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“Best restaurant in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Market Bistro

Market Bistro
Ranked #2 of 182 Restaurants in King's Lynn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $27
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2010

We love this place. There is always a warm welcome and the reasonably priced food is consistently interesting, using the best of local produce. Add in a varied wine list and you have a very attractive package. Lynn is not blessed with many good restaurants but this is a gem.
If you like good unpretentious but well thought out food in comfortable surroundings this is the place to come.

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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“Consistently Good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2010

I have visited this wonderful little restaurant every time I am in the Kings Lynn area on business over the past twelve months, and I can't say a bad word about it!
The welcomeness and charm of the staff is second to none, always there with a smile, and will always take the effort to remember your name, irrelevant of how frequent you visit.
There is a divine terrace upstairs, which on our 'occasional' warm summer evenings, is perfect for a little alfresco dining, complete with parasols, tropical plants and mood lighting!
The food is amazing, all of which is evident that it is sourced locally, and made fresh in their kitchen, none of that 'frozen to plate' nonsense that some larger chains are all to happy to deny!
I took eight of my clients there last week, we sat in the private dining room upstairs, and it was great. I had the scallops to start, followed by the duck, and the best sticky toffee I have ever tasted (although I shall not confess to my wife!).
We finished off the evening with coffees in the bar area chatting to the Hostess, Lucy, with the head chef and Host Richard.
A truly pleasant evening to which my clients were delighted with, and once again, a faultless and enjoyable visit for me.
SHALL RETURN!!!

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Hexham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent Restaurant, would highly recommend a visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2010

There is a great welcome and great food at the Market Bistro. The atmosphere is relaxed and service extremely friendly. Really enjoyed the food, there is plenty to choose from and it is very very good. Would throughly recommend a visit if you are out and about in King's Lynn.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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“Very friendly atmosphere and excellent fresh tasty food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2010

After visting the bisto for lunch with a college we where blown away by the quality and freshness of the food.. The fishcakes where out of this world..

I would recommend this place to anyone with taste and a desire to try good food and good prices..

Will be back again for sure..

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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Oh! Please do bother......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2010

Was about to write a review on this lovely restaurant and obviously, being a bit nosey, decided to read the others first! Cannot believe that someone gave it a poor review but will say "Who would wait that long before asking why they hadn't been served?" I feel this couple really missed out. I have visited the Market Bistro on several occasions - just recently for a birthday treat and had a wonderful meal. The staff were attentive and helpful and the food was cooked to perfection as usual. It's my favourite "special" place..

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