The Ivy Marlow Garden

4.5
5490 Reviews
£26 to £40
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 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PhilippaM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, was my other halfs birthday and they were all so kind. Thanks so much!

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Greenfamily
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time at the Ivy. Food was superb as was the service!

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LesleyF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was pretty slow at The Ivy. We went for brunch and when the lunch crowd starting to arrive, we could feel the difference in service level.

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mandy
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay only like warm, needs to be hotter atmosphere was good

DW
DavidW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent afternoon tea went with daughter her husband and 2 year old, perfect.

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VStewart
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service at the Ivy. Many thanks!

JK
JK48
Bedfordshire
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, the decor is beautiful and there is a lovely through draught. The service was excellent; our server was efficient and personable. The food was absolutely delicious and the mocktails delicious.

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PatrickF
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great venue, ambience, location and decor.

Huge over-calculation on splitting bill. Spotted by co dîner, otherwise we would have paid £150 extra!

Otherwise, faultless.

AW
vipAngelaW
Surrey
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our many visits to The Ivy Garden Marlow.
We all were catered for extremely well by the Team, this includes being booked in at Reception, taking our order, delivering our meals, clearing the table and talking through the options as one guest is Gluten intolerant.
Great atmosphere as always.
We will recommend The Ivy Garden Marlow to friends and also we shall be back very soon.

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LucyJ
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Soggy fish cake and sloppy uncooked poached egg. Below par.
£14.50 for glass of mediocre Rosé.
Cramped outside table.
Not the best visit I’ve had and I think they may have even put the prices up!

JS
JillS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch - lovely atmosphere - very understanding as had to change time of booking twice

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SallyB
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for breakfast - we sat outside - Excellent attentive service and delicious food.

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KateM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

At first glance with there being a separate vegetarian and vegan menu we thought The Ivy would be a great place for us to eat. Unfortunately, we were disappointed with the vegan options, of which there was only two, one being a salad!
The service was good but the menu for our needs was a let down.

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AmyM
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant, service, food, atmosphere all perfect

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JenJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, will definitely go back. If there is only 2 of you then ask for a corner table as you get a round table with more room.
Service was great and all the staff we lovely.

MK
MaryK
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Our waiter was relatively new but very personable but needed to be better acquainted with, for example, the choice of beers. It was very noisy although that was largely down to another customer who spoke so loudly it made our conversation difficult.

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Ilona
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venue is beautiful, food was delicious and service was great! I would be happy to return.

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GerryR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great buzzy place for lunch, service good but a little slow and seats could do with a good dust clean - assuming down to long lockdown period. Will definitely be back though!

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Jojo
London
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Our wine was kept at a cereal point which is fine but no one was keeping it poured for us. Another in our party asked for a glass of red which didn’t come until
She’d almost finished her main. Food was tasty but no one came back to
Check we were happy with it. There seemed to be too many men in black suits walking around doing nothing but not enough waiting staff.

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sidneyoz
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ride out to Marlow pre booked a table in the garden, perfect. All the food was great, somehow better than other Ivy's Ive been to. The garden section is delightful and with umbrellas and heaters, ideal for the English weather. Service was polite and efficient. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were extremely helpful all smiling and looking gorgeous
Excellent service had the best time thankyou

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NigelA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top experience, took my three teenagers who can’t stop waxing lyrical. If they are impressed enough to talk about it, then it must be good

MG
MarkG
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant Sunday lunch spent in the garden area. Staff were friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. The inclusive service charge is annoying. Tips should be at the discretion of the customer. The food is already priced quite handsomely. Overall, great restaurant, slightly over-priced for what is an upscale brasserie.

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SpursKing
Berkshire
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable occasion with lovely front of house staff. A little expensive but didn't spoil the occasion.

KL
KalinaL
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience ,
Amazing food and of course awesome service

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CatherineB
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service and delicious food.

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Ks709
London
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, decor and overall service! We booked for breakfast and the Ivy didn’t disappoint, breakfast was very good. The only criticism I would have is to bring more variety into the breakfast menu. Apart from that, it was great, I would definitely recommend going.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service with fantastic food. Highly recommend checking it out.

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vipmauriceV
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

A little disappointed with level of service and quality of the food.

We waited over 20 minutes for a Carafe of white wine, then the zucchini was very salty.

When the special of the day cod arrived it was over cooked and uneatable.

However the manager was very professional and offered a discount on the meal.

SJ
SueJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I've eaten here and I was very impressed. The decor was amazing and the food was stunning.

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AliceC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, thoroughly recommended and the interior is stunning!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went there to celebrate my birthday, we sat in the garden area and I am glad we did as it was full inside and very noisy. Food and service fabulous, alcohol very pricy. Great evening we had

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The food was good but the service was abysmal. Shockingly long waits, having to ask for things twice, being ignored, sat with dirty plates for 40 minutes. Not the service that matches the prices unfortunately. The staff seem young and clueless, lacking in training / common sense. No people skills when it comes to service, spoken to like mates

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GrahamD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening, the service, food and drink were excellent. We will definitely be returning.

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ChristineR
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I've been to better Ivy Gardens.

The service was very good, however the food was a let down, with little flavour and not to the standard received at other locations before.

Cocktails were very good.

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viprosiek28
Hertfordshire
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Saturday early tea, you cannot go wrong with an Ivy. The place was buzzing and very busy, many people quite smart but this is not a requirement. Seated straight away and drinks ordered but we noticed that the empty table next to ours had some food spillage on the banquette seating which was missed by every single staff member that visited the area to clean/straighten/reset the table and the next customer would definitely have ended up sitting on the food.
Other than that, the food is always decent in an Ivy and this one was a new one for us so it shows that they are possibly consistently decent in all branches. Lavishly designed and staff all very pleasant and smart.

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Olivia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really beautiful place, lovely atmosphere, staff are all very polite and professional - just took a little too long to order as we were waiting about half an hour before a waiter came over. The restaurant was extremely busy and every table was full, after we ordered the food arrived very quickly so we didn’t mind too much. Would definitely come back again as there was lots of variety on the menu.

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Mono
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We visited for afternoon, which was absolutely lovely! Nice restaurant and fab decor, but very busy. So many staff running around ...and still our service was shocking. We were told that our second beverages were complimentary due to the wait, but our beverages were supposed to be free refills anyway. A good experience but won't be rushing back.

MI
MarianaI
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, food and service. Couldn't have been better. Stunning place, the staff were incredible, and the food and cocktails delicious. Worth every penny.

KC
Key4Change
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful experience with exceptional service. Dan was so considerate and helpful especially when I didn't fall in love with my starter. He changed my meal instantly and I loved the prawns. An amazing place to celebrate a birthday or special event - thanks for making a special day, speacial

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The Ivy Marlow Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 5490 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.