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Market Bistro

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11 Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DQ, England
+44 1553 771483
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 20:30
Wed - Sat 00:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had been meaning to go for so long, particularly after TA reviews. I found the great French menu was not backed up by good food. Very, very disappointed

Thank 8JohnF
Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were visiting her wonderful new GroundWork gallery in Kings Lynn and, on her specific recommendation, met up with the gallery owner for lunch at Market Bistro. And what a pleasant surprise, because its elegant interior and classy food belied the simple external appearance and quiet surroundings. A small amuse-bouche, a rich and concentrated beef croquette, set us up nicely... More 

Thank Keith R
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After the Christmas rush we went to the Market Bistro for a quiet supper. Food unusual and absolutely gorgeous from initial amuse bouche to final dessert and sweatmeat. Real quality cooking, fish cooked to perfection, interesting vegetables and delicious carbs. We shared a pudding - fabulous. Beautiful seasonal local produce at its best.

Thank Helen R
Sutton Bridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure if it's me or my taste of food. But all meals ordered were half cooked. We had to ask for it to be recooked. The price didn't do justice to the value of the meal. A bit on the high price for under cooked food.

1 Thank Evelyn O
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to call in today for lunch par deux having never been before. A lovely welcome and very comfortable surrounding greeted us. The waiter was attentive and allowed us sufficient time to choose 2 courses from the lunch menu. Our 2 courses were quite sublime and if a food description can be deemed esquisite, this was it. I had slivers... More 

Thank Gregor M
Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on New Year's Eve with family the food was excellent. Equally as good as London restaurants, better than a lot of them. Service was very good. I was not drinking alcohol and they had a big choice of non-alcoholic drinks. The food is source locally, and so are the ingrediants for the soft drinks.

Thank Gillian B
Norfolk UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A one night stop in Kings Lynn and a search of TripAdvisor led us here on and January Wednesday night. Welcomed warmly, friendly atmosphere, attentive service, superb food and very reasonable prices. A real gem and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Thank Pochard21
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the whole restaurant to ourselves, about 40 of us. We had to pre book our meals so I went for the turkey dinner. They had plenty of staff on duty so the service was fast and the food wonderful, well presented and very tasty. we have already booked again for next year, enough said

Thank Steve m
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lucy, Richard and their excellent team continue to go from strength to strength, and it is fantastic that their considerable efforts have recently been recognised by the Michelin Guide, The Financial Times and The Times. Their ever growing band of loyal customers continue to vote with their feet and it was reassuringly difficult to secure a table, but Lucy went... More 

1 Thank Palmer_Harry
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Market Bistro for the second time on New Year's Eve. This time we were accompanied by two other members of our family. On each occasion we were delighted with both the food and the service. This restaurant, with its latter emphasis on fine dining, has become a real asset to Kings Lynn.

1 Thank Bryan F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
00:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
00:00 - 14:00
00:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?