favourite is “a great alternative to the nearby H&F” and “hits the mark where others from TK continue to disappoint”. It provides “lovely tapas-style plates” (although these “smaller plates” are “not that small”) with a number of options cooked rotisserie style and chips that are “some of the best ever”. “Fantastic service and ambience” too.

Summary

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

“Locals head here rather than the overhyped and extortionately priced Hand & Flowers” when they want a pub meal from TV champ Tom Kerridge. No-one has a bad word to say about the place, loving its “delicious small plates”, “lively atmosphere” and “lovely range of ales”. It’s no- bookings policy is also actually popular. “Some of the tables are a bit random and cramped into the space – it isn’t very big – so get there early for the excellent window tables”. Top Menu Tip – “The mussels with stout broth is a favourite. And the profiteroles? Mon dieu!”.

Summary

£50
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

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The Coach Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Coach Restaurant in SL7, Marlow by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Coach restaurant.
David J
I'm a big fan of The Coach but the delivery...
Reviewed 7 days ago

"I'm a big fan of The Coach but the delivery of dishes was haphazard and the food was rather less than magical this time. Very buzzy atmosphere though at Sunday 10pm. "

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Richard S
On arrival staff greeting was very friendly...
Reviewed 10 months, 2 days ago

"On arrival staff greeting was very friendly and welcoming. Seated at a front window seat. The window was open as it was a hot summer night . Seemed nice , at first . Waitress clearly explained how the small plates style works and recommended order 3 each and share . Sounds good . Food :The was a mix bag, generally good , not sure where the Michelin star came from. Stand outs, the fried Hake , beetroot salad , risotto. Disappointing , vegan options , ( 2 eating had vegan ) was all bland , Michelin chef should manage some flavour here. 2 had The Seabass , the sauce was way too salty and took over , so if the fish was good I couldn’t tell you. I did question the waiter with this and was told that’s “bouillabaisse “ !! . This dish was £30 , a third to a quarter the size of say a serving at Scott’s , this makes it a £90 dish !!! Maybe in a Michelin ,London restaurant , with a setting and service ( and the cost, that all adds) to match . But this is a town pub setting and average ( though very friendly) service and very chaotic . Deserts , we asked for sorbet and were told they did not have any . Yet a chocolate pudding was served with Raspberry Sorbet !!! Back to the seating , the window open on a Saturday night with the drunks walking by and looking in, was the making for a very uncomfortable spot to eat . For some crazy reason a very small tv screen , playing sport was hanging above the bar . What a shame , Toms Fish and Chips in Harrods is excellent , full meal £35 . Unfiro Food , small plates indeed , both salads were very good , as was the mushroom risotto., soup was not so good , one of our guest had the vegan options , ( not much choice but ok to get by , just ) . The Hake was excellent, beautifully cooked fish . Seabass £30 , the sauce was way too salty ( both of us that had it said the same ) . When questioned but this , the waiter said that’s how it should be “ bouillabaisse” . ( is was a third to a quarter the size of a full order at say Scott’s )"

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Richard S
On arrival staff greeting was very friendly...
Reviewed 10 months, 2 days ago

"On arrival staff greeting was very friendly welcoming. Seated at a front window seat. The window was open as it was a hot summer night . Seemed nice , first . Waitress clearly explained how the small plates style work and order 3 each and share . Sounds good . Food , small plates indeed , both salads were very good , as was the mushroom risotto., soup was not so good , one of our guest had the vegan options , ( not much choice but ok to get by , just ) . The Hake was excellent, beautifully cooked fish . Seabass £30 , the sauce was way too salty ( both of us that had it said the same ) . When questioned but this , the waiter said that’s how it should be “ bouillabaisse” . ( is was a third to a quarter the size of a full order at say Scott’s )"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £15.00 £22.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.00 £25.30 £8.50 £10.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
3 West Street, Marlow, SL7 2LS
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday8 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm
Thursday8 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm
Friday8 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm
Saturday8 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm
Sunday8 am‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm

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