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Market Bistro

11 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn pe30 5dq, England
01553 771 483
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Ranked #1 of 131 Restaurants in King's Lynn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $27
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Downham Market, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I had pollock, my wife chicken stuffed with tarragon mousse. Both hugely enjoyable with a NZ white sauvignon reasonably priced. Only downside was the pollock lacked taste despite accompanying jus trying its best still very bland. Rest of the food excellent

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Just got back from a this restaurant, I had the beef which was melt in the mouth, with crispy but soft inside roast potatoes, a beautifully risen yorkshire pudding, lovely fresh vegetables which included, baby beets, cabbage, fennel, runner beans and kohlrabi served together with the most delicious gravy...Mmmmm. I then had a coconut sponge served with licorice ice cream... More

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

To be honest, we overheard a couple in our favourite restaurant extolling the virtues of the Market Bistro so we were determined to give it a try. The crab starter was great and my girl friends Pollack main was equally good. My beef two ways was nice but very stodgy, the vegetables were gorgeous. The puddings were utterly divine, I... More

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We'd planned a trip to Norfolk and I was tasked with booking Sunday lunch, I popped onto Trip Advisor to see what restaurants people suggested were worth a visit. I instantly decided on Market Bistro after reading a couple of reviews of other restaurants. Glad I did, the staff are so friendly and welcoming, the restaurant has a homely feel.... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lovely staff even with the newbies. Very attentive and hospitable. I had a Norfolk cordial and it was deliciously refreshing! The main was lovely and perfectly proportioned. We both thoroughly enjoyed our visit, it wasn't too loud and was just a nice quiet night that we enjoyed and would recommended to anyone! Fabulous little place

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Cambridgeshire
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256 reviews 256 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Dined here on a Tuesday early evening. The Saturday market place is undergoing extensive engineering works but the restaurant are still delivering a quality menu. Excellent main course. hopefully the new market lace will enable the restaurant to have outside seating.

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LondonJames2050
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139 reviews 139 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Hidden away gem. Good fresh food. Will go back regularly. Good for fish and the fish pie is recommend. Local ingredients used.

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Leeds, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Good food, well presented, varied menu with good choice for all. Friendly and helpful staff - helpful with food allergy. Good value.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had a very nice meal on Friday at Market Bistro - good food and particularly helpful, professional and smiley staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I visited this restaurant for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary - we made a reservation in person while in the area for a mini break - after reading such positive reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed! I cannot fault anything - from the friendly, informative and attentive staff to the beautifully presented delicious food... More

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