The Ivy Marlow Garden

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£26 to £40
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British
Relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining in the heart of Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
Open seven days a week offering all-day dining to local businesses, residents and visitors alike.
As with its sister sites, The Ivy Marlow Garden serves an all-encompassing, contemporary British menus for breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, cocktails and dinner.
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CR
Essex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place to eat for a special occasion. Never had so much duck in a curry and it was mouth watering. Service was faultless and they made you feel very special

k
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Lovely style and setting with interesting food and ambience.
Only disappointing part was some of the service. Felt a bit as though we were doing the waiters a service by being there rather than feeling well looked after... but otherwise great.

b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

excellent first class brunch ...great food perfectly cooked, the only problem waiting too long for coffee as they don't have the capacity in the morning when everyone wants coffee but this is a very minor observation

HB
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasure from start to finish. Good ambiance (busy Saturday evening), excellent service and great food with a wide range of choice for our companions.

D
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived after a funeral, very dispirited. The staff, unaware of this, were nevertheless exceptionally considerate. We were looked after so well and the food was delicious. We left feeling so much better. Thank you.

D
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic afternoon tea, excellent quality and value for money. It was very noisy in there unfortunately and minor point - it would have been nice to be offered more tea but that’s just a little feedback on making it extra special.

FI
London
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nicely decorated and good ambience. Varied menu. Chicken Milanese was delicious with truffle butter. Steak was undercooked and service was slow. We got given dessert menus but waiter didn’t come back to take order so after half hour, we got the bill.

p
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very late dish arrived for a member of our party which was compensated for...

NA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for Brunch on a Saturday - the first time we had been to this restaurant, First impressions were of a very big space, the tables go back a long way, ending up in a conservatory at the back. The place is very nicely decorated , and has a wide ranging menu on offer. Attentive service, almost too attentive as they tried to clear my husbands plate before he had finished. However we didn’t feel rushed. The food was very nice, I was amazed at how many people were there with small children - I wouldn’t have chosen it as a family style restaurant. We would definitely go back for a special occasion or celebration meal. The afternoon tea menu looked lovely and I can imagine in the summer that the tables in the garden are much sought after.

AP
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, no rush service, excellant experience

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect

CB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I have been here many times and usually enjoy it. Unfortunately the food was very disappointing on this occasion, the mains were too salty and a little bland. Best part was the wine! However, we did get a reduction from the bill for one of the mains which was a good gesture.

AL
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and decor. Cocktails to start were very good, and the meal didn’t disappoint.

j
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food and a lovely location.

CD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, staff was very friendly and professional. Food was amazing and delicious non-alcoholic cocktails.

JJ
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, absolutely lovely.

We were welcomed and there was no fuss. Despite us being late. I was called to called to check that everything was ok and the team were very patient with us.

Wonderful food, the chocolate bomb was phenomenal and I normally don’t like desserts.

I will definitely return to the restaurant.

PC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, efficient service and very good vegetarian food

O
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely time and the food was very nice, however a few thing’s spoiled it a bit for us. Firstly, the restaurant, as usual, is quite cold, it is never cosy. Iam sure this is because of the garden, but that doesn’t help. Just upping the temperature a bit would certainly improve the experience. The lady next to me and myself keep our coats on and another couple asked to move to a different area. Secondly, some of the staff mistake efficiency for not being friendly or needing to smile, a mixture of both are needed.
Having said all of that, we will still go back as we love the food.

ED
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The lamb rump was chewy, big pieces, not nice. Place was very busy, service was very fast - they just hurried us along. We sat next to « corridor » where staff was coming in and out of kitchen and hanging out between service so it was very noisy. I was not pleased.

BF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We were given a great welcome and shown to our table. Although it was only 1830, the restaurant was busy and had a great atmosphere. The service was fantastic and our courses arrived quickly. The food was piping hot and well presented. The menu was, however, somewhat unadventurous and lacked innovation. For this reason, we have only given it three stars. The quality of the food was very good and well cooked. It was good to see some alcohol-free drinks on the menu. On a personal note, it I would like to see more vegetarian and vegan dishes. Not a cheap night out at about £45.00 per head with only one small beer.

n
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was poor and forgetful lost a few drinks orders - not the service levels of my past visits

SC
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great place to meet a friend for lunch, food came out almost too quickly though which made us feel a bit hurried initially , however it was fine and we had a lovely time.

C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The worst Ivy we have dined at and we have been to many.
Food ok but food and drinks service poor and very slow.
Would not recommend this Ivy as there are many better.
Pity Ivy are expanding so quickly, if Marlow is the new standard then they are in danger of losing their uniqueness and becoming just another High Street chain.

JV
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The two waiters serving our table signalled to one another as we were paying the bill that we had excluded the service charge and immediately changed their tone and it was noticeable that they were irked by this. We were in fact intending to leave a cash tip until we noticed them signal one another and eye roll. Disappointing service.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience with family and friends.
Superb food, first class service, and no rush.
Will definitely return.

NB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat. Food delicious, good service and very nice restaurant

B
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a really lovely lunch the only thing that spoiled it a little was the table which was stuck out in the middle of a walkway and very small but everything else made up for it including the little birthday cake they gave us.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a Beautiful lunch!

SB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous staff and a wonderful local addition to Marlow always look forward to going

JJ
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Could do with a little bit more lighting to save using mobile to read the menu.
Had a lovely time.

PE
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. The service was superb - specific thanks to Lloyd, our exceptional waiter. The food was spectacular. The Aromatic Duck Curry was the best curry I have had for years. Fantastic place.

SW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food but drinks too expensive!!

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Generous portions. Food cooked perfectly, always well presented. Our waiter Lloyd was very attentive.

AB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was lovely, we were well looked after. Only comment, mentioned at the time, was that my 92 year old mother was unable to read the menu due to the low lighting and a small torch would have been helpful. Neither of us had a mobile phone!

KE
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most quiet and peaceful lunch. Charming surroundings and ambience

M
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went there with my friends for my 60th treat and I found a lovely place .

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 6 celebrating a 50th birthday. None of us had been before but we will all definitely be returning! Every dish was excellent - the haddock and salmon fish cake was outstanding and the steak was also outstanding. Deserts were enjoyed by all - the rum baba a big hit with the birthday boy ! A great evening with excellent service and a buzzing atmosphere. Cocktails were fabulous too. Really glad we chose the Ivy for our celebration.

NP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a lovely family meal at The Ivy,very busy on the Saturday we went

IB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, perfect for catching up with family/friends for brunch. Superb food, great service and good value.

C
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was lovely, staff are very polite.. the service was really slow, we had to ask a few times where are drinks were. We were sat next to a big table of women which seemed to me a baby shower brunch who were really loud. We went for my mums 55th birthday and the staff brought out a little cake and candle at the end which was nice.