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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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TV chef's finely crafted country pub cooking

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Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass

Food-fans will already be familiar with Tom Kerridge's regular TV work, and will probably have at least one of his cookbooks, but to get properly up close and personal, a trip to the unspoiled Georgian environs of Marlow is in order. Here the whitewashed pub with its hanging baskets and smooth contemporary makeover (there are beauty treatments if you feel you need a buff-up) is the intuitive setting for Kerridge's cleverly conceived combination of traditional British and French country cooking. Choose respectively from cheesy smoked haddock omelette or duck liver parfait with orange chutney and brioche to set the ball rolling. Main courses might present the day's fish catch in thrilling array, with cuttlefish, truffled roast artichokes, hazelnuts and wheat-beer beurre blanc, or match melting pork tenderloin with garlic sausage, a malted beignet of the cheek and pickled cabbage, with a dressing of mustard mayonnaise, for a handsome display of real meat. There's a world of nostalgic satisfaction too in desserts that take in rhubarb and custard slice with liquorice ice cream, or milk toffee tart with Old English spice and grapefruit sorbet, while a straightforward crème brûlée could be the last word in silky, creamy seduction. Booking well in advance is essential, and inevitably forward planning is required if you want to sit down to their popular Sunday lunches; in The Shed, the business now extends to a private dining room just up the road, where there’s a choice of three bells-and-whistles tasting menus and a very special roast on Sundays.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 24–26 December
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday, 1 January
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.45
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.45

Chef

  • Chef: Tom Kerridge

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Classic French
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 10
  • Wines over £30: 150
  • Wines by the glass: 35

Price guide

  • Starter from 9.50
  • Main course from28.50
  • Dessert from10.50
  • 2-course lunch from25
  • 3-course lunch from29.50
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Steps for wheelchair: 2

Facilities

  • Seats: 54
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 9
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 54
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 9

Getting here

M40 junction 4 or M4 junction 8/9, follow A404 to Marlow

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Three-course lunch from£29.50**Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch *Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
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