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Summary

“Always buzzing” – this “great little place” in Camden Town features “consistently good and interesting food from a subtly changing menu”, prepared with “locally sourced ingredients”; “strongly recommended”.

£51
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“We envy the locals!”, say further-afield fans of this well-established brasserie in the centre of Camden Town; “the tables are almost on top of one another”, but it’s “buzzy and fun”, and the cooking’s “really good, honest fare”.

£50
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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A Camden Town “treasure” that’s “worth seeking out” – a “welcoming” bare-bricked bistro offering a menu of updated “classic” dishes that are “well-cooked and well-served”.

£50
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“A noughties update of the 1970s bistro format”; this “bare-brick” Camden Town haunt offers a “short but intriguing” menu of “well-produced” dishes, and a “relaxed” experience overall.

£49
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions,
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Mon - Sat 10.30 pm; Sun 3 pm

Market Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Market Restaurant in NW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Market restaurant.
Richard F
good Camden eatery with a small but excelle...
Reviewed 11 months, 28 days ago

"good Camden eatery with a small but excellent value fixed price menu"

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Harden's says...

Market NW1

A no-nonsense English bistro, near Camden Town tube; a friendly sort of place, it offers plain cooking - in a style which, until recently, might have been called 'domestic' - at reasonable prices.


First, in the early '90s, we had what we now call gastropubs. By the late-'90s, a retro-style of English cooking was beginning to evolve (or, more accurately, be rediscovered), which might be described - for want of any better term - as gastropub-style cooking. Then, by the mid-00s, people were beginning to figure out that there wasn't any necessary affinity between gastropub-style cooking and former public houses.


Recent times have seen the creation of establishments such as 32 Great Queen Street, which - being asssociated with the famous Anchor & Hope - has all the style of a gastropub, but no pub. In a different way, the smart modernist Canteen chain has also made quite a success by disassociating gastropub-style cooking from the gastropub-style environment.


And so things go full circle, and we now see establishments such as Market, which is for all the world like a classic no-nonsense Gallic bistro (or café, as the French might call it), except for the fact that everything about it is resolutely English. Mackerel pâte 'n' toast, pollack 'n' chips, fruit crumble 'n' custard - that's the sort of fare you find done here. And all - on the basis of our lunch for three - consistently done very well here.


Look out for more establishments like this - we hope they're all done as well.


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43 Parkway, London, NW1 7PN
Opening hours

Mon - Fri noon - 2.30 pm, 6 pm - 10.30 pm; Sat 11 am - 3 pm, 6 pm - 10.30 pm; Sun 11 am - 3 pm
Last orders: Mon - Sat 10.30 pm; Sun 3 pm

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