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Market Bistro

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11 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn pe30 5dq, England
441553771483
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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Description: Small, family run, informal bistro with an emphasis on casual dining using...
Small, family run, informal bistro with an emphasis on casual dining using local, sustainable produce. Owned and loved by chef owner Richard and his wife Lucy.
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  • 306
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious meal

We had never been to the Market Bistro before but we thought we would give it a try! Easy booking 'on line' system and quick response. When we arrived we were immediately shown to a table and given menus and a wine list. The staff were very pleasant, attentive and knowledgable about the food and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Pennylot
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had never been to the Market Bistro before but we thought we would give it a try! Easy booking 'on line' system and quick response. When we arrived we were immediately shown to a table and given menus and a wine list. The staff were very pleasant, attentive and knowledgable about the food and how it was prepared. This... More 

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Thank Pennylot
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Charming little place, full of character overlooking the Saturday Market Place and church. The decor is good and the staff are extremely helpful, couldn't fault either. However, we found the menu rather limited and the food a little pretentious and it is certainly overpriced. Our food was not very hot and was sent back to the kitchen for reheating. A... More 

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Thank Earwigo321
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's the place we go when we want a guaranteed good meal out. The menu is always small but varied and every dish is interesting and very well prepared.Really showcases local produce.

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Thank Simon H
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a friends birthday meal. We arrived at 8.30. There was a table if 10 of us which had been pre booked and it was no problem for them at all. We were shown to our table where the menus had already been placed. We were given 10 minutes or so to settle in and the waitress... More 

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1 Thank trickydisc0
King's Lynn
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go out for lunch and had been recommended this location and we were not disappointed. Excellent service and gorgeous food. All freshly sourced from local growers and line caught fish. Lovely touches like the amuse bouche of tiny beetroot meringues stuffed with delicious goats cheese. Fresh sour dough bread just out of the oven. The butter was... More 

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Thank Rutter_sLynn
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious great value food as always. Definitely recommend the place to all. Service is top notch and so is the food!

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Thank Mmiller88
Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff Christmas meal. I nearly licked my plate clean as the food is so delicious. We completely filled downstairs yet the food was piping hot and delivered promptly. I was fit to burst but still couldn't leave a crumb of the dessert as it was soooo good. Local, seasonal produce cooked with passion. Strongly recommend.

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1 Thank elmo21
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arived we were rush through to our table and that speed continued throughout our meal at each course. Three of the four main coures were returned to the kitchen because the chef knew better than us how we like our boil in the bag steak to be cooked. This left one of our party of four to eat... More 

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Thank evets1830
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

For our 35th Wedding Anniversary, there was only one place we wanted to celebrate - our favourite ever restaurant, The Market Bistro. Have to say this review will not differ in any aspect since my good lady & I visited on our previous visits (August 2011 & November 2014) and the reason for this? One word - Consistency. How this... More 

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Thank peran1
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I'm not one to write reviews but I was so impressed with the quality of the food that I felt I had to write one. I was within a party celebrating their xmas function, we were arranged in a section of the restaurant so it felt like it was a private party and our table was in a square shape... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn pe30 5dq, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  King's Lynn
  • Phone Number: 441553771483

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 27
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

Small, family run, informal bistro with an emphasis on casual dining using local, sustainable produce. Owned and loved by chef owner Richard and his wife Lucy.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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