Market Place

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Market Place

A gregarious crowd gathers at this urban bar-diner, both in the main, street-level bar and in the larger space downstairs where DJs play. It’s an industrial space with wooden-slatted walls, exposed iron columns and an open kitchen.

The mixed clientele tucks into a food selection that runs from snacks such as smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels to main courses of grilled squid, butter beans and lamb’s lettuce.

Pilsner Urquell, König, Bitburger and Köstritzer Schwarzbier are the pricey continental draught options, accompanied by a dozen wines by the glass. For cocktails, sample the signature Market Place Punch (Pimm’s No.1, Finlandia Grapefruit vodka, fresh mint, strawberries, cucumber, citrus fruits and cloudy apple juice).

Venue name: Market Place
Contact:
Address: 11-13 Market Place
London
W1W 8AH
Opening hours: Open 11am-midnight Mon-Wed; 11am-1am Thur, 11am-2am Fri; noon-2am Sat; 1-11pm Sun. Food served noon-11pm Mon-Sat; 1-11pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus tube
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Kishma S
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I've hated this place and avoided it for years. I decided to give it a go again after all this time to see if my feelings had changed. They haven't. I still hate it.

I get that the super central location is massively convenient as is the open space in front of the bar that allows punters to freely mill around without either disrupting pedestrians or getting run over. However this is only a benefit when then weather is agreeable.

In the cold and/or wet the outside option is not

so inviting but you may find you have no choice but to brave the elements as it's so tiny and crowded inside. There is a basement too but dark windowless boxes aren't really that much more of an attractive option for me.

There is nothing special enough about the drinks (as nice as they are) for me to subject myself to this place unless I'm given no option.

Sarah K

Market Place is a regular haunt for my colleagues and I who work just around the corner. We usually go on weekdays. I chose to spend my birthday there last Saturday (never been on a Saturday). We had a ball! They have music in their downstairs bar. So we ate, drank and boogied away! Brilliant night!! 


Oh and to the gentleman that wrote the review before mine....it's a bit sad that you can actually wish the closure of a business because there was a workman drilling, or whatever he was doing. Tut tut! Disappointing "mate"!

Glenn F

Food very good and drinks almost there; pilsner cold and tasty obut champagne and bid orange let down by the fact that they only had orange juice, which they presumed to serve then asked if they was ok.

Real problem was some idiot with a power drill working away in the background, blissfully unaware of the pee'd off customers trying to enjoy their lunch at a peak time on a Sunday. When I asked them to turn it off they laughed. The waitress did apologise eventually but, frankly, surely they shouldn't need reminding that they have customers in their place?

Real shame, I trust the laughing guy behind the bar will shortly be unemployed once his employers go bust. Laugh on mate.

Disappointing.

a_j_b

Had a really fab time at Market Place last night with my girlfriends.


One of my friends is quite a regular and she suggested we all meet there. Really glad she did! The cocktail list was great and we loved the options for sharing. Wasn't pricey either!!!


As for food, the menu was made up of sharing dishes which was absolutely perfect for us. We could all pick and choose what we wanted and eat as much as we liked without the bill being a problem. When it came everything was piping hot and you could tell it was all really fresh and made with good ingredients. 


The atmosphere was lively and fun and the setting was perfect with booth seating so we could easily sit and chat to each other. 


The terrace looked great too, but last night was a bit cold for us to venture out there. We will be back to take advantage of it when the weather warms up though!


Thanks Market Place! You really made what was going to be a good catch up into a great one!


Will be back!!!