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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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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
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  • 249
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 12
    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
MUST PREBOOK

Due to it being a bank holiday the only booking we could get was 1815hrs which is a bit early for us , but the meal more than made up for this. Do not be put off by the old exterior inside it is very spacious and looks great. We had 3 courses all were excellent . The mains pork... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
jackbryce1951
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Overstrand, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Overstrand, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Due to it being a bank holiday the only booking we could get was 1815hrs which is a bit early for us , but the meal more than made up for this. Do not be put off by the old exterior inside it is very spacious and looks great. We had 3 courses all were excellent . The mains pork... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great place and food to die for nothing was too much trouble will definitely visit again soon, thank you very much

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Cambs
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My first visit (and wont be my last) - the food and the service was excellent. Not what I expected .. it was BETTER Portion size was excellent. taste was amazing and the service was attentive without being overly so. Many thanks

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Spalding
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We booked here as a second choice for my birthday meal as our first choice was fully booked (must book sooner next year!). I'm very glad we did though, as we had a very enjoyable evening. The service was very friendly, and the food excellent. The waitress ran through the specials that were on offer, and left us with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is atleast my sixth visit to Market Bistro, great modern food with fantastic flavours. Faultless service, not rushed even though I was late. Will definitely be back in the future.

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was our first visit to King's Lynn and we're very pleased we chose Market Bistro for one of our evenings. Unpretentious, nice friendly atmosphere, and the meal was really excellent - some very individual and interesting ideas which worked really well. Good wine list, including two very good dessert wines.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My partner and I both thought the food was nice but not amazing. Maybe we both picked meals which weren't to our tastes or maybe our expectations were too high (after reading other reviews on trip advisor).

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kings lynn
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Heard good reports about the bistro so thought we would try it,. The food is really well presented, locally sourced and above all really tasty. staff are attentive and friendly without being in your face and overall a really nice experience. Couldn't fault it to be honest, so we will be back!

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Just enjoyed excellent food and service here. Walked in at lunchtime to a courteous and friendly waitress and a menu with a very interesting choice of home prepared locally sourced food. If your interest is quality food then this is the place. Chicken three ways, asparagus potatoes and beautifully dressed and presented. My wife had pollack , asparagus , smoked... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went here without booking. Managed. To fit us in, which was very nice of them. The staff were really nice and friendly could not fault them. My meal was duck and was nice, not amazing everyone else's meal were really tasty. (I tried) The coffee was the worst I've tasted but they again were perfect and explained it's very... 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: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Romantic, 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?