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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.

Totally fantastic food - we had crab brûlée which was my favourite, followed by pork belly. Great cocktail on arrival made from sea buckthorn. Altogether a fantastuc meal with friendly service.

Anna 06 May 2018
from Norfolk

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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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4.7 (((() (based on 361 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (293)
  • lunch (181)
  • romantic (171)
  • private dining (109)
  • luxury (104)
  • value (92)
  • trendy (86)
  • business (64)
  • large parties (25)
  • views (19)
  • entertainment (14)
  • al fresco (12)
  • child friendly (12)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • breakfast (2)
  • ((((( 16 June 2018 by N from King's Lynn

    Everything about our evening was just right. The restaurant was tastefully decorated and relaxing, the food was delicious and the service excellent. Thank you.

  • ((((( 11 June 2018 by Brian from Fakenham

    The service was really friendly. The staff new the food and could explain what they were serving. The seating was comfortable and the ambience was spot on.
    We have been to restaurants where the food was good and a few where it was excellent. This was at the top end of excellent. It was beautifully presented. Flavour combinations were amazing.
    We had 5 courses on a set menu and a bottle of Winbury red. I'm cagey about set menus bit there was absolutely no need to be.
    The bill wasn't cheap compared to most restaurants in the area but it was well worth every penny.
    There was nothing we could fault.

  • ((((* 31 May 2018 by David from Gayton

    Great evening with the uplift in your menu that we both enjoyed. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and Lucey kindly gave us lovely nibbles at the end, Great to see you again and of course we will be back
    David and Carolyn

  • ((((( 20 May 2018 by Stuart from Ashbourne

    Having booked the table for my 40th birthday, during our weekend away. My wife and I found the whole dining experience fantastic. From the moment we walked in, the service was first class. All the staff are a real asset. As for the food, well each dish was superb!! We could not fault it, very, very enjoyable.

  • ((((( 20 May 2018 by Ian from Hunstanton

    It was a perfect lunch, the ambience was wonderful and your use of dark interior colours made the setting all the more intimate. I would like to give 5 star plus for the ambience. Each dish was cooked with flair and presented perfectly. The service was extremely good and we liked the 3 mini caked that you presented to my wife for her birthday. You have a wonderful restaurant and Kings Lynn should be pround to have such fine dinning in its town.

  • ((((( 6 May 2018 by Anna from Norfolk

    Totally fantastic food - we had crab brûlée which was my favourite, followed by pork belly. Great cocktail on arrival made from sea buckthorn. Altogether a fantastuc meal with friendly service.

  • ((((* 28 April 2018 by Kenneth from Kings lynn

    Nice place. Good service with knowledgeable waiters. Good wine list though one that we wanted not available. Interesting menu well cooked and presented

  • ((((( 13 April 2018 by Nadine from Kings Lynn

    I booked a table at the Market Bistro in Kings Lynn for my husbands birthday lunch. The staff are kind, friendly and helpful. We sat at a table by the window it was a lovely looking out at the old church and market square watching people walk by. I started with a Lobster brule which was melt in the mouth fabulous, Husband had the quail which was also excelent. both were a work of art on a plate, then I had the beef very good, husband had the cod again works of art and so delish too. we rounded it off with a pear and almond tart and chocolate with liquorice ice cream. We were both full and happy, if your in Town or just want a lovely meal I would recomend a visit, its really good. Ive given it five stars and would of given it more if I could.

  • ((((( 9 April 2018 by Victoria from Wisbechch

    Beautiful meal, friendly staff. Highly recommended

  • ((((( 8 April 2018 by Peter from London

    To complain about anything would be to be picky in the extreme. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was inventive and delicious, We had the set five-course menu with the recommended wines and cocktail. More than plenty. Cocktail of gin, sparkling wine and seabuckthorn got the fireworks going. The chef's little gifts to kick things off were wonderful, even if cod skin isn't everyone's cuppa I would have thought. Nothing Marmite about the Marmite biscuit to my mind, which was a delight. Next, a stunner of an onion soup of incredible depth and richness. The cod, then rump steak that followed didn't let us down, the former accompanied with some caviar, which felt not necessary, and the latter being particularly soft such that the steak knives supplied appeared to have little more than a perfunctory purpose. Two puddings, the first with a 'to die for' pear sorbet, albeit with a tad too much pink peppercorn, the latter with chocolate and fabulous liquorice ice-cream, even if its grey colour was a little distracting. Any complaints? We would have much preferred to have had a table that wasn't stuck in the middle of the room, but we booked late and we could have asked the people behind us to move their table back a bit, but we didn't.

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