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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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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First visit to this restaurant; smashing atmosphere, food with amazing tastes and excellent service. We were with friends, one of whom has a life threatening allergy to wheat. The menu gives clear guidance to the allergens in food and because of the seriousness of the allergy we double checked. The staff showed great patience and substituted food wonderfully at each... More 

Thank Rachel S
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited here today with three girl friends who had not heard about the restaurant before. Since we like to go out together once or twice a year to somewhere different, I had suggested the Market Bistro, and we were not disappointed. The food was outstanding. We had the Lunch Menu, and it is excellent value at £17 for two... More 

Thank MaryOfNorwich
Heacham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It’s been too long since we visited last – thank you for a lovely meal which we and our friends very much enjoyed. Three of us had the Partridge which was moist and very tasty – everything on the plate deserved to be there. Good attentive service and a comfortable friendly atmosphere. We won’t leave it so long next time…

Thank Rebecca B
England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a few times now & always impresses us. Wonderful food such lovely flavours. Cannot fault it.Like the fact they use as many local ingredients as possible too. The staff are all very good too. Polite friendly & very informed about the menu. A fabulous evening & a treasure to have such an excellent restaurant in Kings Lynn.

Thank Teresa M
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119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for dinner as a treat for the mother-in-law. The Market Bistro is a truly excellent restaurant and I can thoroughly recommend it. Great for couple or anyone you want to treat to a great food experience. I had the partridge main which was cooked and presented to perfection. The vegetables were delicious complementing the partridge perfectly. The roast parsnips... More 

Thank JohnP_Wiltshire
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had he pork and apple with a bread and oil starter. The flavours were not something I had had before and a first the portion seemed a little small. However, as soon as I started the dish it was more than enough to fill me up and the flavour all compliment each other very well, especially the pork and... More 

1 Thank cw1234567892015
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How pleasing,to go out for lunch locally and not to be at all disappointed! A very welcoming restaurant and we were able to sit in the front room overlooking the market place, which we prefer. Our starters were very good, accompanied by glasses of delicious Riesling. My main course of cod was beautifully cooked and accompanied by very tasty artichokes.... More 

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90 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we had read that this was the 13th best restaurant in the England by Condé Nast Traveler and was to be found in King’s Lynn and the other 12 were in London, Market Bistro had to be worth a visit. First we located the correct market = ‘Saturday Market’ and not ‘Tuesday Market’. Then we booked a table on... More 

5 Thank Wits_End_Norfolk
Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd been planning to visit Market Bistro ever since we moved to the area, and finally made it during North Norfolk restaurant week. It was well worth the wait. The meal was as good as we'd expected the service was great and the success which is market bistro continues. We've heard a rumour that the dilapidated pub next door may... More 

Thank mkacary
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned a trip to Norfolk because of Market Bistro, and it didn't disappoint. In fact it exceeded all our expectations! We called a couple of hours before our reservation because our dog had been stung by several bees and we didn't think we could leave him to come to dinner. Not a problem! Lucy, the co-owner, had been the... More 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?