Harden's survey result
“Full marks for originality” to star chef Nuno Mendes’ taberna, where fans extol the “inspired” petiscos from his Portuguese homeland, and overlook the “modest” interior of his two-year-old unit in Spitalfields Market. That some dishes are “challenging” and “not for everyone” has always been part of its authentic appeal, but ratings slipped this year generally, with the occasional fear that it’s become too “hyped”.
For 31 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).
Have you eaten at Taberna do Mercado?
Spitalfields Mkt, London, E1 6EW
12 - 10pm, Sun 12 - 3, 6 -8
Last orders: 9.30 pm, Sun 7.30 pm