Lunch at Market Bistro

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Market Bistro King's Lynn

I've been keen to try out Market Bistro in King's Lynn for a while now and while out for a browse round town I finally got the chance on Saturday. We usually just stick to the main shopping areas which is why I hadn't discovered this place sooner; it was through Twitter that they caught my attention. How could I resist when they tweet such delicious plates of food? When I heard that they run a lunchtime offer of two courses for £12 I made a note to ensure we made it along next time we were nearby. Located in Saturday Market Place they are only just around the corner from the main shopping street.

Market Bistro menuMarket Bistro set menu

Despite the town centre being on the busier side of usual, the restaurant was fairly quiet. The interior looked modern and inviting with some lovely touches. The menus came on clipboards, something which I'd never seen before and rather tickled me! As every good restaurant should, the menu changes (in this case weekly) to make use of seasonal produce and to keep things interesting. Although the main menu looked mouth-wateringly good, I'd already decided we were sticking to the set menu which was considerably shorter; in reality we both prefer a short menu as it is so much easier to make a choice.

Market Bistro King's LynnMarket Bistro chicken liver pateMarket Bistro smoked salmon

As a pate fiend, I was never going to shy away from the pate option; it was chicken liver pate served with toast and chutney. Oh it was scrumptious. It was surprisingly filling and I still misjudged the ratio so ended up with a little leftover pate in that cute little jar.  Chris ordered the smoked salmon, served with butter and toast which he enjoyed.

Market Bistro fruit pig sausages

We both fancied the 'fruit pig' sausages served with mustard mash, greens and gravy. There have been three standout sausages over the years and these were certainly one of them. So good. The waitress asked if we would like any sauces or extra gravy, naturally Chris wanted mustard and I went for more gravy, you can never have too much gravy in my book. As it turned out the dish would have been sufficiently gravid as it was originally served but the liquor was that delicious that I took full advantage of the bounty. There were clean plates by the end.

Norfolk cordials elderflower

As for drinks we chose Norfolk Cordials; Chris the rhubarb (and ginger we thought) and I the elderflower which was pure heaven.

Market Bistro specials boardMarket Bistro King's Lynn

The welcome we received was warm, the service was attentive and the time we spent in there was just over an hour which suits me just fine; I hate to be rushed, especially if dining on more than one course. I'd love to head back another time for (perhaps a special occasion) an a la carte meal or at the very least a sneaky pudding.


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