Review on The Coach
Set in the historic town of affluent Marlow in Buckinghamshire, The Coach was previously an old pub with a Chinese takeaway. It has now been taken over by the highly accomplished chef Tom Kerridge, who already operates the only UK two-starred Michelin pub, the well known Hand and Flowers located on the same street.
The venue has undergone a stylish refurbishment incorporating a modern take on a traditional tavern. The focal point is the massive polished L-shaped pewter bar, together with a large meat fridge and the rotisserie. Overlooked by the theatre of the open kitchen, guests can sit on the dark red gentleman's leather bar seats and take in all the action, or choose one of the tables set around the edges of the pub. A dazzling chandelier hangs from the ceiling and there's faux animal skulls mounted on exposed brick the walls.
The kitchen is under the direction of Head Chef Tom De Keyser who proposes a lunch and dinner menu that's simply divided into Meat, No Meat and Desserts, with The Coach also open for breakfast and light snacks in between. Seasonal offerings appear in the shape of potted Cornish crab with cucumber chutney, followed by whole stuffed rotisserie quail, finishing with a hot chocolate tart paired with hazelnut ice cream.
The Coach has been awarded three AA rosettes as well as a prestigious Michelin star. It's open seven days a week, but please note that there's a no booking policy, so it operates on a first come first served basis for tables and bar stool seating.
The Coach is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Tom De Keyser
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.00 - 10.30am
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (3.00pm Fri-Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm (9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card