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Villa Marina

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18 Thameside, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BH, England
+44 (0)1491 575262
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 225
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Geat meal great service!

Went here in conjunction of our Chiltern Winery visit highly recommended, after a winery visit (22 / 23 March 2015).

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Brian G
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St. Albans
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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335 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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St. Albans
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Went here in conjunction of our Chiltern Winery visit highly recommended, after a winery visit (22 / 23 March 2015).

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Special occasion catch up with 2 friends and we had a fantastic night. Was it the best meal ever - no - but it was above average and topped off with a fantastic red wine and great service. I had the lamb shoulder which I would happily order again. The staff were helpful and recommended the wine.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to this restaurant with my wife and family for the past 7 years and the food and service has always been exceptional.The staff are welcoming and friendly and this contributes to the relaxed atmosphere in what is a small, but intimate restaurant. Whether it is vegetarian, meat or fish dishes, the food is cooked to a... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have loved this place for years, but under the new manager a policy of not accepting specific table reservations has been enforced. We have two friends who both have severe congenital hearing problems, and there is only one table at which they can hear properly, as the restaurant's acoustics are very problematic.We do not care where we sit if... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Villa Marina is by far the best restaurant in Henley. In fact it is my all time favourite restaurant and has been for many years now. For my husband and I there is no other restaurant like it. I have been going to Villa Marina since I was a child and I still love it now. The staff are all... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It's located in an adorable little riverside street which unfortunately doesn't have parking extremely close. It is a small establishment, very cosy inside. This was my first time eating Italian food that wasn't pasta and I was very skeptical but I was blown away. The veal was so tender and the dessert trolley is amazing. The service was fairly slow,... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited as a group of 8 family members. Sat down swiftly and were given the menu. Were not told specials until they came to take our food order 45 mins after sitting down. It then took over 40 mins to take our drinks order. We had to ask in the end as seemingly we'd been forgotten. Food didn't arrive... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Been here with my family during easter holiday,food was good,but the service was exellent,a big thanks to the manager Nando he looked after us very well

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal which tasted so delicious and, more than anything, it was hot and not luke warm like most Italian restaurants these days. Table settings were nice and had a good ambiance. Will return again

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United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

All 12 of us enjoyed outstanding starters and mains. The service was just right. We were given bread and taponades to enjoy whilst looking at the menu. Those who had desserts enjoyed them. Wine was delicious (Primitivo) plenty of jugs of water. We felt relaxed and were not rushed. The staff were kind and patient. Cannot wait to return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Thameside, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Henley-on-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1491 575262

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?