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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Gastropub
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“A taxi ride away in another village up the river, Marlow, this restaurant is run by Tom Kerridge and has been a warm and relaxed dining experience awarded with Michelin stars”
  • 21 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This is a unique (Tom Kerridge) place that only takes walk-ins. Many of the tables are only for 2 or you can sit at the counter. Most of the food is sharing plates and we love it.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“venue is great for large groups, lots of good looking people, greta for people watching, loud music in evening. Place to be seen! Outdoor seating area. Reasonable cost of food menu.”
  • 8 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“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.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“They do the MOST amazing breakfasts, pancakes, eggs all ways, delicious smoothies....really good value and gorgeous food”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“The Marlow Bar & Grill is a local favourite. Guests can relax and enjoy themselves in the bar lounge or dine in the restaurant whilst watching the chefs in action in the open kitchen. Serving classic seasonal cooking, amazing steaks and brilliant cocktails to match. The restaurant prides itself on ingredient provenance and is dedicated to ensuring that you receive fantastic food and service, every visit. Walk through the restaurant and discover a hidden gem, a brand new ultra-modern all-weather terrace allowing guest to dine alfresco, rain or shine featuring an innovative retractable roof, suspended heat lamps, low comfy seating, candlelight and cozy pashminas for cooler days, the new sun-trap will bring summertime to Buckinghamshire, 365 days a year.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“They do drinks on the lawn by the river. Table service and quite expensive but well worth it on a sunny day.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Higginson Park has a large children's playground and a skate park which is open all year. Court Gardens Leisure Centre has an indoor swimming pool, gym, tennis facilities, café and more. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
English Restaurant
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“Deli dining, plus rotisserie, BBQ and cocktails, in rustic restaurant with reclaimed wooden boards.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Our favourite coffee place in Marlow. Fantastic coffee roasted onsite, lovely people and amazing breakfasts. Based on the industrial estate, it's a welcome sight after a walk along the river towards Bourne End”
  • 5 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cosy 16th-century pub with wooden floors and beams, a log fire and a garden. Live sports also shown. One of my favourites, particularly busy on a Friday and Saturday night.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“Marlow high street has a number of independent shops which are unique and bespoke, there are plenty of coffee shop and a wide variety of restaurants and pubs.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“One of Tom Kerridge's little gems. A butchers and pub/restaurant by day. And a drinking pub with a couple of great bites by night. A firm favourite for a delicious posh bacon butty in the mornings!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“with DJ on Fridays and Saturday nights. Great outdoor seating area with bar. Monday nights are cinema nights.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“A taxi ride away in another village up the river, Marlow, this restaurant is run by Tom Kerridge and has been a warm and relaxed dining experience awarded with Michelin stars”
  • 21 locals recommend
Gastropub
“This is a unique (Tom Kerridge) place that only takes walk-ins. Many of the tables are only for 2 or you can sit at the counter. Most of the food is sharing plates and we love it.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“venue is great for large groups, lots of good looking people, greta for people watching, loud music in evening. Place to be seen! Outdoor seating area. Reasonable cost of food menu.”
  • 8 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“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.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“They do the MOST amazing breakfasts, pancakes, eggs all ways, delicious smoothies....really good value and gorgeous food”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“The Marlow Bar & Grill is a local favourite. Guests can relax and enjoy themselves in the bar lounge or dine in the restaurant whilst watching the chefs in action in the open kitchen. Serving classic seasonal cooking, amazing steaks and brilliant cocktails to match. The restaurant prides itself on ingredient provenance and is dedicated to ensuring that you receive fantastic food and service, every visit. Walk through the restaurant and discover a hidden gem, a brand new ultra-modern all-weather terrace allowing guest to dine alfresco, rain or shine featuring an innovative retractable roof, suspended heat lamps, low comfy seating, candlelight and cozy pashminas for cooler days, the new sun-trap will bring summertime to Buckinghamshire, 365 days a year.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
  • 4 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“Deli dining, plus rotisserie, BBQ and cocktails, in rustic restaurant with reclaimed wooden boards.”
  • 6 locals recommend

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