The Hand & Flowers

126 West St, Marlow, SL7 2BP Directions

   Now closed Open today 12:00 - 14:45

Business overview

Greene King pubs are located across the UK, they offer a warm friendly atmosphere are serve great british dishes throughout the day and evening.

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Reviews

Top notch

5
Eaten here a few times now, and it never fails to impressive. Not surprising as it does have 2 Michelin stars! The food is excellent, in particular the starters and main courses. It's a little pricey, but you expect that with the quality of food and service. Staff are friendly and not at all stuffy, which allows the restaurant to have a relaxed and warm atmosphere.
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Amazing two star Michelin restaurant

5
Stunning food and we had a wonderful table and dined in candlelight fab wine list too
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The worst, overpriced food ever

1
Bad, bland expensive food, poor service. Dont waste your time or money!!!!
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Exquisite food, exemplary service

5
The Hand and Flowers and Marlow are good bedfellows - confident in their own skin, prosperous and thriving.

This place avoids all the cliches of the homogenised gastro-pub and delivers the Michelin Star winning formula of wonderful surroundings (stone, oak and low beams), a relaxed friendliness and blinding food. Attentive without being overpowering the host was charming and service slightly on the slow side but the food was worth every tardy minute. The menu is eclectic without being schizophrenic and the emphasis is on cooking simple ingredients perfectly. That's not to say that the flavours are not complex - the jus that adorned my slow cooked beef had been reduced to produce a deep velvety liquor. The poached salmon was equally treated with a delicate hand that ensured that it retained its moiture rather than the oft overcooked variety that sadly is all too the norm. Pork, Pigeon, Rabbit and Duck "Mains" are also present to ensure there's little chance of running out of options.

The deserts are equally assured and the highlight is undoubtedly the Vanilla Crème Brulée which was wonderully fresh & creamy and exuded a lovely pungency that only vanilla pods can. The Dark Chocolate Torte should have been accompanied by a priest so sinful it felt - delivering dark, deep, wonderfully heavy notes to the tongue.

All in all thoroughly satisfying. The tables could have been a little better spaced but I guess with the clammer to eat here they're keen to maximise the number of covers. That probably explains the slightly slower than necessary service but hey - these are piffling inconveniences compared to the elated feeling you leave with...
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