Market

Price guide: Mid-range

43 Parkway, London, NW1 7PN

Price guide: Mid-range

Market dining room

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#54 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Mature travellers, No fuss, Relaxation, Shopping

Expert review of Market

Stylishly relaxed restaurant serving great British food at kind prices.

There are a lot of restaurants in Camden Town, but not many great ones. Whether you’re looking for British food, or simply a grown-up retreat from the gaudy market stalls, this place is, for my money, the area’s best.

Food and drink: 

The menu changes daily, but this should give you the right idea: salad of English blue cheese, hazelnuts and blood orange; Dorset crab risotto; poached bacon shoulder; Duke of Berkshire pork belly with roast quince; rose veal with anchovy butter. Desserts (treacle pud, seasonal fruit fool or crumble, grilled figs, home-made ice creams) are proper scrumptious stuff. I’ve had some note-perfect fish and chips here too. The approachable wine list offers 20-or-so bottles of each colour.

Ambience: 

Cosily ultilitarian, with bare brick walls, simple wooden chairs, zinc-topped tables and a big vase of colourful flowers on the bar.

Service: 

Friendly, prompt, knowledgeable and as comforting as the cooking.

Location: 

On traffic-heavy Parkway, about 5 minutes from the tube; it’s also walkable from Regent’s Park.

Price advice: 

If you don’t mind a limited choice of dishes, the weekday set lunch is brilliant value at £10 for two courses. Otherwise expect to pay £30-£35 a head for three courses without drinks. Wines start at £16 a bottle.

More information on Market:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Restaurant
Food:
British, Modern, Traditional
Address:
43 Parkway, London, NW1 7PN
Telephone:
020 7267 9700
Website:
http://www.marketrestaurant.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm; Sun 1pm-3.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Market? Would you recommended it?