The Marquess Tavern

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Gastro Pub
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  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Sunday Lunch
Welcome to The Marquess Tavern. We are a small intimate dining pub serving fresh food daily. The maximum booking we can accommodate is a table of 8. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place, especially for pre game roasts, good food, wine and ambience!

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MI
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice dinner. Family friendly. Menu could do with an update

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DD
London
78 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Marquess Tavern has been a favourite over the last several years because of the variety on both the food and wine menu. I hadn't been in a while and the menu changed slightly--no offer of grills with two mains--and a new "pub classics" type menu (fish pie, fish and chips, etc). While my guest was disappointed that the mushroom and leek pie was no longer on offer (and quite early, with a 7:15 pm reservation), he enjoyed the fish pie and I devoured my smoked haddock.

It was Saturday night and a bit rowdy in the back owing a a group playing board games, but that's the nature of a pub on a weeknight! Leaning in occasionally to hear each other is just one of the necessities of pub life (or, perhaps, being asked to be moved to the front of the house). The food and ambience more than made up for it. Nothing wrong with leaning closer to your Saturday night date!

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VR
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Its a great pub with a nice atmosphere and great food, however the service is very slow and sometimes you have to wait at least 45mins to served the food.

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RH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

This was my favourite place for a roast. However it seems the food has gone down hill. No lamb roast anymore which was the best dish on Sunday is a real shame. The quality of the beef was not good. Hopefully this is temporary!

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VA
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional Sunday Roast, very friendly staff, good atmosphere!

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CC
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The Marquess is always a favourite. Great atmosphere, great food. I was a little disappointed on my last visit though. We were 6, our waiter took the order wrong so only half the starters came out, the others came with the mains. Also, when asked if I wanted any sauces with my Fisherman's Pie and I responded, 'tartare sauce please' I was told I couldn't because 'we only do tartare sauce with the fish & chips'. Really?? You can't just give me a pot of tartare sauce?! Apparently not...very odd.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Good food, awkward service.
We were rushed through our meal and even said we’d like a little break before dessert. We were harassed 5 times to order dessert. Once done we were informed we had to vacate our table, fair enough. However, there were plenty of empty tables and we were then told we weren’t allowed to stand at the bar even though the bar staff were chatting with the 10+ people standing there already. After being banished to the cold of the garden we decided not to spend any more money here and cancelled meeting 6 friends at this venue. We would have stayed until closing and spent a lot of money. That money has instead gone to this pub’s competition.

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BM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambience and service was excellent but the food just ok. We had beef and chicken roasts and both were a little dry. The Yorkshire puddings looked amazing (especially the plate sized one which contained the roast beef and vegetables) but could have been crispier and tasted better.

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SA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Found the Marquess has gone down a few notches. We waited a long time for our food. Our table had marks on like spilt drinks. The food was very salty. Would not come again.

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MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is definitely a neighbourhood gem. Family friendly, board games and cards on offer, great food, wide range of delicious gins and fantastic staff.

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P
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

Shocking. Have been coming here for a long time. Food was very poor. And then we were chucked out at 10pm.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Our meals were measly and seemed overpriced when compared to similar alternatives in the area. It is not what we used to expect from the Marquess Tavern, although it has been 6 months or so since we last visited. The meals were all served immediately making it feel like we were at a canteen or fast food restaurant, we were in and out within 45 minutes which is not what we had planned, but to be frank we were ready to leave by then anyway! Very disappointing, hope they get back on form soon.

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SM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice pub, friendly staff and outstanding food.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place to drop in for a roast, great vegetation options too and we were able to book last minute and still get a table for 4 on Boxing Day!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

A good atmosphere but the waiting staff were not attentive on this occasion. We had to stop eating our dinner half way through to enquire about the drinks ordered with the meal which hadn't arrived. Also, when one item on the meal was not present and this was enquired about at, an extra side was brought to the table at the end of the meal, which was slightly irregular.
I have eaten at the pub in the past and not had an issue with the service or food but sadly this was not the case on this occasion.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

Such a beautiful pub, amazing ambience, unfortunately the food for vegetarians is pretty terrible and the waitress did nothing to make you feel welcome, very impatient and left you feeling in the way. Such a shame because genuinely one of the nicest pubs in London.

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DG
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We booked a table of 8 the week before Christmas expecting the place to be heaving. I think there we 3 other tables. My starter was delicious. Sadly the other courses were all pretty poor. 4 people had burgers - all dry. My steak was served sitting on top of the fries - all soggy - steak very average. Deserts - sticky toffy pudding (a simple classic) probably the worse one i've had in the past 10 years.
Overall the staff were good, service quite slow, food for a "Gastro Pub" a long way off the mark.
I Would not go back there in a rush.

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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

A charming place but the service was absolutely awful. Our server seemed to want to be anywhere but there. There are so many examples of our poor service experience including when asked what beers do you have on tap..he said that my husband could get up and look at the taps himself. It also took forever to order and then we were pretty well ignored throughout our meal. The only saving grace was the woman bartender who assisted us numerous times including when I had to get up and ask for our check. It’s a neighborhood place that we really wanted to love but would never return or recommend until the service sees improvement.

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It was a pleasant Sunday lunch in a buzzing atmosphere. The food was good but nothing to write home about and the service was on the slow side as it was so busy. On the whole though an afternoon well spent!

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Decent food, well priced. Standout service - every single person our party of four encountered was so welcoming and friendly. They made our Sunday lunch a real pleasure and turned a good experience into a great one.

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AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Ate here with friends for a birthday dinner, the food was overall really disappointing. Fish pie consisted of some dry fish and prawns with some mashed potato dumped on top......no sauce at all so was so dry! Only rescued by pinching some bouillabaisse from another friend. It was as if they had forgotten to put the sauce in! Starter of croquettes was great.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to the Marquess Tavern for a Christmas lunch with our group of friends for the last 5-6 years. Sally and team are lovely, always accommodating, and food and drinks never disappoints. This year we particularly loved the cocktails, a grapefruit sprits, bloody marys, and a green pear amaretto treat!

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We were a bit unlucky as we have been there on an Arsenal match day, so they had run out of roasts!! We chose among the rest of the food available and my bouillabaisse lacked in salt and the halloumi burger was cold and made without love, it felt we were eating leftovers!! The staff is very nice though.

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a surprising find for a family Sunday brunch! We arrived early, the pub was pretty quite and we were taken to the back. We were happily surprised by the dining room which was big, light, and airy and had a much better smell than the first room which is more "traditional pub".
We came as a family, with my moth in law, husband and two children aged ten and twelve. There were props to take "elfie selfies" which the children appreciated whilst we waited for the food. The room was nicely decorated with Christmas themes. The food itself was fantastic - fresh sunday lunch and big portions, none of us was able to finish our plate even though both meat and veg were delicious. They have this massive Yorkshire pudding which most of us chose to replace by a regular sized one - no problems at all. Service was brilliant and very friendly. Will definitely come back!

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really lovely pub with nice food and good selection of wine and beers and friendly staff. Unfortunately it’s dog friendly in the evening, which meant eating food with dogs surrounding you.
I also suffer from fur allergies.

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

A lovely place; and the food is nice but could be so much better (and warmer).

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VM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Classic pub smell and distracted service were not really counterbalanced by an outstanding meal

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous pub, brilliant food especially the GIANT Yorkshire pud.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We was not told when we booked that we only had 2 hours .... Our pudding was rushed and could not order drinks near the end as we had to leave. We could not even have a drink at the bar as they said it was busy. No one was at the bar .....

Very disappointed with overall experience .....

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FD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was very disappointing and many items on the menu were unavailable

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e
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A lovely neighbourhood pub with a welcoming atmosphere. It was a busy Sunday lunch when we visited. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. The food unfortunately was only quite average. Nice presentation and arrived promptly but the roasts were all a bit bland. However good roasties and yorkshire puddings with some fresh veg. We enjoyed our lunch but I have to say there are better pubs for Sunday lunch.
They are accommodating to all ages and dogs so its a perfect spot to meet friends.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

For the first time I am not rating the Marquess as outstanding as despite the restaurant being nearly fully empty we were asked to put aside our 2 buggies (which in a full restaurant where space is needed I can fully understand). In addition we were not given any bread for our kids as that is reserved for those who eat starters. I appreciate that in a full restaurant but we are locals who eat there nearly every 2 weeks and it is not like the table beside us could have copied it as there was nobody there to see.
Despite that the food was excellent as always but also there they have totally changed their menu over the past couple of weeks and there is no longer a grill section and sides are down to a handful - used to be sooo many to chose from.
We still love the atmosphere and hopefully our next experience will be the usual loving, warm & yummy again :)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and surroundings; nice food and generous portions 😋

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NM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Beautiful old pub with really delicious food. highly recommend!

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great local pub with good food and friendly service. I was disappointed that the Sunday roast inside a huge Yorkshire pudding is no longer on your Sunday menu.. I really think it was your USP and you should re-introduce it. The small Yorkshire pudding was OK but not as tasty as your big ones! Starters were delicious especially the squid and desserts were OK... the sticky toffee pudding was slightly dry but I really am picking at small things now. Overall a great pub and will keep coming back.

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NL
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic overall service ambiance friendly stall clean toilets great decor meal was great roast beef coffee fab and deserts too x

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MI
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We quite often go as a family. It would be nice to see a few changes to the menu as it seems to stay the same.

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N
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

They've sadly taken the plate size Yorkshire pudding off the menu....also the beef was marginally overdone.

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V
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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