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Kings Head Restaurant

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Station Road, Ivinghoe LU7 9EB, England
01296 668388
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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Gem of a restaurant

I was researching restaurants in TripAdvisor looking for somewhere nice for Sunday lunch when I chanced upon the Kings Head. I booked online so didn't know what to expect, however we experienced one of the most enjoyable meals ever. From the ambiance through the perfectly cooked roast beef to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
GordonRMaxwell
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was researching restaurants in TripAdvisor looking for somewhere nice for Sunday lunch when I chanced upon the Kings Head. I booked online so didn't know what to expect, however we experienced one of the most enjoyable meals ever. From the ambiance through the perfectly cooked roast beef to the exquisite Tarte Tatin, not to mention a rather enjoyable St.... More 

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leighton buzzard
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Last Saturday we had a birthday celebration with 9 friends and most of us chose from the set lunchtime menu which was excellent and was good value. The a la carte menu is rather expensive. The food (3 courses) was excellent and every one of us really enjoyed it. Service was attentive and efficient and it was nice to have... More 

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london
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Have been a few times now over the past few years and I have never come away disappointed. I have always been for the luncheon menu hopefully one day I will save up the pennies for an evening meal. The luncheon menu is very good value for money as the food is to a very high standard. I also recommend... More 

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Buckinghamshire. UK
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We hadn't been here for some years but it was every bit as good as we remembered. Absolutely first class attentive service from being greeted at the door to when we left. We came for Sunday lunch and had the famous duck which was exactly as I remembered from before. Superb! Our starters were also delicious along with the home... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went for dinner with friends- we had the Prestige Tasting Menu (with the duck as an option). Entering the restaurant is a bit like stepping back in time - it has a definite 80's feel to it - but it somehow suits the building. So I am not sure I would even change it... There are plenty of staff... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I love the Kings Head at Ivinghoe, the food is superb, the waiters are very knowledgeable about the menu choices & the wines. The signature dish is the Aylesbury Duck which is for 2 people and well worth the money, carved at the table and is just amazing. This is one of the best restaurants in the area and well... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Excellent service. Even the butter was home made. Nothing out of the freezer or micro wave. Food was amazing as usual.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Greeting,food and service from the restaurant staff was excellent however asked to speak to chef to pass on our compliments ,disappointed with his attitude and disinterest , but will be back

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jonathan o, Owner at Kings Head Restaurant, responded to this review

I am very happy to hear you had an enjoyable lunch at the King’s Head on Sunday. but I must point out our chef is very, very shy and is much happier cooking in the kitchen than being star of the show. However, bearing you comment in mind, I have enrolled him on a confidence building course in the hope... More 

dunstable
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an old world restaurant with impeccable service and food in a charming setting . This French style restaurant has a very comprehensive menu, either a set 3 course lunch or Ala carte.. The service from the proprietress and his staff was second to none culminating on crepe size totes coked superbly at the table.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Four of us went for a mothers-day lunch and from being welcomed into the restaurant, being offered a drink while our order was taken and table prepared through to moving to the comfortable lounge for coffee after the meal. The staff are clearly well trained and kept in great order by the management team resulting in a professional quick service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Station Road, Ivinghoe LU7 9EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Ivinghoe
  • Phone Number: 01296 668388

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 163
  • Cuisine: English

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