After a very very long wait we finally managed to get a table at Tom Kerridge’s pub in Marlow, The Hand & Flowers. Thankfully it was worth the wait.
It’s a small pub with all the old world charm you would expect, think plush leather swivel chairs in the bar, low beams and bespoke wood serving dishes. It’s dark ambience manages to create a relaxed informal vibe with the added bonus of very attentive, friendly staff.
We had a quick drink in the bar before heading to our table and after managing the climb up to the largest bar stool I have ever sat on enjoyed a delicous passion fruit, gin cocktail- all my favourite things!
The waiter informed us that Tom was working in the kitchen that night so our expectations were even higher.
Whitebait with bread and butter was delivered to the table to whet your appetite while we waited for our starters to arrive.
All the dishes were beautifully presented and as you would imagine very rich and intensely flavoured.
We had the parfait to start and the fillet steak and venison for main and both were fantastic. The beef fillet was big- too big for me, and as you would imagine was served medium rare, delicious yes and a dream for any dedicated meat lover.
By the time the dessert menu came round we were well and truly stuffed but as we didn’t want miss out decided to share the banana soufflé with cheesecake ice cream.
All in all would highly recommend.