The Chequers
The Chequers

The Chequers

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 01628482053x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 12:00PM - 03:00PM; Friday - Sunday: 12:00PM - 06:00PM,


    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 06:00PM - 11:00PM; Friday - Saturday: 06:00PM - 11:00PM; Sunday: 06:00PM - 09:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Zach Scheepers
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from The Chequers
THE CHEQUERS Pub and Kitchen is part of the Brakspear pub co Our dedication to providing a quality venue will mean an unrivalled dining experience featuring good food and tailored easy service. Our Butcher counter steak offer is guaranteed to tease your senses and our complete menu ensures that there is something for everyone. Set in a historic location in this picture postcard English town, THE CHEQUERS will not disappoint. Our Tap room bar as well as the long bar will provide all liquid refreshments you may wish for and our wine list has been tailored to the menu for your enjoyment. Come on in and let us entertain you!
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The Chequers reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since 26 May 2014
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambience3.6
    Value3.6
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (38)group bookings (29)business meals (28)fit for foodies (25)sunday lunch (18)romance (14)outstanding value (12)child friendly (8)brunch (5)good vegetarian options (5)outdoor eating (2)afternoon tea (1)disabled access (1)Show More
  • Great meal - will def.be back.
    happyeaters
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    A lovely meal with steaks done to perfection - great that we were able to chose our steak and have it cut exactly to the size we wanted.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Wonderful!
    Kaytwo
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    I can only say that I am absolutely delighted with the outstanding food and service the Chequers delivers time after time. It is just marvellous to see my husband eating his steak with his eyes closed- from sheer pleasure. I like my fillet steak just with a baked sweet potatoe and the tomatosalad with red onions. Love it! We will come back :)
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  • Good steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Chose this restaurant because of its good steak reviews and we weren't disappointed. We selected our cut and size from the meat counter, and it arrived cooked perfectly with sauce, chips, mushrooms & tomatoes. Delicious. A creme brulee for dessert was also spectacular and the service terrific too. Great pub that takes food seriously.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KESTREL
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    FIRST TIME VISIT AND LOVED IT , GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE , WILL USE AGAIN SOON . MANY THANKS
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Excellent food, great steaks
    Classycrumpet
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Really a truly lovely meal. Steaks out of this world, cooked to perfection and the secret glaze is amazing. The first impressions from the outside of the pub does not look inviting but once inside all changes. Staff were welcoming and cheerful. We dined at around 7pm so was rather quiet but 8.30/9 it was buzzing. Butchers choice is worth every penny. To be able to see and pick your choice of steak is cool and adds that little difference to other restaurants and the price is very reasonable. In fact worked out a little cheaper than what was on the menu! All in all would definitely recommend. My husband is a steak man and is delighted we have now found the ideal place. We will be back.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We love this restaurant and have been going since it opened. Sadly this is the 2nd visit that was disappointing, although offered a reduction in our bill for the problems it was our anniversary night out and after a similar experience on my birthday, sadly we won't be risking taking friends again. Such a shame when you look forward to dining out.
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  • Disappointing
    Lisac
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Very disappointing no atmosphere far too much salt on the over cooked chips. Pub was nice but restaurant bit grimy and lacking in atmosphere
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  • Lovely meal
    Katesview
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    This is my 2nd visit to the Chequers and I'll certainly be going again. Friendly and attentive staff, really lovely food, went with my Mum who is quick to pick up on anything negative and she said it was the best steak she'd had in years.
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  • Butchers block
    Pete
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Pretty reliable. Fun to have steaks cut at a butchers block, but I always end up with the same so novelty value fades. Good value meat, sides decent but could be better (chips a bit dry, creamed spinach too creamy, baked beetroot too big). Room at back more fun, room in front merges into bar area too easily yet feels a bit stiff.
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    group bookings, Sunday lunch
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  • Great Food!
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    As usual, the food was great, and the choice of sides and sauces makes a change from the norm. Quailty Steaks. I'll be booking again for our anniversary dinner as I have previously done for the last 3 years running.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and great steak
    Charliex1979
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Love Chequers and always have done for the last 4 years since moving down from Manchester. After a few disappointing steaks elsewhere we decided to splash out on a meal where we knew we would get quality. And quality is what we got. Don't mind spending a bit extra to get my ribeye from the Butchers Block and it was cooked to perfection as always. The only minor gripe is that the portions of sauce seem to have got smaller and when I asked for meow was told I would have to pay for a new one. Great experience overall however. Will be back soon
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    group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steak & ale pie.
    johntie
    Dined on 26/6/2014
    Good quality food, served quickly. I highly recommend the ale pie.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lush
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    good food and good atmosphere I know this is a steak house bit the fish is fantastic Staff were great will be back
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  • Great Night Out
    Rascal
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    Great restaurant and a fantastic meal once again, staff are very friendly and you always get some humour and banter. We use this restaurant frequently and would highly recommend.
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Good times
    Yums
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Went to chequers on Friday night as a couple. It was busy but we were seated at our booked table straight away even though we were early. The service was a little slow and my husbands drink was forgotten twice but the staff were very pleasant. At 9pm the live band started in the bar area which were really good and I enjoyed but were very loud which made talking over dinner a bit difficult. As the restaurant emptied we were asked if we wanted to move to a quieter spot but we were nearly finished by then anyway. The food was really good, although my goats cheese starter was very cold, the cheese should have been warmer and they had to return our garlic bread to add the cheese requested. My husbands steak was delicious though! We'll go back
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    LittleMarlovian
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    I was very disappointed with the whole experience. I had previously eaten there before, and was really looking forward to my meal. However the service was very poor, we waited an awfully long time to even order our food let alone receive it. And when it did arrive it was not what was ordered, but we had waited so long we ate it anyway. Plus no-one bothered to ask if all was ok so we weren't in a position to tell anyone it was not. The food was actually very nice, just a shame the sevice was such a let down.
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  • RACIST ASSISTANT MANAGER
    JSBR32
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I walked in with a friend on the 3rd of May 2014 at 9.45pm and was approached by the assistant manager stating they were fully booked for the night. However I could clearly see three vacant tables. We walked out got into our car and went onto the opentable website, were I proceeded to book a table at Chequers for 10pm. We both walked back in at 9.55pm and surprise surprise we were seated by another employee! The assistant manager walked passed and went bright red in the face. From my perspective he did not want to seat us due to the fact he is a racist and we were the only brown people in the restaurant.
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  • Excellent meal
    Bazza
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Fantastic meal, the service was great and staff very friendly. I have eaten at The Chequers quite a few times and have never had a bad meal there. I will certainly be going back!
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  • Mike
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Lunched at The Chequers for the second time - the starters were large and the Steak was very good indeed.MK
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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  • Great Lunch Venue
    Lambchop
    Dined on 19/4/2014
    Great place for good value Lunch or in the evening a good steak
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    brunch, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice meal, shame about the wine
    EBloodaxe
    Dined on 19/4/2014
    Good experience in pleasant, but busy surroundings. Food of a uniformly high quality and well prepared. Neither of us had a steak, which the restaurant specializes in, but the duck was of an excellent quality and cooked correctly. Accompanying elements seemed well chosen. The let down in the evening was the wine - I guess most diners focus on beer and other drinks rather than wine, so the list is not that important to the business. The whole list seemed very expensive for the wines being served. The NZ Pinot Noir was light (as promised) - but so light that it lacked any depth of flavour or length. Certainly not worth the price on the list. Overall though a pleasant evening with memorable food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Meal
    firstclasslass
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    We were recommended this restaurant for their steak menu and it didn't disappoint in terms of selection. However, we had prebooked and requested an more romantic area of the restaurant only to be sat in the middle of a busy thoroughfare. We were served quickly but it felt more like a Waitress style MacDonalds than a £100 meal for two and to be frank it just didn't cut the mustard. Food was ok, steaks to be fair cooked to our requests but we were in and out on a two course meal in less than an hour. The ambience was more like a café not a quality restaurant and we felt we could have got a better deal eating in a local pub rather than this expensive establishment that just didn't know where to sit in the food marketplace.
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  • Lost it's personality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This restaurant used to be special in that it served amazing steak as part of a good meal in a lovely buzzy environment. This visit it seemed like they had gone for the 'mass market'. The restaurant was strictly filled row by row and whilst the steak was still very good, everything else had a pre-prepped mass produced feel. Steak used to be served with huge tasty mushroom and tomatoes but these were replaced with tiny cold tasteless ones. Kids burger bun was stale. Even though the waiting staff were friendly and helpful they were more 'Harvester' than specialist pub. Probably cross this one off our list of regular favourites.
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  • Not Brilliant
    michelangeloVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Had a meal here after reading mixed reviews. Staff very friendly and went for steaks, although no rump left. Opted for ribeye and sirloin. Steaks were ok but covered in thick sauce which wasn't needed as had chosen sauces anyway. These were terrible! I chose peppercorn which normally love. Came in little pot that had obviously been kept warm and had a thick skin on it. Extremely thick and gloopy with no taste at all. Other spifor cy one little better. It is just a pub, so no ambience, views or even windows. All this would be okay IF it hadn't been for the price. Had eaten a fabulous meal the night before at Searcy's Gin joint and there was hardly any difference in price. Don't think it is worth going back to.
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  • Great venue
    LS12
    Dined on 22/3/2014
    Food presentation was a little disappointing compared to usual - perhaps because we ate late, but the service was impeccable and the venue is fabulous.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We lunched here and the steaks
    Mike
    Dined on 17/3/2014
    We lunched here and the steaks were excellent. The place was a surprise as from the outside it looked like a pub but inside it was spacious and nicely lId out. We will return. MK
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Markajt
    Dined on 15/3/2014
    Steaks were superb and service very friendly. Ambience was great too, highly recommended.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Mussels
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was outstanding. Our waitress Emma was lovely. We will be returning x
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must try restaurant
    LadyAP1
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Great food. Service very good, staff were very attentive and quick to notice.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    living
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I love this place. A proper pub with real ale and atmosphere at the front, and restaurant at the back where you hand select your cut of beef and how big you want. Topped off with friendly, smiley service.
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    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant Value for Marlow High St.
    Prestons
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Really lovely food - especially the steak that you can choose from the butcher's block. But plenty of choice for non-steak eaters too and good portion sizes! Good atmosphere, even mid-week when you think it might be a bit quiet, will definitely be going again.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Top food, Great Staff, Nice Place
    Ness
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Mum and I met here on Wednesday, neither of us had been to the Chequers before and we both came away very pleasantly surprised. The service was quick but not rushed, the waitress was very friendly - attentive but not overly, and as for the food - very well cooked, my steak was perfect and Mums fish looked great. Portion sizes just right, cleared the plate but certainly wasn't left still feeling hungry. A great place where we'll definitely visit again.
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    special occasions, child friendly, group bookings
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  • Chequers Marlow - good atmosphere.
    Like2eatout
    Dined on 31/1/2014
    Good atmosphere & friendly service. They specialise in steaks, & these were cooked to perfection, unfortunately mussels were very disappointing.they were obviously farmed & were very small, some as little as my little finger nail. So disappointing.
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 30/1/2014
    We had the Butchers Block but one previous occasions we were asked to select our cut at the counter this time it was a tell the waitress your order. A bit of a let down after the first experience.We also had a lunch steak there a few weeks ago and that was excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    Lovesteak
    Dined on 29/1/2014
    This was our 2nd visit to chequers, took my partner out for his birthday - he loved the steak at this restaurant. Food was okay, shame he didnt have any veg with his steak though. Food was alright, the service was very poor. Waited almost half hour for drinks/to be served. 2nd waitress tried to take a drinks order, so we told her we had previously ordered. It took a while to pay for the meal, I felt we were in the restaurant way too long (longer than needed). There were 2 tables of large groups of men, and the waitresses were making enough fuss and attention over them. Shame we were not given much attention. Doubt I would come back after this experience in all honesty.
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  • A good meal
    iamstarmam
    Dined on 26/1/2014
    The food was excellent an plentiful. Cooked as requested. The staff were both friendly and helpful. This was not my first visit and I shall be certain to return.
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  • Sunday lunch with the family
    MrDS
    Dined on 19/1/2014
    We had been to Chequers before but not for sunday lunch. We had some family in town so thought we'd give them a try having been happy with previous visit. Seated promptly and ordered drinks. Waitress was friendly and helpful. Carvery style approach to the Sunday Roasts. The sides were freshly topped up and the meat was of good quality (beef, turkey, gammon...and a little venison). The roast potatoes and giant yorkshires were also very good. My wifes chicken/mango salad was tasty if a little stingy on the mango, but that would be the only non-positive feedback. Desserts of banoffee pie and creme brulee went down well too. I would re-book again in the future.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Steak
    caricross
    Dined on 18/1/2014
    We went to this restaurant as a party of 6 for my husbands birthday. We love steak but are yet to find anyone in this country that can cook it as well as we can at home! Finally found somewhere in Chequers! You can choose your own steak from the slab or from the extensive menu. All food cooked perfectly! Chequers is split into a pub area and restaurant area - we sat near the kitchen so could see the food being prepared. The kitchen has a large glass window to stop the restaurant getting too hot and steamy. We sat on the bench seats that easily took the 6 of us. It would have probably sat 8. Staff were lovely & very attentive. Bill came to roughly £50 a head but included 3 bottles of wine, a couple of starters & a couple of puss.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went on New Years Eve and
    Susan
    Dined on 31/12/2013
    We went on New Years Eve and considering the place was really busy, the food and service were excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic NYE @ Checquers!
    steveholio
    Dined on 31/12/2013
    We had a 6 person booking that shrunk to 4 when we arrived, and they handled it with NO stress! Our waitress was extremely accomodating and helpful and made us feel very welcome and appreciated. Great evening!
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.