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Market Bistro

11 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DQ, England
+44 1553 771483
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well I'm no sherlock Holmes but the people writing bad reviews sound like the sort who think their poops don't stink. Every time I've been there the food has been super tasty and flavourful and the staff have been lovely and accommodating for my dairy...More

Thank TheSearchingBride
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant - amazing staff & food. Attention to detail 1st class. My 60th birthday was all the more special for eating here - keep you the good work 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I booked a table several weeks ago on arecommendation, We were not disappointed as the food was delicious Would definitely re-visit this establishment and would request a window table

Thank Allan W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food in Market Bistro is absolutely terrific - imaginative, flavoursome and beautifully presented. Likewise the service. The owners are making a great success of turning this corner of Kings Lynn into a haven of civilisation. Well worth a visit.

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great quality good with some innovative flavours. We really enjoyed the 5 course set meal. Service was excellent.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

When our visitors announced they were bringing their dog, we did not expect to be able to take them to a fine dining restaurant. However, well behaved dogs are allowed to sit with their owners at the front few tables inside at Market Bistro. The...More

Thank UsTwoOutTogether
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food the service the ambiance the staff the owners the drinks A M A Z I N G.. This is a find THANK YOU 5 STARS IN ANY RATING celebrated my sisters 60 th birthday .

Thank Trevor J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read about the market bistro in the North Norfolk guide and thought the drive from Norwich would be well worth it considering it had won awards etc. I regularly frequent Benedict's, Roger Hickmans, the dabbling duck, socius, Pamelas to name a few excellent local...More

1  Thank sjs123_12
mbkl2010, Owner at Market Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well what can I say, I was expecting this review.......... For the benefit of TripAdvisor readers I would like to respond with the true account of your visit. You were wanting to eat off our set lunch menu - 2 course £16, 3 course £22....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think this place is very overpriced and overrated, the portions are very small. The onion soup tasted similar to a red win jus and the meat wasn’t flavoursome. The surrounding are is very old and quaint, but obviously has had its time. The staff...More

2  Thank jen545
mbkl2010, Owner at Market Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm afraid you did not dine with your husband as a birthday treat, you visited my restaurant with your daughter as I personally served you. The fact that you are trying to mislead TripAdvisor readers, sets the tone for your daughter's review above which I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only place I’ve reviewed three times. We are very fortunate to have travelled extensively and sampled some excellent restaurants. We’ve done the three “rs” ; Raffles, Reids and the Ritz – none of them come close to here...it’s that good. I can...More

Thank tyketyke
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Questions & Answers
March 20, 2018|
Response from Sheila_and_Simon | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so. More fine dining. Lovely Shiraz as I remember it.
Mo F
September 17, 2017|
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Response from John E | Reviewed this property |
Most are £12 at lunch although a couple of dishes may be £17. Evenings they range from £13 to £24
Pat P
May 22, 2017|
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11 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5DQ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  King's Lynn
  • Phone Number: +44 1553 771483
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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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