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“Fab and discrete; a real treat.”
Review of Showboat - CLOSED

Showboat
Price range: $28 - $42
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Situated in the heart of the marina at Harleyford estate, Showboat floating bar, restaurant and B&B is a unique dining establishment complete with bed and breakfast accommodation provided within.Our philosophy is very simple: provide an unforgettable experience to our guests.It is about the love and attention that our Maitre d' Igor Minuzzo dedicates to our guests.It is about the devotion with which our chefs Karl Breese and Manu Consolaro are preparing all the dishes.It is about the people who return to the Showboat and bring with them that sense of enjoyment and pleasure.
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Wonderful thames-side barge. Great to walk, cycle or drive to. Very welcoming Italian Host. Everything beautifully prepared and stunningly presented. Loved the hibiscus and cauliflower purée with fresh coconut and home made walnut bread. The Jenga chips were pronounced 'fun' by the juniors. (We concur; the distracting river view enabled us to pinch some). A lovely unpretentious place for foodies of all ages and lovely wines.

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2  Thank BarbaraCartland
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Enjoyed a really good meal at the Showboat. Delicious and creative food (don't always go hand in hand), very slick and friendly service and overall extremely good value.

If you are looking for something a bit different and special in Marlow, this is it.

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2  Thank Pete W
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have been regular visitors to Showboat over the years and are never disappointed when we visit. The food is great, atmosphere good and friendly service. Showboat sits on a superb stretch of the River Thames, wonderful scenery and tranquil setting not to mention fun watching other boats and ducks bob past. Hats off to Igor, Manu and their team.

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2  Thank SausageSisters
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

I was wondering if it was a good idea praising the Showboat on Tripadvisor for fear of making it so popular that when I am on my boat at Harleyford, I would be unable to get a table !!!

The Showboat is a small intimate restaurant on a converted Dutch Barge. In the summer, you can eat out on deck and watch the boats go by on the Thames. This has to be one of the best locations.

The Italian styled food is slightly quirky but delicious and superbly presented. They serve breakfasts, nice snack lunches as well as evening dinner. There is an excellent wine list and the prices are very reasonable, especially when compared with a lot of the other overpriced and over hyped Restaurants in Marlow.

Give it a go, you will not be disappointed.

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2  Thank crazypom
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

What a pleasant surprise to revisit the Showboat at Harleyford to find such great food in the perfect setting! Superb service along with really great food at reasonable prices. The chef is inspirational and his techniques can rival Heston!

The Black tiger prawns with peanut butter, vanilla and tomato Starter was such a delightful dish on a hot day and the Pickled garden radishes and truffled goats cheese with edible soil starter was really exceptional. Pan fried Mackerel with hibiscous and cauliflower puree, raw coconut and endive salad, with huge Jenga Chips, my companions said it was delicious and I had Violet artichoke and chantenay carrot pappardelle with aged parmesan, definitely good.... Don't leave without trying the cheese board!

I will be a regular here now.......

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1  Thank Crystalrose54
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