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“Excellent meal and service”
Review of The Market Place

The Market Place
Ranked #1 of 40 Restaurants in Cowbridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $42
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Our restaurant is set in one of the most historic buildings in the beautiful town of Cowbridge, and exudes a timeless atmosphere. In winter we continue the old traditions with our warming log fires, and summer brings outdoor dining in our lovely walled garden. We offer a wide variety of freshly prepared modern European dishes, locally sourced and carefully arranged by classically trained chefs. We offer a fixed price lunch menu, £15.95 For two courses, and an "Early Supper" menu served from 18:00 - 18:55 Wed. - Fri. Which at £15.95 offers a great value way to sample our fantastic food or if you prefer we also have our fantastic Ala Carte menu .The Market Place has become a bye-word for the best in food, dining and ambience.
London, UK
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent meal and service”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

5 adults and 1 baby all visited the Market Place yesterday for a Saturday lunchtime meal. From the moment we entered to the moment we left we were treated to a really enjoyable time with a great ambiance, excellent food and very very good service.

The menu was varied and between us we tried meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. All were really well cooked and presented. The food tasted delicious. At a set price of £18 for three courses we thought it was very reasonable.

The service was excellent and the whole front of house experience was great with first time and regulars alike made to feel welcome and comfortable.

We will definitely be returning the next time we visit the area and my son-in-law was impressed enough to book a table for an important business client from the USA.

Make sure you go and do not be put off by the very clearly out-of-step review from Bee W.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“poor value for money”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very over priced, for poor quality food, service good is the only redeeming quality,. One very snooty waiter as is he was doing us a favour letting us eat there. Will never go there again. In the past it was a good place to go, but unfortunately not any more, very sad.

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3 Thank Bee W
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Peter_Marriott, Owner at The Market Place, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Dear reviewer, we appreciate you taking time to post your feedback. We are very sorry to hear of your experience and will, as a matter of priority, discuss this with our restaurant team to see how we can make improvements. We endeavour to continually maintain the highest quality of food and service, which we take great pride in, and is reflected in other reviews. We do hope you will consider visiting our restaurant again.
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful meal, absolutely delicious!”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

We hadn't made a reservation as it was a Wednesday night, but wanted to try somewhere new and a bit pricier than our normal places as it was for our anniversary. We had 3 courses each and for the quality of the food, thought that it was reasonably priced. Main courses were steak and prok belly, both were fabulous. Food was delicious, the staff were friendly and welcoming, the atmosphere in there was just what we were looking for too. All round an excellent experience and we would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Bethan G
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Thouroughly enjoyed everything, food, atmosphere and service..
I have visited many times and will continue to do so..
All the staff are so helpful, polite and well mannered..
And the food is well presented and extremely tasty!..
We'll worth a visit !..

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Cher1976
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Condom, France
Level 6 Contributor
203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Truly great restaurant!”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant! The ambiance is great, with several rooms to eat in, the personnel is good and the food was great too! Really a restaurant to visit again soon!

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Thank FranciscaR
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