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“Great pub atmosphere, good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Market Tavern

The Market Tavern
Ranked #5,328 of 22,373 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$18 - US$33
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Description: A hidden gem in Shepherd Market, a lively area off Piccadilly once discovered never forgotten, the same goes for our quicky elegant pub, with freshly cooked food and a friendly team to help you decide what to drink from our unique drinks range, and tell you the tales of the area. The Market Tavern has been a pub from 1883, it did burn down and was rebuilt in the 1930's.Shepherd Market was the site for the 1st Maypole and orginally was a market where farmers bought their livestock to sell and attend the May Fair, in the 1800's Edward Shepherd had the idea to build it into a little village area.This has been a lively risque area since the days of King Charles 1 when he housed his mistresses in the market area.
Albuquerque
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great pub atmosphere, good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

First day in London and after a little sight seeing wanted to go to a pub for a beer and a bit of food. Got there kind of early (4:30pm) so we got a table in the back and had the back area all to ourselves for quite a while. Everyone else was either at the bar or hanging around outside (lovely, sunny day!). Waitress was friendly and gave advice for our beers. We tried several local brews on tap on all were very good. My husband got the fish and chips and mushy peas and really enjoyed the food. Generous portions, crispy and light batter on the flavorful fish, tasty peas, crispy fries. I had the roast chicken Caesar salad and it was just perfect. Tender chicken, crispy lettuce, just the right amount of dressing. The manager came over and said hello and made sure everything was to our liking which was very nice. Really enjoyed our first London Pub visit!

  • Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Had higher hopes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

I was underwhelmed for how packed this place was.

This is a pub not a restaurant. The place is not very big and there were people drinking outside until almost 9pm.

That being said. The food was just so-so. Several of the draft beers I wanted they were out of.

Add to that, it was fairly pricey for a pub.

You can find better pubs but maybe not in the Mayfair area.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Great Pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Really enjoyed my visit, a nice place to go to on your lunch break or after work.

The beer and ale range is great. The food is very enjoyable and service is friendly and efficient.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank ash2ka
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Scotland
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“NIce Pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Given the area we were in this pub was very friendly and the atmosphere just right, staff really friendly too.

Visited May 2014
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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“Great Atmosphere Fabulous Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Went for lunch with guys I used to work with and food was just delicious. We sat upstairs and as a large group had already chosen our food to make life easier for them and as they are so busy I'm sure that was a great help for the staff. I had the chorizo starter followed by fish and chips with mushy peas. Couldn't fault a thing just all so scrummy. None of us were going to have pudding but we ended up sharing several plates of cheese yumskiddlydoodoo. Great meal great staff thanks

  • Visited May 2014
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