The Ivy Marlow Garden

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3185 reviews
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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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W
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely surroundings and atmosphere. Food was good quality. We were Celebrating a birthday and the staff acknowledged this and produced a small gesture dessert with a candle which was much appreciated

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been before for breakfast this really is a very special setting for a fabulous breakfast in wonderful surroundings and impeccable service it makes a must when visiting Marlow

LS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful Birthday Afternoon Tea for a friend. Buzzy and “grown up” atmosphere. Excellent selection of scrumptious goodies, glass of champagne and tea served in a proper silver teapot.

Wonderful from the minute we stepped through the front door.

OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was lovely and atmosphere good. Totally let down by the service. Slow and no interaction.

Very much led by process - example asked to order food at same time as drinks (we had a short time for lunch). Told she had to put drinks into system first, then took ages to come back.

Some tables had their coats taken some not.

SM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and daughter in law gave me a gift voucher for a present. My daughter and I decided to go for Sunday brunch and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was excellent and we weren’t hurried along to finish. We will definitely go again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place for a meal out with the girls, the food was fantastic and the staff were lovely.

SP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautifully decorated restaurant and all the food was delicious. We were late being seated so offered complimentary drinks. Service was slow at times but all the staff were apologetic and very friendly. Overall we had a fabulous evening.

RH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Good food, great vibe but service was poor. Drinks were slow to come and a couple of things we asked for just never came. Still a lovely evening and staff were very friendly

W
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at the Ivy in Marlow. We had a great meal, wonderful service from the moment we entered right through to when we left later that evening. Lloyd looked after us throughout our meal and had a really lovely manner, he was extremely attentive without being over bearing. Thank you the Ivy for a special evening, we will be back again soon!

JN
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Usual standards except...
After 2 bottles of preferred local lager, no more in stock !! And no Tia Maria for liqueur coffees
Had to wait along time for drinks
Lloyd our waiter was very nice but busy

TS
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had returned from a trip to the States and my husband took me for a meal at my favourite restaurant!
It was a lovely occasion; a warm greeting; delicious food; attentive service....a wonderful welcome home!

MH
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had the most wonderful meal and was delighted with the service received. I will be coming again and will recommend to a friend a visit 😁

JH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We have been several times, wouldn’t say the best night
Our friends who hadn’t been before say they wouldn’t bother again
The shepherds pie was over salted !! 2 of us had that, quite unpleasant
Drinks were very slow, making it not a great experience

R
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Conservatory is far too cold for people to enjoy their food. It’s not ideal to wrap yourself in blankets whilst eating dinner at such a restaurant. Other than that everything else was quality and what you’d expect from the Ivy.

HJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I got the impression there was a shortage of waiting staff which resulted in having to ask for a glass, plates, tea cups, spoons, and milk. I’m sure if there had been enough staff it wouldn’t have been a problem.

MH
Yosemite
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very lovely setting, a little noisy but there were several large groups. Our booth was lovely, very cosy. All the staff were great. The food was lovely.

C
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately food served was lukewarm

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The drinks to start with took ages to come but apart from that the service was good and attentive
Overall pretty good.

j
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent all round with the slight exception of not cooking my poached eggs exactly as I asked. Just a small detail in a sea of loveliness.

R
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance. Lovely Sunday lunch. The staff were attentive and friendly. Would definitely come again.

PR
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Enjoyed the food , atmosphere, and service. However I was a bit perturbed when I visited the
Ladies toilet, as a girl from the kitchen came out of the toilet and did not wash her hands !!
Suggest you talk to them about how important hygiene is.

MA
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great Sunday lunch at the Ivy for 8 people, atmosphere was great, service was generally good but was slow at times when ordering drinks from the bar, food was very good, prices are fair but drinks are fairly expensive more like London prices. Would recommend the Ivy for great atmosphere,very nice internal decor and bar and high quality food/drinks.

VS
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience! Been there over force times in the past two years and the experience has been consistently great. Service is impeccable. Food delicious. Highly recommended.

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Breakfast was cold when arrived. After mentions to staff the second attempt was no better
Long way from kitchen to tables. They need to cover food to keep warm.
Excellent staff today.

KR
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Breakfast and service as expected. Restaurant wasn’t very warm. Slightly chilly. Can’t quite put my finger in it but feel like this restaurant is lacking something. Tables and chairs a difficult height to eat comfortably

DK
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We arrived an hour early as we planned to sit at the bar and have a few cocktails. However, we were asked to come back as bar area was full. Very disappointing

DW
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Busy Saturday evening, we arrived early for pre diner drinks. Table was not ready when booked, but was quickly offered another round of drinks while we waited (10 minutes or so) - overall a great evening our with excellent service from everyone.

GG
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We all had a FABULOUSE evening, everything was just perfect.

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, fab cocktails and really tasty, simple food.

DN
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressive ambience and service.
Food was very good too. Would highly recommend a visit.

P
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Sadly we had terrible service and it was my mothers birthday treat so a real shame! We had to ask for everything from the menus, to ordering, to chasing our food and even our bottle of wine they poured the first glass of went missing (he then suggested wed drunk it, before the colleague who had whisked it away found it!!). There were lots of staff but no attention to the customer and to say we begrudged the 12.5% tip they automatically added to the bill was an understatement. If we’d been leaving our own tip I’m sure the service would have been better! We didn’t have time to quibble the bill as we were so late because we’d had to chase everything. Not worth the money for what we got at all.

BJ
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was not to good a small amount of steak in chibatta bread Being asked to move to the bar to drink our coffee not good we wasn’t there a massive amount of time so they could have the table. My anniversary meal . Would not go again

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Barrie Jones

CD
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our family visit was lovely to celebrate my husband's birthday. The Manager personally came to our table so we felt very welcomed. Our table was comfortable and perfect for the five of us. The Waitor was also attentive and charming. The only thing I would say is that the heating above our table was warming, however, the floor was cold and we all left with chilly feet taking some time to warm up once home. All in all The Ivy is a great place for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Would definitely recommend the restaurant as The Ivy welcomes all ages and families but in a very nice manner.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely ambiance, they helped us with our baby. My husbands steak sandwich was great, however there was very little avocado on my prawn and avocado open sandwich. Tasted delicious though.

TD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a sense of timeless class, just a few steps off the high street, you can’t beat The Ivy. Coffee from silver jugs, Eggs Benedict to die for, not too much on the pocket considering the ambience and service. Treat yourselves.

AB
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’m a regular visitor here. My main course fish & chips on two attempts failed to cook crispy batter.
Excellent service as always and we did not pay for the main course.
It’s unusual to say the least , an off day
Looking forward to my next visit !

L
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Ivy menu just get's better and better. Great service, lovely atmosphere and range of food and drinks. A great evening.

SW
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant with a great menu. Main criticism is its too cramped (really close to tables next to you). Service was excellent and food pretty good but not amazing

OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting the Girls for dinner, perfect place! Upmarket, classy, lovely atmosphere. Great food.

RT
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Hello Ivy. This was our 4th visit. My wife and I both had the Blackened Cod that we had eaten once before when it was perfectly cooked and delicious. This time, both of our fish were overcooked and tough - a real shame. As we were with friends we chose not to complain.

One other point, on one occasion the waitress leaned right across (closely) the lady siting next to me in order to placed my meal, instead of walking round the table - very bad manners and obviously poorly trained.