Tom Kerridge is chef patron at the Hand & Flowers in Marlow, which he opened with wife Beth in Spring 2005. He was previously head chef at Adlards in Norwich (one Michelin star), and previously to that was senior sous chef at Monsieur Max in Hampton (one Michelin star). Before then, Tom cooked at London restaurants including Odettes, Rhodes in the Square, Stephen Bull and The Capital.

Tom’s à la carte menu of robust British and French dishes take advantage of the best available produce. Ingredients are carefully sourced according to season – chicken and pork from Suffolk, beef from the local Hambleden Estate, vegetables from Covent Garden – and local suppliers are used where possible. Signatures include Smoked Haddock and Parmesan Omelette ; and Thame pigeon and foie gras “en croûte”. More seasonal dishes might include braised leg of rabbit with English baby carrots, toasted caraway seeds, cauliflower risotto and herb sauce.

  • 2 Michelin Stars
  • 3 AA Rosettes
  • 6/10 rating in the Good Food Guide
  • Craft Guild of Chef’s Pub Restaurant Chef of the Year
  • Number 33 in Restaurant Magazine’s Top 100 Restaurants


The Hand and Flowers

The Hand and Flowers

126 West Street

Marlow SL7 2BP


+44 (0)1628 482 277


Pictures © Tom Kerridge