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“a nice dining experience”
Review of Market Bistro

Market Bistro
Ranked #1 of 186 Restaurants in King's Lynn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$27
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“a nice dining experience”
Reviewed 10 May 2012

My wife and i visited this bistro after reading a review in a national newspaper which praised it highly. We both had wings of ray which is the ethical equivelant of skate which was deliciousn and the desserts were scrummy. The service was good as was the atmosphere this restaurant is well worth a visit and i will tell all my friends about it.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank tony b
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English first
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Revisited”
Reviewed 9 May 2012

This is the first time we have been back to this restaurant under the present owners and what a lovely surprise. The food which is locally sourced and seasonal was excellent, in fact the pig farmer was in that night chatting with the head chef about his order. The service was very attentive but discrete and the staff are very friendly. We will be going back next time we visit KL and hopefully that will be very soon.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Tonyhm
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Suffolk
Level 6 Contributor
257 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Excellent food, service and venue”
Reviewed 7 May 2012

We stayed 2 nights in Kings Lynn, and seeing that this was the only restaurant listed in the Good Food Guide, booked here for a Friday night dinner. We were intrigued by the high scores in TA - very unusual to have large numbers of reviews - all excellent or VG. The owners cannot have that many cousins!
The welcome was good, and the main downstairs room has a cosy bistro style. The menu options were good, and particular highlights were a Beetroot Tart Tatin starter, Pancetta wrapped pork belly with black pudding main, and a lovely carrot cake & cream cheese fondant pudding. The bottle of Gayda Syrah was very good. I guess the secret of their high markings is consistently good and imaginative food but in portion sizes that strike a good balance between "fine dining" and hearty eating. In summary this was an excellent meal - I wish I lived nearer to Kings Lynn!

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Richard W
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King's Lynn
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Favourite local restaurant”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Well cooked food and a varied menu to suit most tastes. Reasonable choice of wines. Friendly but professional service. The best restaurant in King's Lynn and good value too.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank norfolkgirldolly
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“wish I could have had some”
Reviewed 27 April 2012

A great restaurant in a very wet Kings Lynn on a Wednesday in April. Everything and everybody looked tired in the town apart from this. It was a friend's birthday and my husband and he tucked into some great looking fish and chips followed by brownies with kirsch ice cream - huge portions which tasted, apparently, as good as they looked. I have been ill so can only feed through a nasal tube so was unable to eat anything! Service was attentive but not overly so. I am hoping eventually that I, too, will be able to have a meal here. The most difficult part is actually finding the restaurant but it's well worth the look - it's actually town centre but Saturday Market Place, where it's located, is not well signed. If you're in the area, give it a try.

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank Hauxtongill
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