The Ivy Marlow Garden – an update

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It seems ages ago we first announced a new opening in Marlow from the Ivy Collection – the brand name used for the small chain of restaurants operated by the same people as the famous Ivy restaurant in London. However, the opening now looms ever closer and we recently met up with them to get an insight into what we might expect. 

The basics

The Ivy Marlow Garden will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a “sophisticated yet casual” setting, where families are welcome. There will be bar seating available for walk-in diners. So, it’s all about accessible, all day dining.

They have a planned opening date for around the end of May, but it will be made public once everything is 100% confirmed as on track!

The setting

The main indoor part of the restaurant will seat around 120 in a large space – much extended from the previous Clarkes Shoe shop. This can be seen in our modified version of the plans:

Other Ivy Collection sites have impressive interiors, as can be seen in the examples below, and they clearly don’t skimp when it comes to fitting out a venue….

Ivy Collection interiors at Bristol and Kensington

The garden has always been a big part of the plans – even making its way into the restaurant’s name.  The original submitted plans included a larger garden – but this was later scaled back. However, it still extends 10 metres out, and should have seating for around 30 people. 


Aside from the famous original London restaurant, the Ivy group has 9 other restaurants, with Marlow being one of two imminent new openings. The menus in the other Ivy Brasseries and Cafes are very similar – not a surprise, although they do have regional variations.  So, the menus from the Wimbledon site (click here to view)  will be a good guide to what we can expect.  It won’t surprise you that there is an extensive drinks menu too!

Menu extract form the Ivy Cafe Wimbledon

And finally..

You can be sure we will bring you more updates and sneak peeks in the coming weeks, and if you want to follow news on the official social media channels, here you go:


Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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