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“A Place that Never Disappoints” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa D'Este

Villa D'Este
Ranked #4 of 74 Restaurants in Marlow
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A Place that Never Disappoints”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

We have eaten here off and on for some 25 years and can honestly say that the place has always ranged between very good and excellent.
On this occasion it was for a fixed price lunch,prior to going on holiday in the very early hours of the next day.Even when quiet,the place still retains a decent atmosphere and I cannot conceive of anyone having a bad meal here.
For us,pasta to start - the portion almost main course size,followed by halibut,for which we paid extra,as it was not on the set menu.A good portion,nicely cooked and even though just a tad short on flavour,still very good value.
Good service and good value makes it an excellent lunchtime venue.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Colin H
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  • English first
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pleasant, but the foof is nothing special.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

We came here as part of a family birthday celebration - booked for a table of 10.
The service is pleasant enough, but neither wow nor particularly lacking, straight forward but friendly.
The food unfortunately was lacking, mainly in flavour and depth - presentation was also pretty basic. The place does have a nice atmosphere, there was a pleasant buzz when we arrived and the overall feel of the place is nice enough - but in the end the food is what matters.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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5 Thank Molly M
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Food & Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

I have been eating at Ville D'Este for over 20 years and during all that time the food, drink and service has been nothing sort of exceptional.
I recently went there with a party of four and as always had a superb eating experience. The attention to detail is spot on and the quality of the starters, main courses, desserts and wine list is just perfect.
It is really worth asking the staff for a complementary wine as they have an encyclopaedic knowledge and will find a great wine to suit the food.
The dessert trolley is just fantastic and each dish is a joy to view and to taste.
I think this is a great place to take people to have a great dining experience.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank johnstor
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Bourne End, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“So very tasty!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

Not been here for so long and why I wondered upon receiving a warm welcome, fast and smiley service and good delicious food (spaghetti with lobster - amazing and for starter they peeled my prawns); plus the desert cart was tempting and what was chosen was lovely. I didn't find the restaruant noisy at all. I shall be returning soon.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Nikky S
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Muy bueno Molto buono”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

There are good restaurants and then there are favourites. This is the latter. What makes the difference? The attention to detail, interaction between staff and yourself, consistent quality of food, drink and service.

Been a guest here regularly if not frequently for 15 years. I thought it about time to tell others why I like this splendid establishment.

Thank you for all the years of top dining

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1 Thank Castlegate_King_1
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