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Market Bistro

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11 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn pe30 5dq, England
01553 771 483
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 243
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Utterly beautiful food

This restaurant is an absolute gem. Overlooking the gorgeous minster, the food is a work of art. The staff were delightful and the prices very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Georgina W
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is an absolute gem. Overlooking the gorgeous minster, the food is a work of art. The staff were delightful and the prices very good.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Wondering round kings Lynne's wanted something less commercial and stumbled upon this little jewel. It's lovely inside, staff very nice too. The food was fast in coming and I had one of the nicest burgers I have ever had. Will definitely return.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We went for supper last evening - Easter Saturday - and our meal was excellent. There is an interesting menu from which we each chose something different, and without fail we were all impressed with the interesting twist each selection had. As a main course I had chosen Pork & Pudding. Personally I would of preferred a little more pork... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

A decent enough meal which was gone in about sixty seconds and might be ok by Kings Lynn standards but wouldn't go again. The staff lack experience and knowledge, go missing and then seem intent on getting you out the door ASAP. Table was booked for eight and we were asked if we wanted the bill forty two minutes later... More 

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mbkl2010, Owner at Market Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our bistro, I am really disappointed to read your comments and would like to take this opportunity to reply. I am slightly confused by “the staff lack experience and knowledge, go missing and then seem intent on getting you out of the door ASAP”. I was running the floor on Saturday and... More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Exceeded expectations! We was surprised on walking into the restaurant as from the outside it looked tiny. Lovely atmosphere and all the staff were great. There was 4 of us and each one of us could not fault our three courses... And we all tasted each other's. We agreed that it was excellent and rather than be disappointed elsewhere the... More 

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Warwick
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went for dinner on 8th April 2015 with my wife. The food was excellent. Pork cheek melted in the mouth. Venison was pink and succulent. Beetroot ice cream was a delight. This restaurant is an overall gem, and we will be visiting again next time we are in the area.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Dropped in without a reservation on a long trip from Lincoln to Bewilderwood. Warmly greeted by impeccable hostess who chatted with our 7 year old daughter and made us all feel very welcome. Food and wine was of an outstanding quality, I can recommend both the hanger steak and the burger. We had to leave all too quickly as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went for an impromptu lunch during a visit to the city. Excellent food and choices. Local and mostly organic. Just what we were looking for on the day!

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

went for a birthday meal for 2. the food was delicious, and service was prompt and polite. drink selection was very good. i would highly recommend this restaurant, certainly one of the best finer dining restaurants in kings lynn. will certain make another visit.

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Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We booked this restaurant for my sons graduation party on Saturday night. We had travelled almost 6 hours, so were looking forward to a 'special' night out. When we arrived, we were given a list of items which were not on the menu as they had run out, even thought it was only 8.15! We all struggled to find something... More 

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mbkl2010, Owner at Market Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Mandy, I wouldn’t normally bother replying to reviews like this as most trip advisor readers would be thinking the same as me, ‘how can you leave a one star review when you didn’t eat the food’. However, as you have gone to great lengths to fabricate a story I feel I should put across the real events for any... 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: 01553 771 483

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?