A family lunch on the terrace at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa

  • Food with a view.  How to enjoy an exquisite lunch with kids in MARLOW

    Food with a view. How to enjoy an exquisite lunch with kids in MARLOW

    We tried out lunch on the terrace at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa with our 2 boys. We got more than we bargained for with sunshine, gorgeous views an even an up close helicopter experience! Read about our exciting adventures, see this months exclusive special offers and find out how to enter the OVERNIGHT STAY COMPETITION below.

Last week I went along to the stunning Danesfield House Hotel and Spa for lunch with my husband and our two young boys. As some of you know I’ve been taking them there to find out what works when you’ve got kids in tow. This was the first time we’ve been there as a family for lunch so I wanted to report back on our experience. 

Danesfield House have also given Marlow Mum’s readers fab exclusive special offers including a 20% discount on the children’s menu and the chance to WIN a fantastic ‘all in’ overnight spa package for two people. Scroll down towards the bottom of the page to see the details.

On arrival we sat outside on the terrace on a beautifully laid out table. Once I’d got over the initial trepidation about the glassware and guests who were there to escape their children, I managed to relax (with the help of a glass of very chilled white wine) and take in the beautiful views. It felt like a world away from Marlow – even though it’s only a few minutes down the road.


I managed to keep the boys sitting down just long enough to find out what they would like to eat from the 2 or 3 course set Children’s menu before they dashed off down to the lawn to check out the parked up helicopter. Not their average lunch experience! We had a lovely chat with the owners who let the boys get up close to have a good look. We then waved goodbye as we watched them take off. The croquet lawn then took over as primary interest. My husband being a bit of a closet croquet enthusiast, attempted to teach the boys how the game is meant to be played. They on the other hand just wanted to hit any ball in any direction as hard as they could.

We headed back to the table just as the food arrived. My youngest son had Seasonal Melon with fruits and my eldest had Smoked Salmon with dressed leaves. This was the point for me where the circle became complete. The food looked and tasted as beautiful as the surroundings. I realise that may be what you’d expect me to say but honesty, it is a step above the norm. I have no idea if they are going for Michelin stars but the quality was well worth one in my humble opinion.


In terms of choice for children, there’s plenty to please even the fussiest of eaters. For a main course there were the ‘safe’ options: Spaghetti Bolognese and a classic tomato pasta. They also had Roast Breast of Chicken with potatoes and vegetables and a Steak Burger and fries as well as Fish and Chips. The portion size is very generous for kids so they certainly won’t go hungry.

For desert, the boys chose Berries and Sorbet with raspberry coulis and a selection of Ice Creams. I really appreciated there being a healthy fruit option on the menu that still looked and tasted indulgent.

We had an exceptional meal in what felt like a very special place. Not something I’d ever have expected to do. I’d highly recommend lunch on the terrace to anyone looking for a top quality meal for a special occasion.  My boys keep asking when we can go back – and also when we can take a helicopter ride. I think we’ll save that experience for another day.


Your chance to win a luxurious overnight stay and Spa Package at Danesfield House!!!

Danesfield House have given MarlowMums.com readers the fantastic opportunity to win an overnight stay and spa package at Danesfield House for 2 people. This amazing prize will include: 

– Use of the spa facilities at Spa Illuminata Danesfield House throughout your stay

– A bespoke 50 minute introductory treatment combining a Jasmine Power Boost facial followed by a Tranquility Scalp Massage to ease away tension and strains

– A delicious three-course dinner from the Du Jour Menu at The Restaurant

– Overnight stay in a Deluxe Room with river views and Full English Breakfast

To enter the prize draw:

You need to do 2 things to enter the draw.

1. ‘Like’ Danesfield House on facebook

2. Take a picture of yourself at Danesfield House between now and 31st August and post the pic HERE on the MarlowMums.com facebook page competition post as a comment. There will be a special prize for the most creative pic!

Entries close on the 31st August

What’s next

Use the fantastic special offers below to grab yourself a lovely mid week lunch at Danesfield House including complimentary tea/coffee and 20% off your children’s meals. 

Then take a selfie to be in with a chance of winning the overnight stay competition!

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Special offers and inspiration…

Summer Set Lunch

From Monday 13th May, Danesfield House launch a special summer lunch offer. This is 2 courses for £20 or 3 courses for £25 Monday to Friday between 12-2pm. You can also upgrade your 3 courses to include a glass of Louis Pommery for £30.

**READERS EXTRA** quote ‘Marlow Mums’ to get a complimentary tea or coffee after your lunch

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20% discount on Children’s Menu

Receive 20% off the Children’s Menu for children aged 6-12yrs. (0-5yrs complimentary). Monday to Friday 12-2.30pm. Full price for 2 courses £10. 3 courses £15.  This offer can be used in conjunction with the Summer Set Lunch. 

Quote MarlowMums to receive your discount.

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Extra Special Private Events

When you team up with Danesfield House, your special occasion is not just an event – it’s an experience. Whether you’re planning a private celebration, a one-of-a-kind wedding, a casual work outing or the king of all corporate functions, they can cater for it all. The team will take care of everything from start to finish.

Book your next private dining function at Danesfield House and receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine per person. Remember to quote ‘MarlowMums’ when you speak with the event organisers. Offer valid until end of September 2019.

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