We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Market Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$
French, Bistro
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
11 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn pe30 5dq, England
01553 771 483
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 366 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 269
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 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
Incredible food and great service

Had lunch as a couple in the Market Bistro and it was fantastic. The menu changes a lot due to the restaurant sourcing and serving all fresh ingredients. We had one of each of the tapas dishes which were all really tasty. The service was brilliant and it is all reasonably priced. Great atmosphere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
katieanderson21
,
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
Add Photo Write a Review

366 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Had lunch as a couple in the Market Bistro and it was fantastic. The menu changes a lot due to the restaurant sourcing and serving all fresh ingredients. We had one of each of the tapas dishes which were all really tasty. The service was brilliant and it is all reasonably priced. Great atmosphere on a market square in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had a superb three course meal at the Market Bistro, the service was friendly, knowledgable and not too much. The restaurant is a beautiful inside and love the cosy corners, it felt very private. The food was superb, from start to finish and my husband enjoyed the Ale that was locally brewed too. Would highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately they were understaffed on the evening we ate there, they apologised to us. This was ok with us we were in no hurry. The food was beautifully presented. we chose lobster which was one of their specials and pollock the sauces were very tasty but we felt the fish was tasteless. I did mention this to our waiter who... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hunstanton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

very nice menu with very knowledgeable staff , the staff knew the menu something that is rare in norfolk.this restaurant deserves a visit .

Was this review helpful? Yes
lincolnshire
Level Contributor
84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

From the fantastic (home made) sourdough with its wonderful crust to the heavenly chocolate orange pudding, we loved the lot. A very accomplished kitchen presented some glorious food. Home smoked salmon was a real treat. My chicken dish was perfect, the meat melting in my mouth. The pork dish had so much flavour, the cheek was a little flavour bomb.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Terrington St Clement
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Sous vide sous vide sous vide, do not expect anything crispy, but very tasty if doesn't need to be so...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

not been before but heard good things about the bistro was not sure what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised very nice indeed . will be back

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Beautifully presented food but a little more substance to the style would have suited us. For example, can we have a 'punchier' goats cheese and crab that actually tastes of crab please? Further, the delicious salad was too small but the sharp Gooseberry fool dessert was slightly too large. The sign above the kitchen door refers to food being like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I took my relatives from London for an evening meal during the Festival. They eat out a lot and were very impressed with the meal and the attention from the friendly waitress. The restaurant is in a good location opposite the Minster.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We visited on 24th of July for a special birthday evening meal. We had booked the table two weeks in advance and on the morning of the 24th July we received a booking confirmation. When we arrived we gave our name and said we had a reservation, at this point a worried member staff disappeared into the restaurant, returning after... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Market Bistro also viewed

King's Lynn, Norfolk
King's Lynn, Norfolk
 

Been to Market Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: 01553 771 483

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 27
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Market Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?