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The Ivy Marlow Garden

4.5
4.5
6089 Reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast

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 and seasonal British menus for breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, cocktails and dinner.

The restaurant is located on Marlow High Street and has a garden situated at the back of the brasserie, providing a quiet al fresco setting.

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Booked 125 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:30 pm
    Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
    Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm
    Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01628 902777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Neighborhood

    Marlow

  • Parking details

    West Street Car Park, West St, Marlow SL7 2LS (6 min walk from the car park) Sainsbury's Car Park, Riley Rd, Marlow SL7 2FP (6 min walk from the car park)

  • Public transit

    Marlow train station, Marlow SL7 1RD (10 min walk from the station)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Buckinghamshire

    Special Occasion

  • Buckinghamshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Buckinghamshire

    Breakfast

  • Buckinghamshire

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    The food was great but the service was terrible and way too fast we were finished our meal in about an hour. Not a dining experience in my opinion. A real shame. Slow it down please.

  2. SW

    SammyW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very nice buzzy atmosphere and tasty food

  3. CH

    CatherineH

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good lunch, great service, lovely atmosphere and would definitely return

  4. MB

    MaryB

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    Always love eating here but, as always, a trip to the loo is soooo below par. The banister rail is disgustingly sticky! The kitchen is upstairs and I can only assume it’s food residue - yeuck….. Needs urgent attention - like a new maybe metal rail which would be easy to keep clean.

  5. P

    Pennym

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Somewhat “hit and miss” with regards to the curry that we ordered . Mine was fine whilst my husband and daughter had very little sauce and contents. All felt as if it had been delivered with very little care. Is a shame as it is normally better than that.

  6. CK

    ClareK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I’m profoundly deaf and the staff were very accommodating to find the perfect table for me in a quiet corner. Meeting my friend for the first time since lockdown, to sit back and enjoy the ambience, food and drinks was fantastic. Also to have a conversation and be able to hear. Perfect venue for me, can’t wait for my next visit.

  7. C

    Caroline

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxed dining with superb food and friendly professional staff

  8. MB

    MarcelleB

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another lovely evening spent enjoying good food and company.

  9. JJ

    JaneJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Disappointing to be honest, service wasn't great, started well but it took a long time to take a dessert order by which time we were past wanting something, then we had a long wait until getting the bill, which we had to ask for and then another wait to pay. The food was average-over cooked shepherd's pie and one meal delayed. Overall not a great experience and not good value for money. Won't rush back sadly

  10. JK

    JohnK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favourite restaurant in Marlow by a mile! Everything about is superb.

  11. m

    mdrand

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    As always the food was amazing and tasteful. Service was first class and very accomodative

  12. JP

    JPCF

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    I went to the Ivy in Marlow for the first time yesterday. The overall experience was very good. I would not choose the butternut squash dish again, it was a main course costing over £15, it was not only small but really not very nice. Portion size needs addressing as well as flavour and value for money regarding that particular dish. I don't like to send food back when there is nothing actually wrong with it but I wouldn't choose the dish again. My friend was happy with the eggs benedict and the espresso martini was fantastic so well cone on that! I will be returning to try a different dish next time.

  13. D

    Debs

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    It was lovely to see The Ivy Marlow Garden busy last night and as usual the ambience and quality of the food was up to the usual high standard. However the service was not good as there didn’t seem to be enough staff for all the covers. We had to wait ages for our table and consequently ended up starting our meal an hour later than our booking. The waiter was apologetic and did offer us complimentary appetisers which was a thoughtful touch.

  14. n

    nelsong

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    My salt and pepper squid was served in a cloth napkin as a starter making this very difficult to eat, main course was a sirloin steak which had a lot of a gristle/tough, which was served late, drinks service took a long time. Very disappointing experience if this is the way that the restaurant is going.

  15. NR

    NatalieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful venue, delicious food and cocktails and very good service

  16. KC

    KatC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went to celebrate my birthday. Staff were very friendly and attentive and the food and drinks were all delicious!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had afternoon tea at the Ivy in Marlow yesterday. It was a lovely experience. The food was amazing. The waiter was friendly. Highly recommend and definitely going back

  18. H

    Harps

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Arrived slightly early. Table was ready. Waitress/service was good. A little more guidance on offering side dishes would have given a higher score, but food was excellent, and leave room for the sticky toffee pudding and crème brûlée which were the best. A very enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

  19. LB

    LindaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Having tried The Ivy in York we decided on one closer to home for our anniversary. I booked 3 weeks in advance. Couldn’t fault food or service but we were shown to a table in the middle of the floor by the back door into the garden - not an ideal place to sit, very draughty! For that reason I would think twice about rebooking which is a shame as we liked everything else about our experience!

  20. JL

    JaneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a most enjoyable lunch. We were very impressed with the staff they all looked very smart. My only criticism would be that the Ivy cottage pie could have been a tad hotter but we didn’t mention it and ate the lot! Lovely dessert and coffee also delicious mocktail.

  21. J

    Jules

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    We arrived slightly early so had to go away for 15 minutes as no room. When served, the staff were very polite. Not as attentive as your staff at The Ivy in Covent Garden. The food was very good, although not overly hot. No Sticky Toffee Pudding left but the Creme Bruce was lovely. A lovely touch with the cake and candle for my birthday. I made the booking and as a surprise my husband changed the booking from 3 to4 as our son was coming as a surprise. He requested that the new booking confirmation be made to a separate email address, to keep the surprise. Apparently, this was not possible due to me having booked through Open Table. The restaurant is gorgeous and a great atmosphere. I would come again to see how the experience compares.

  22. C

    Carlotta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for dinner to celebrate our son passing his 11+ test. He specifically asked to go to The Ivy, and he absolutely loved it! We sat outside under the heater and found it very special, albeit a little bit fresh! Great food all around, the chocolate bomb was a real hit with him. He now says he wants to go back soon! Thank you for a lovely evening ;-)

  23. ML

    MagsL

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely venue in Marlow with friendly and attentive staff. Slightly disappointed with my food. Service and atmosphere was brilliant though.

  24. c

    carolined

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Dinner was great. Squid to start was great followed by Blackened cod. Service was good.

  25. K

    Kat2014

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I do like that restaurant. It has fabulous decor resulting in a very pleasant ambient. Service is always implacable and friendly—great choice of cocktails. And my favourite dessert is a chocolate bombe. Recommended.

  26. JB

    JennyB

    Buckinghamshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    I thought it was all good but certainly not amazing for the price. The summer garden afternoon tea I had here a few months ago was amazing and enticed me to rebook for my husbands birthday.

  27. j

    johns

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Post pandemic portions appear to be smaller but the food is as good as ever. Excellent service

  28. CW

    CharlieW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful interior, amazing service, outstanding food. Good amount of vegetarian/vegan options. Definitely recommend!

  29. HM

    HemaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and ambiance. This was my 2nd visit to Ivy Marlow, my only apprehension is when you enter the restaurant one is hot with the strong smell of fish cooking and for anyone who is not a fish lover would be put off. It’s not pleasant and perhaps there is a ventilation problem. Also noted that the music playing was not inkeeping with the restaurants ambiance perhaps a review. Other than that for a birthday meal lovely, good service, good food.

  30. VR

    VivienneR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Well run with good food atmosphere and service. My go to restaurant.

  31. RB

    RichardB

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent setting and decor : outside table comfortable. Salmon very nice and all desserts very well presented. Service of a very high standard.

  32. EB

    EsteraB

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommended. Beautiful restaurant. Amazing food, fresh, tasty and beautifully presented! Cocktails are lovely too 😃

  33. JW

    JoanneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful anniversary meal at the Ivy Marlow. Whole experience was lovely from the food, service and ambience … we even had a complementary anniversary dessert.

  34. MS

    MikeS

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, well presented, reasonable value, popular with the young, cheerful and helpful staff, what more to say?

  35. w

    welshboyo

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quality food and quality service was offered here. We enjoyed the blackened cod and roast salmon fillet which were both well presented and tasted great. Really good attentive service that was not at all intrusive.

  36. l

    luv2eat

    Berkshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating my daughters Birthday. Excellent service and the food was amazing as always. Beautiful ambiance and perfect for a special occasion.

  37. JH

    JohnH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    As a venue for a celebration this is a place I would recommend. We had a lovely meal and although it was busy, and the service could have been a smidge more attentive, the food was great and the atmosphere festive.

  38. F

    Firefox

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    It was nice, the food wasn't outstanding but it wasn't bad value.

  39. B

    Brenda

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    It was a lovely meal but partly our own fault really but we felt we were rushed a little. Would have been nice to enjoy our Gin & Tonic drink before our bottle of wine and our starters all turned up in quick succession. We should have waited to order whilst enjoying our drink. The restaurant decor is fabulous and the staff all friendly.

  40. CE

    CliveE

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service great food went for our wedding aniversary loved the free cakes you gave us nice touch to take home in box

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The Ivy Marlow Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 6089 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.

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Booked 125 times today
Google Map for The Ivy Marlow Garden

66-68 High Street Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1AH

  • Neighborhood

    Marlow

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:30 pm
    Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
    Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm
    Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    West Street Car Park, West St, Marlow SL7 2LS (6 min walk from the car park) Sainsbury's Car Park, Riley Rd, Marlow SL7 2FP (6 min walk from the car park)

  • Public transit

    Marlow train station, Marlow SL7 1RD (10 min walk from the station)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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