Marlow and the surrounding area have some fantastic eating whether you are looking for Michelin Stars or simple family dining.

Restaurants and cafes in Marlow within walking distance of our house:

Hand and Flowers

Perhaps one of the most notable restaurants in Marlow is the Hand and Flowers which has two Michelin stars. The restaurant is housed in traditional pub and menu combines unpretentious modern British flavours as well as rustic French dishes.

Burgers Artisan Bakery and Tea Room (1 minute walk from the house)

Wander down to buy fresh bread in the morning, or stop for afternoon tea in the traditional bakery which has been a Marlow Landmark since 1942.

Two Brewers (1 minute walk)

Have lunch or dinner in our local pub. It is a traditional English pub that serves excellent food in the bar or restaurant

 Riverside dining at either Bowaters or Aubergine at the Compleat Angler Hotel

Across the bridge is the stunning Compleat Angler Hotel that houses two lovely restaurants, with riverside views

Vanilla Pod

A guest on tripadvisor said that “Eating at The Vanilla Pod is like eating in someone’s private dining room in the South of France. Faultless service, food to absolutely die for, and the special lunch deals will not break anyone’s budget. Miss this experience and seriously miss out. Highly recommended for a special treat”.

Villa D’Este

Marlow’s best traditional Italian restaurant.


New trendy bar/restaurant.

Tiger Garden

Every English town needs a good Indian curry restaurant, and Tiger Garden is definitely Marlow’s best.

Marlow also has the following chain restaurants (amongst others): Pizza Express, Zizzi, Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Thai Square.


Notable restaurants further afield:

Waterside Inn (Bray – 15 min drive)

A legendary name, a restaurant with a unique heritage for the last 40 years. Today, under the leadership of chef-patron Alain Roux, no other British restaurant can claim to have held three Michelin stars for so long.

The Fat Duck (Bray – 15 min drive)

Check out world famous chef, Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant awarded three Michelin stars, restaurant of the year, Best Restaurant in the World and Best Restaurant in the UK. Need we say more, except that it will cost you a small fortune.

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Two Michelin Star Restaurant (Oxfordshire – 25 min drive)

Created by celebrated chef Raymond Blanc, Le Manoir is renowned for offering one of Britain’s finest gastronomic experiences.