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Villa Marina

18 Thameside, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BH, England
+44 (0)1491 575262
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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87% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Reading
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our 34th wedding anniversary meal here last Sunday after a recommendation from a friend. The food was excellent and the service pleasant. It was very busy so obviously a popular place. We will return!

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

dashed in for quick, late supper on a Sunday evening - a strangely difficult time to find something to eat! The food, when it eventually arrived was delicious. However the service (as on my previous visit about 18 months ago) was pretty appalling - initial interest vanished when we didn't order wine, and it took another 20 minutes to place... More

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Reading
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275 reviews 275 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

This place never let's you down. Pepe is a wonderful maître de and always puts you at your ease. Food is excellent both in terms of choice and quality. Quantity will not disappoint either. Prices are reasonable. Wine list is good and extensive, also fairly priced. Highly Recommended.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Having recently eaten at this establishment I would like to congratulate the staff on their quality of service, varied menu and good food. Being a long established resident of Henley(aged 73) I have eaten here on many occasions and been completely satisfied. I would take exception to Charlotte M's derogatory comments both about our local restaurants and people (see her... More

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Basingstoke
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Had a business dinner at villa marina, the service was fantastic and some of the best food I have eaten in a very very long time, found myself wondering how I can get back there this month. Specials were a added bonus I had the lobster linguini and thought I was in food heaven. Only one small niggle is the... More

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Attentive and friendly service but the food was so bad we have to send back both the starter and the main course before giving up, and they seemed not to have a clue. A real shame. Possibly a bad night, possibly (having looked around us at the time) filled with relatively unsophisticated diners which would explain the other great reviews.

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had an excellent lunch here Tuesday 5th June. Very good value at £18 for 3 courses, and a menu of extremely interesting and varied dishes available. We could have chosen at least 50% of what was on offer. Good food, beautifully presented and the staff and restaurant overall are just as good as you can expect anywhere. Love it. An... More

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Rodez, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We enjoyed a super meal here following a pleasant walk along the Thames opposite. Set lunchtime menu offers super value and the food was first class as was the service. If I had one criticism it would be that the round tables are too small for 4 diners by the time you have wine + water glasses, side plates etc.... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant delivers exactly what they said they would: great food, great service, reasonable price!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A lovely evening! I was taken to Villa Marina for a family birthday. the food and ambiance was superb. Staff were attentive but not overpowering and quite a few staff came to sing Happy Birthday to my sister in law. The cost of the food is more than compensated by the friendly nature of the place! A special treat!

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