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Vaasu By Atul Kochhar, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Vaasu By Atul Kochhar

4.5
4.5
714 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
North Indian restaurant influenced by Punjab, Delhi and Rajasthan in the gourmet town of Marlow, Buckinghamshire by twice Michelin starred Chef Atul Kochhar.

Vaasu captures Chef Atul's spirit and passion for his native India with menus that are inspired by his intrepid travels across the Indian sub continent. All the gastronomical stars align at Vaasu, a canvas of culinary delights combined with locally sourced British ingredients, elevate Chef Atul's famed cuisine to an exceptional level in an atmosphere of urbane sophistication.

Enjoy a two course Set Lunch from £19.50pp with dishes such as Kashmiri Chicken Chop, Scallops, Mushroom Kebab to start. For Main courses we have Butter Chicken, Rajasthani Gatta, Kathi Roll. The desserts choices is an indulgent Chocolate Dessert & Vermicelli Pudding.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    020 3667 9990
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • 7 Course Tasting Menu & Champagne

    £69.00 per person

    Jan 12 - Mar 31, 2024
    Enjoy 7 Course Tasting Menu with Signature Glass of Champagne £69 Per Person available Wednesday to Sunday
    7 Course Tasting Menu & Champagne photo
  • Easter Lunch at Vaasu

    £35.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 31 - Apr 1, 2024
    Enjoy 3 courses at Vaasu from our Easter Lunch menu for £35 Per Person 3 Course Special Easter Day Menu at Vaasu by Atul Kochhar (Please note that tables are only available from 12.00pm till 19:00 on Easter Day & Easter Monday) Prices include VAT @ 20%. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill, which is distributed to the team. Allergen information available on request. Please inform us of your specific allergy or dietary requirement when ordering. Whilst we have strict controls in place to reduce the risk of contamination, unfortunately it is not possible for us to guarantee that our dishes will be 100% allergen or contamination free
    Easter Lunch at Vaasu photo
  • Fathers Day at Vaasu by Atul Kochhar £35PP

    £35.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 16, 2024 only
    £35 per person 3 Course Special Fathers Day Menu at Vaasu by Atul Kochhar (Please note that tables are only available from 12.00pm till 19:00 on Fathers Day) Prices include VAT @ 20%. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill, which is distributed to the team. Allergen information available on request. Please inform us of your specific allergy or dietary requirement when ordering. Whilst we have strict controls in place to reduce the risk of contamination, unfortunately it is not possible for us to guarantee that our dishes will be 100% allergen or contamination free
    Fathers Day at Vaasu by Atul Kochhar £35PP photo

What 714 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Buckinghamshire

    Best Food

  • Buckinghamshire

    Good for business meals

  • Buckinghamshire

    Good for business meals

  • Buckinghamshire

    Innovative

  • Buckinghamshire

    Healthy

  • Buckinghamshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Buckinghamshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Buckinghamshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

714 Reviews
  1. Bu11winke1

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. Amazing service. Vegetarian food full of flavour. Delicious well-made cocktails.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Really good starters but very disappointed with the main courses. Service is particularly poor and unfriendly. Really don’t appreciate the receipt to be thrown at me after paying and then to walk off without speaking.

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  3. SarahW

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing experience. Food was outstanding and so was the service. Would highly recommend!

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  4. NickyC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good lunch , service good . Good selection of gluten free options . We will return

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  5. SteveW

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious but waited 10mins before then having to ask a waiter to take a drinks order. He then asked to take the food order at the same time. At a normal restaurant we may not be disappointed by this but when you have Atul Kuchars name and brand to uphold it felt like pretty sloppy service. It also closes at 10 with last orders before 1030 which meant it felt a little rushed when we couldn’t get a night cap after the meal Can’t fault the food though

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  6. Fred

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and a very pleasant and attentive front of house team.

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  7. EmmaC

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful visit! Good was delicious and service exceptional.

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  8. AnoopA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food - rare opportunity for creative Indian vegetarian food done through fusion mix. Service was incredible.

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  9. Doodlegirl

    Devon

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, wonderful food. No pressure to leave. Highly recommend.

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  10. LadyW

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was very convenient to get to as the car park is just opposite. Very good atmosphere and service. Food was spot on and really delicious. Would recommend highly for date night or dinner for two as it’s quite cosy

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  11. SandyB

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb tasting menu put on for valentines day. The staff were extremely attentive. Not the cheapest, but you'd expect that for such high quality food

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  12. NandesRF

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely valentine day experience Tandoori prawn starter fantastic

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  13. newburylad

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had Valentines day set menu. All served efficiently but in a slightly unfriendly manner. Food was tasty with a reliance on flavours which were not traditional curry flavours. I marked the ambience down because the food was bordering on fine dining but that was not reflected in the layout. It coukd just as well have been an italian restaurant the day before. There was no indian feel to the place, but that said, we did enjoy ourselves.

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  14. SuzieK

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing service, delicious unique menu options as always from Atul Kochhar. Lots of thought gone into each selected flavour on the plate. Would 100% recommend.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was good, the food was very nice. But the add on costs did not make it value for money. There were only a few people there , so it would be unfair to comment on the ambiance negatively . The quality of the drinks offered was dreadful .

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  16. Luce

    Buckinghamshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular food. A lovely evening, great service. Will go again.

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  17. ChristopherO

    London

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    oh dear. we were a table of 3. 2 wanted tasting menu with wine pairing. we were told all 3 needed to have this. They would not flex on this. We even said we would split the table so the 3rd person could have his non taster preferences separate. No dice. And when asked why, we were told 'that's how it is'. Good grief. So we ordered starter and mains and wine. The place was dead and they turned down £200 of extra business - they must be idiots. Really surprised that Atul K would want his customers treated like this. We are human and would like to be served by humans not robots - especially in a very pricey restaurant. When it came, the food was OK but really not high end. The popadoms were average. The lamb - whilst beautifully cooked - had no discernible point of interest. The chicken was nice but not marinated or anything - just panfried and then sat on a masala sauce. The beef thing was good and as ever, the lentils were splendid - but the naan looked like it had been cooked ages ago and kept warm for a an hour or so before service. What a shame - treated like idiots and given so so food by people who didn't seem to want our money.

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  18. JohnB

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    First, the good points: The starter was excellent up to Vaasu's usual standards. The service was very competent, again, as usual. We felt that the lighting had been improved. Then: Unfortunately, something had gone seriously wrong with the lamb main course. The flavour was, as we expected extremely good, but I don't know who butchered the meat. Mine was probably 75%, gristle, fat and sinew. My wife's, maybe 50%. Having piled the first few pieces on the side of my plate, I showed it to the waiter, who immediately whisked it away and replaced it, together with a replacement rice. Unfortunately, even after, I assume, a careful check by the chef there was still a large inedible fatty piece in the replacement. I note that the price of the 2 course set lunch has risen from £16.50 last year to £21.00. Our pensions haven't increased by 27%! I guess that you maybe have to charge £8.00 for under a pint of beer and £4.00 for a bottle of Coke, if you have three front of house staff for two occupied tables. It's a pity that they stood in row watching us throughout the meal; a bit intimidating. Maybe pretend to do something whilst taking the occasional glance. One bad thing tends to make one more critical and. overall, we will probably return, because this is the first, albeit extreme, bad experience at Vaasu. The front of house handled the problem as well as was possible and indeed deducted the price of one of the meals. But do find a better butcher!

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  19. Elenalaughs

    London

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I spoke to the sommelier as I was paying, once I had put in my pin and he asked me how my evening had been. I told him the truth, food was good, service was only just ok. I went for tasting with wine pairing and we barely got any explanation for the dishes, let alone the wine. There were a couple of large tables and we were simply not priority; as a result sometimes service was very fast, others was very slow. Ultimately, we barely got a look from the servers. Had they done the math, they would’ve realised that actually a table of 2 spends more per person than. Also, by 22:32 we were waiting to pay and staff was moving all the tables for the next service… on Monday. Surely, this could have been delayed until the restaurant was empty. The food is good. I enjoyed most of the dishes, the lamb shank was beautiful, but the way it was served meant you could not really enjoy the Dahl ( there was no side plate). This was my third time in Vaasu and probably my last. Certainly not my first time in fine dining (not that I need to justify myself). We are parents of a toddler and we rarely get “date time” so I’d prefer to go somewhere were I can feel more appreciated.

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  20. SueF

    Berkshire

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food always fabulous and service lovely. Will be back, very special.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a truly pleasurable experience. Excellent food and service.

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  22. LindaC

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal again! Food is amazing - beautify flavours.

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  23. IanR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and value for money as we had their set menu which includes a glass of processco. I have already recommended.

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  24. Herb

    Gloucestershire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but all dishes were much too salty for our taste. We also felt we were rushed through our meal. We basically had four courses and we were out in an hour. A gap between courses would have made it a more enjoyable evening.

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  25. RichardW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Lunchtime Experience menu - 3 courses and a glass of fizz. First class - really enjoyed it. Will be back.

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  26. RichardP

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty, spicy food; limited but good selection on fixed price menu. Excellent value with good service.

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  27. SteveP

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience was pleasant but thought the wine was really expensive. Really thought the London one was a better treat.

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  28. GarryH

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous meal, this time shared with lifelong friends. Again brilliant, subtle food and attentive service. If you have not been to a Kochhar resturant ignore anything you think you know about Indian food. This is so different and better. Not cheap - 3 courses inc drinks £90 per head but fabulous value for money

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  29. BrianB

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, really enjoyed eating here. Service was excellent as well. Wine isn’t cheap though although very nice. Would definitely return

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  30. DavidB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant. We absolutely love it and will be back many times this year. Can’t recommend it highly enough

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  31. NeilL

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    NYE set menu. Incredibly expensive for what you got. The food itself was fantastic but £79 per person for a starter, main and dessert with no added touches was unreasonable. As a NYE meal I thought there would be some added touches but no, we were in and out within 75 minutes despite trying to stretch the time out. Great food, not a great ‘experience’ given it was a NYE meal

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  32. KThom

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very tasty modern Indian cookery. Service was very good but served a bit fast And asked the waiter for more time between courses which did then happen. Will return !

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  33. Deirdres

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time we have dined at Vaasu & will definitely return. The food is fabulous & exceptional value for money.

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  34. LouiseP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Well balanced, creative menu. Delicious food and the set lunch is good value for money. The service was attentive, friendly and professional.

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  35. HarrietA

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very glad I found this restaurant in Marlow, if you are looking for high end food with high end service look no further. Every dish was delicious and the service matched. It is a great way to try new dishes and flavours. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a delicious evening.

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  36. Deanc

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were greeted with a warm friendly welcome and our coats taken to hang up, then shown to our table. We were asked if we wanted water, then our order for drinks and food was taken. All the food was hot and served professionally. It was all delicious, we had 3 courses and a complimentary aperitif to start. The waiters were attentive and friendly, we will definitely return if in the area again, thank you for making our evening special.

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  37. SonyaS

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The prawn starter was excellent. Little disappointed with the butter chicken as had gone back to have it and was not the authentic presentation like the previous time . Definitely good value . Would have been good if they had mentioned the mains come with accomplishment of rice and Daal too . Which was missing the previous time at lunch ! Food was fresh and served hot . Service is definitely better here than the others . 👍🏼

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. Food service was spot on. Setting was great

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  39. SarahA

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from the warm welcome when we walked in, to recommendations on food and mocktails. We enjoyed the festive menu, the creative presentation of the food and attention to detail. Thank you very much!

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  40. RACHAELB

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing, such wonderful flavours. The young waiter was professional and very pleasant. The Maître d' wasn't particularly friendly, a little rude in fact and was keen for us to leave the table after we had finished dessert. It was a lunch time so not particularly busy.

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FAQs

Vaasu By Atul Kochhar does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

Vaasu By Atul Kochhar is rated 4.5 stars by 714 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Vaasu By Atul Kochhar

2 Chapel Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1DD

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Marlow
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Marlow Train Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking
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