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Market Bistro

11 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn, PE30 5DQ +44 1553387012

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  • Market Bistro - Norfolk
  • Market Bistro - Norfolk
  • Market Bistro - Norfolk
  • Market Bistro - Norfolk
  • Market Bistro - Norfolk
  • Market Bistro - Norfolk
  • Market Bistro - Norfolk
  • Market Bistro - Norfolk
Main course: £18
Food spend: £31
Opening hours
Tuesday: 18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 20:30
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 21:00.

Fantastic service, all three lunchtime courses excellent as was the Norfolk wine.

Tom 30 July 2018
from Ely

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Listed in the Michelin & Good Food Guide 2018, and Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2018, Market Bistro is a restaurant that consistently champions simple British cuisine. The menu offers an array of delicious choices that reflect the seasons and the very best of Norfolk produce. Owners Richard & Lucy have created a friendly and laid-back dining experience in the heart of this charming market town.

Everything is made from scratch in the bistro’s kitchen, even down to Richard’s own recipe sourdough and homemade butter. His food mixes the traditional with unique combinations of flavours and textures. According to a review by Tim Hayward of The Financial times: “his handling of local ingredients was nothing short of outstanding”.

Market Bistro offers an excellent value set lunch menu as well as a 5-course tasting option, making it a great spot for a quick bite or a more leisurely experience. The drinks offering is a celebration of local spirits and wines, with carefully crafted cocktails featuring handmade syrups and cordials.

With attractive period features and beautiful views of King’s Lynn Minster, this great little find is just an 11-minute walk from King’s Lynn railway station.

Market Bistro

11 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn, PE30 5DQ

Contact +44 1553771483
Reservations +44 1553387012

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Customer reviews for Market Bistro

4.7 (((() (based on 379 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (308)
  • lunch (185)
  • romantic (178)
  • private dining (114)
  • luxury (108)
  • value (94)
  • trendy (88)
  • business (65)
  • large parties (25)
  • views (21)
  • entertainment (14)
  • al fresco (12)
  • child friendly (12)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • breakfast (2)
  • ((((( 19 August 2018 by Bryan from Snettisham

    All the good things we had read about the restaurant were true. This was our golden wedding anniversary and having now experienced the Market Bistro realise it was the ideal place to celebrate.
    The service was excellent and the food superb.We will certainly come again but probably not for our next Golden Wedding anniversary!

  • ((((( 19 August 2018 by Gregory from King's Lynn

    Perfect and will return very soon.

  • ((((( 17 August 2018 by Simone from King’s Lynn

    I had asked for a quiet table as I was celebrating my birthday and we were given a lovely window table . The atmosphere was very relaxing and the staff very attentive and knowledgable. The menu was varied and while we pondered the choices we were given some excellent advice . The food was amazing so many individual tastes and flavours , every mouthful was a truely enjoyable experience and the wine recommended was as smooth as silk . At the end of our meal we were presented with some handmade sweets in a beautiful pretend book as a birthday surprise....... such a lovely thoughtful gesture, the perfect end to a truely superb dining experience .......

  • ((((( 13 August 2018 by Bob from KETTLESTONE FAKENHAM

    Welcome and service were excellent. I chose a gazpacho for starter and I have to say it was a delight.The pork belly with beetroot was very delicious. The food looked really tempting on the plate and the wine I had,a glass of Winbirri, was lovely. We do not visit Lynn that often but when we do we have lunch here. It is always of the highest quality. There are good places to eat in Norwich but none match the Market Bistro in my view.

  • ((((( 5 August 2018 by Paul from Norfolk

    Attentive not intrusive staff. Friendly and knowledgeable. Wonderful food: clam chowder/ crab brulee both terrific. Could have stopped there as they were rich and delicious, but chichken which followed was not to be missed. Everything on the plate had taste and made us realuse what is missing from many restaurants. Not really needing dessert we persevered and were not disappointed by the praline tart and the victoria sponge with rhubard compote. All in all a very enjoyable experience. Our first visit but hopefully the first of many. Thank you.

  • ((((* 5 August 2018 by Alidoc from N Yorkshire

    Went for the tasting menu as I wanted something a bit different and had never eaten fermented foods before, they were delicious.

  • ((((( 4 August 2018 by Colin from wisbech

    As this was a special day (wedding anniversary - 47th!!), we had the "Tasting Menu", with "Wine Flight" - this was a new term to us!! - but meant different wine with all five courses. Despite not recognizing any course in the meal, we thoroughly enjoyed the lot.

    Yes, it was very pricey, but the food was lovely, the service exemplary and the venue first class. For special events in the future where the cost is not to be a factor in the decision, we will return.

  • ((((( 30 July 2018 by Tom from Ely

    Fantastic service, all three lunchtime courses excellent as was the Norfolk wine.

  • ((((* 27 July 2018 by Rob from Kings lynn

    Ambience and service excellent. Amuse bouche, starter and sweet were excellent in both presentation and flavour however we were disappointed with the pork belly. The flavours were good but the meat was very fatty. My wife’s piece was 80% fat. I know this cut of meat is fatty but everywhere else I have been the fat was more rendered down. My wife’s was uneatable. When I pointed this out to the waiter he said that cut of meat is always fatty. I let it go because the rest of the service was excellent, however it has put me off pork belly for the forseeable future.

  • ((((( 17 July 2018 by Rachel from Kings Lynn

    Excellent food, great service.

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