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The Market Porter

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#510 of 4,497 British in London
#1,405 of 17,484 Restaurants in London

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US$6 - US$20
British, International, Gastropub

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0.4 miles from Millennium Bridge
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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All reviews fish and chips burger borough market the pub the upstairs dining room harvey's sussex real ale selection of beers great atmosphere lunch time
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went as a group of 8 on Friday night and ate in the restaurant. Although we booked, surprisingly there were tables free. We had the fish and chips, pie of the day and steak. The fish and chips was excellent, especially the Haddock, very...good quality, thick piece of fish, crispy batter. The pie was also delicious and I'm told the steak was excellent and that's coming from an Argentinian. The service was also very good, our waiter was very friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A short love story. Burrough Market is mad. Hot day. Hundreds of people. Frantic. Market Porter. Oldest and most haunted pub in London. Especially if you are a tourist. However, go upstairs. Dining room. Good beer and a short yet enticing menu. Even tourists can...appreciate it. The end.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have recently brought two lots of American guests and both times they were delighted by the food, ambience and service ! Fish and chips and burgers were excellent !

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beer and usually great food we have been coming here for more than thirty years - always reliable for a great pub lunch until today - had to send the fish and chips back as the batter wasn’t cooked and the second rendition was...still inedible. A great shame as our previous experiences have always been great. Bar staff were polite and friendly but this cooking will quickly give them a bad reputation - shame 😫More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 18 April 2022

We arrived a little early on Easter Sunday and the staff were great from the start. We all had different Sunday Roasts and the portions were very generous. The service was great and although we were a little noisy it didn't seem to be a...problem. The upstairs dining room is away from the pub and was a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon with family who had arrived from the US the day before. Would definitely go backMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 1 April 2022 via mobile

Cannot fault this place after a hard days work. My partner and I had brilliant service! We was outside having a drink in the freezing cold weather they offered to put the heater on until they could get us a table inside. Within 15 minutes...we have a comfortable table inside with a fire, we can’t fault anything all staff was polite and friendly. The food was lovely. Thank youMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 23 February 2022

I organised a surprise party for my wife in the upstairs area of the Market porter and the whole event couldnt have gone better. Meghann was fantastic in advance in helping me to organise the event and in making sure I got what I was...after within my budget. On the night the staff were great, friendly, but working very hard. We did some cheesboards and other snacky food which went down really well with the guests. If you are looking for a reasonably priced private hire room in London then look no furtherMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 13 February 2022 via mobile

We were visiting Borough market and with it being a Sunday (and six nations) we wanted to find somewhere nearby for a roast and to watch the game. Located directly outside the market, this has a great location. The staff are very friendly - we...had to wait for a table so we could eat but luckily that didn’t take long. Between us, we had a lamb and a beef roast. Really couldn’t complain. Thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 25 January 2022

This is a great place for lunch right by Borough Market. The upstairs dining room is relaxed with with friendly service. For anyone who likes real ale with their traditional fare this little gem is hard to beat.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 16 January 2022 via mobile

Had heard good things so booked the restaurant for Sunday lunch. It was disappointing. The beef was quite tough and the Yorkshire pud looked like an Aunt Beast’s frozen one. The carrots and parsnips were sliced thinly and were not roasted. Parsnips were hard. The...roast potatoes looked like they had been pre cooked and left for a while - not crispy and nicely roasted. Shame. Other food may have been better but I would not recommend the roast.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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26 October 2020|
Response from Journey11342431277 |
I don't think they do the early morning opening times at the moment. Though best tosk at the pub for precise details.
1 July 2017|
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Response from Darryl R | Reviewed this property |
No, I would say it is not
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Yes, The Market Porter is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Market Porter is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5