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Market Bistro

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French, Bistro
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11 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn pe30 5dq, England
01553 771 483
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Today
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
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  • 5
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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

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Christine B
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nice surroundings, wonderfully cooked and presented food! A must to go again, shame its not open until late, as have tried to book and found it difficult to get a booking for after 8 o'clock. Kings Lynn need more restaurants to cater for late eaters.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Been a little while since our last visit to Market Bistro. We enjoyed a really good meal in very pleasant surroundings with a view to King's Lynn Minster. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant, great food, great friendly service! Will be going again very soon!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went here for a birthday meal with hubby. A little more that we would normally pay, on a normal occasion, but it was birthday so splashed out a bit! Menu was a little limited, but interesting (not your usual chain restaurant offerings or pub grub). It wasn't explained to us that if we wanted chips, or other accompaniments with our... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was our first visit in the evening. We have been once before a long time ago for lunch so we didn't really know what to expect. We were greeted with a pleasant smile which always starts you off on a good footing and shown to our table. From there service was excellent and the food was cooked perfectly. We... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our daughter recommended the Bistro to us for the English tapas but when we turned up, we actually liked other things on the menu better. I had the chicken liver parfait followed by the beefburger with triple cooked chips, and my husband had the day's specials - truffle custard with a quails egg followed by a half Lobster Thermidor. All... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very poor choice on menu ,waiting staff have pre learnt a script that they don't fully understand .food looks well presented but lacks taste ,the peas I had with my main course tasted like hard processed not fresh .THIS IS ONE PLACE TO AVOID !!!

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mbkl2010, Owner at Market Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our bistro. I wasn't too sure if I was going to respond to this anticipated review, as it is clear from the start of the evening that we were not going to be to your taste. But for other Tripadvisor readers, I feel it is only fair to respond. You and the... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have just visited this restaurant for the first time with my wife and we both found the food to be very well serviced and cooked to perfection. the staff where very attentive and knowledgeable. however i was disappointed with the portion size for the cost.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had an excellent meal on friday evening until desert. Very disappointed that the gelatine surrounding my strawberry dessert ,it had no flavour and was just for show. Would certainly visit again as all our starters and mains were to die for.

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Additional Information about Market Bistro

Address: 11 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn pe30 5dq, England
Phone Number: 01553 771 483
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  King's Lynn
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 27
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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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: 01553 771 483

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?