Marlow restaurants maintain their Michelin stars!

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The Michelin results are out and Tom Kerridge’s Head Chefs have successfully maintained the prestigious accolades at both The Hand & Flowers and The Coach, in Marlow. Congratulations from us at MyMarlow to everyone at both establishments!!

Tom De Keyser, Head Chef of The Hand & Flowers, was appointed to the position last year after working for Kerridge for nine years.

Tom De Keyser says, ‘I can’t actually put into words how happy I am. Tom, myself and the team in the kitchen and front of house have worked so hard to keep the standard so very high and maintain the consistency. I am over the moon and look forward to carrying on the legacy of The Hand & Flowers”.

The Coach, the one-Michelin starred pub in Marlow has also maintained its star after new Head Chef Sarah Hayward joined the kitchen from Tom’s restaurant The Bull & Bear in Manchester’s Stock Exchange Hotel. Sarah previously worked at The Coach in 2017 and returned to head up the kitchen which focuses on seasonal British small plates.

Sarah comments, “I’m not going to lie, I’ve had a few sleepless nights in the run up to the results, but I am thrilled. It’s great to have all our hardwork recognised and I couldn’t be happier right now”. 

Commenting on the Michelin results Kerridge says, “Tom and Sarah are both incredible chefs and have been with me and the business for many years, I trust them implicitly. They are team players and have a true understanding of ingredients and flavours, I am so proud of them both”.

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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