Cinquieme

3.8
23 Reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
A new stylish and luxurious bar and restaurant in the heart of High Wycombe.

We offer a contemporary menu focusing on modern European cuisine and craft cocktails in a modern and vibrant setting with regular live entertainment.

Our team, which has worked in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues, is looking forward to welcoming you.

We are committed to providing delicious food made with high-quality ingredients so our team works closely with our suppliers to source only the best.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 23 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.0
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3.8
service
4.2
ambience
3.5
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HazelS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was very welcoming.
The food was tasty.

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MarineV
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Cinquieme is an amazing restaurant. Food is lovely the atmosphere is simply beautiful. The reason I knocked one star off is because the presence of the staff was a bit too much for me. I appreciate the attention but it was a bit too much for me. Having said that I will still go back as cannot fault anything else. Thank you very much for the lovely evening 😊

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NicholasP
West Sussex
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We bailed out - noise level from live band just outlandishly deafening.

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LizB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great main course and having the singer made it even better!

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Asfjk
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful performers, great service, incredible ambience and delicious food. For a lovely night, where you have all the care and attention of the staff, and get to feel elegant and relaxed throughout the night.

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AbigailA
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with a friend for a meal before a film next door and the food and drinks were lovely! Would 100% recommend if you are thinking about going! Also was informed about the live music on Friday and Saturday nights

The team there were amazing and checked in with us on the food and drink, will be returning as it was a very pleasant evening :)

Cinquieme
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi Abigail, Thanks for your custom and we greatly appreciate your kind review. Cinquieme offers a unique and vibrant dining experience compared to the national operators. Additionally we have live music performances scheduled on every Fri/Sat evenings. À Bientôt. Cinquieme Management

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SarahS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not too bad improvement on food and service could be made

Cinquieme
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi Sarah, Thanks for your custom and review. Cinquieme offers a unique and vibrant dining experience compared to the national operators and is constantly improving the offering. Look forward to serving you again. Cinquieme Management

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Peter
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, loved the ambience of the place and the food was amazing - the pricing is a tad weird as some starters are more expensive than some mains but I would gladly order the same things again! (Sweet Tempura Prawns and Jerk Chicken Wrap)

Cinquieme
Responded on July 11, 2021

Hi Peter, Thanks for your custom and we greatly appreciate your sterling review. Our mission is to offer unique and vibrant dining experience compared to the national operators. We have live music performances scheduled on every Fri/Sat evenings. À Bientôt. Cinquieme Management

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FrancescaL
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food. Nice atmosphere. Overall really good value.

Cinquieme
Responded on July 9, 2021

Hi Frances, Many thanks for your custom and excellent feedback. We have live music every Fri/Sat evening through July-August 2021. Look forward to serving you again. Cinquieme Management

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Lewis
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Took 40 mins to take our order and then a following 2 hours for our meals.
We ordered a 2nd glass of coke and never recieved it. The waiter did appologise about the wait and removed the service charge from the bill but overall extremly slow and incompetent

Cinquieme
Responded on June 30, 2021

Hi Lewis, Thanks for your custom and taking the time out to leave the feedback. We are sorry that your experience was not up to your expectations. Most of our customers tend to relax and enjoy the entertainment and meal but some do request express service as they have bookings for theatre or are in a hurry. Please do request an express service next time and we'll endeavour to serve you much quicker. Hope you will revisit us and we look forward to serving you again. Cinquieme Management.

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NichelleH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

ame here for a Father’s Day meal with my family and I must say the service was appalling to say the least. From being seated and our drinks being taken, to then wait another 15mins or so for our food orders to be taken because apparently both could not be done together!

Ordered nachos as one of our starters and it had to be sent straight back because it was absolutely inedible, I’m sorry I forgot to take a picture of it! It was swimming in liquid! When the waiter took it back to the kitchen, you can hear the chef inside swearing saying what the f&@k is wrong with it! Definitely made me feel uncomfortable and I thought about leaving from that point! But decided to still stay as everyone else on the table wanted to give it another chance!

It then took another hour or so for our mains to arrive or should I say have it to come out.

The 2 hours we were there for was the worst, from the service to the food being OK! I will most definitely be not returning.

They need more STAFF, cause clearly that was an issue with only 2 people trying to serve between at least 8-10 tables and most customers having to also wait ages for their meals.

The manager also needs to speak his staff better because from we’re we was seated next to the kitchen, you can hear him having a go at them for ringing the bell more than once to come for the food!

Cinquieme
Responded on June 22, 2021

Thanks for visiting us and leaving the feedback. We apologize for your experience Nichelle. There was an unplanned staffing issue on Sunday which created pressure on kitchen and front of house staff. We have put contingency measures in place to ensure this doesn't happen again and the staff members involved have been disciplined. Why not visit us on Fri-Sat evenings when we have live music performances. Cinquieme Management

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The menu is completely different when you get to the restaurant from what we see ONLINE advertised . I went there because of the menu presented here and on their website. A bit of a disappointment to be honest. They said they are aware of that , but why it has been actioned ?????????????? I cannot say we got robbed because the food we had was really nice and shamelessly the staff were truly friendly and their managers .

Cinquieme
Responded on June 22, 2021

Thanks for visiting us and taking the time to leave the feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience caused due to the multiple menu offerings. Put simply, we have an all day menu and an evening special menu (Wed-Sunday). We provide an amazing customer service and experience especially over the weekend. We highly recommend you to visit us on Fri-Sat nights when the live music performances are on. Hope to serve you again. Cinquieme Management

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HappyCustomer
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! The food is delicious (you can order the standard menu from JustEat as well so give it a try) BUT I encourage you to eat at the restaurant and try their daily specials menu as well. The atmosphere and staff are lovely. This is my new favourite place to eat!

Cinquieme
Responded on June 22, 2021

Thanks for visiting us and leaving the great feedback. We have an all day menu and an evening special menu (Wed-Sunday). We are glad you loved the ambience and additionally we have live music performances on most Fri-Sat evenings. Hope to see you then. Cinquieme Management

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Waiter dropped the food before serving us. Then it took extra time to bring food for one person, whilst others had to wait. Then they charged us 12.5% if service charge too. It could have been a nice evening out but it went disaster.

Cinquieme
Responded on June 22, 2021

Thanks for visiting us and leaving the feedback. We have an all day menu and an evening special menu (Wednesday-Sunday). We are sorry for the delay in service but it stems from some guests in a party ordering from special menu and others choosing the all day menu. We have passed on your comments to the kitchen team who have worked on a solution to this. Hope to serve you again. Cinquieme Management

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SAzeem
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The all day menu items tasted okay and were reasonably priced but the three of us that orders from the other menu were left disappointed. Very very small portions, one small stuffed chicken bread with half a potato for £14.99!!! The steak was poor quality for 19.99. Then the added service charge of 12.5 percent was added which was on the menu but the place didn’t offer a particular great service to receive it.

Cinquieme
Responded on June 22, 2021

Thanks for visiting us and leaving the feedback Sazeem. We have an all day menu and an evening special menu (Wed-Sunday) which is designed over 3 courses. The special menu focuses on quality and the quantity is based on serving the 3 course option. We provide an amazing customer service and experience especially over the weekend. Nevertheless we have passed on your comments to the chef. Hope to serve you again. Cinquieme Management

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JayneT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I went to this restaurant with three of my friends for the first time last night and there were a few things that unimpressed us. Starting with probably the most important - the food. The starters met our standards and we were happy with them. However the main course was not amazing. Three of us ordered a steak which was a very affordable price so we were not expecting anything astonishing. However none of the three were cooked properly. I requested for my steak to be cooked medium and it came out a light shade of grey, and looked very similar to how you would want a beef burger cooked. The other two steaks were requested to be rare and medium rare. The rare one came out medium and the medium rare and looked well done. As I said I cannot complain about the quality of the meet as it was very affordable (£20) but none of them were cooked how we requested. The other person in our party ordered the nachos and they had quite obviously just been heated in the microwave so understandably she was not impressed with her meal. Most of our drinks came out perfect, however, staff need more training on how much they should fill up a glass. My friend ordered two glasses of Prosecco, one glass was 1/4 full and the second one was 3/4 full but she paid the same price for both of them. The two waitresses were really lovely and we enjoyed their company. However the waiter, who I think could have been the manager? Was very full on and kept interrupting our conversations with random facts or just random conversation. One positive thing I can mention is the atmosphere. The singer was impressive and the general vibe of the restaurant was lovely - really pretty and a massive upgrade from frankie and bennies.

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alex
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Top tier service, brilliant cocktails, nice ambience, good food.

For me it's just a shame that most of the menu is burgers and wraps.

I had the special which was a chicken ballotine with lyonnaise potatoes, and very nice it was. I'd like to see more of this 'proper food' to match the service level so I don't have to chance what the special is and fall back on a burger I could eat anywhere.

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DeeDee
London
54 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Didn't know this was here until I searched on OpenTable for somewhere for lunch today. Think they need to do more to publicise themselves. Think it could be fun with more people in there to create an atmosphere. Food was good. I'd describe it was an upmarket TGI's.

Cinquieme
Responded on May 30, 2021

Hi DeeDee, Many thanks for your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed it! We had unfortunate timing - opening just before the December lockdown, with some great coverage in the Bucks Free Press and Marlow FM, sadly the timing of the reports meant they were just after we were all told we couldn't eat out anymore! We have a lot planned, with signage throughout the Eden centre, many special events coming and live music on Friday and Saturday evenings - we are looking forward to more guests too!

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disappointed
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and the music was amazing, had a lovely time and would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a date with the missus… it was great, amazing visuals and great jazz music playing in the background creating a wonderful ambience.

Service was great and very professional.

Highly recommend!

Cinquieme
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback, we are really excited to now be offering live music on Friday and Saturday evenings, and look forward to having many great nights with our guests!

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AbbieW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The atmosphere was great, food was superb and will definitely return when restrictions allow! Also have recommended to all friends!

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vipMichaelK
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Entertainment was top notch. Food good. Staff need more experience, will return when lockdown 4 has finished.

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NormaC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The Frank Sinatra singer was great. The food was also good, if a little expensive.
The staff need a little longer to get themselves organised. They need to have a wine list
and the food list being double A4 size and the tall wine glasses cause a problem.
But with time this restaurant will improve.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cinquieme using the Order Online button. Cinquieme also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Cinquieme also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01494 445353.

Cinquieme is rated 3.8 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.