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Market Bar and Bistro

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The Market House Market Place | Somerton, Somerton TA11 7NB, England
+44 1458 272468
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Enjoyed lunch here with my wife. A small but fresh cooked menu and tasty and good value for money. Friendly staff and all clean and up together. The ambience was French with paintings but the back room was stuffy and quite close together with other guests

Thank Binks0045
Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We came here on recommendations and were not very impressed. The place was totally empty apart from us so no atmosphere as such but it was a Thursday night. It was ok. Thursday is our date night and so we have visited a lot of eating places locally that were packed out on a Thursday but sadly this one was... More 

Thank Catherine J
Cornwall, UK
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Had an evening meal here at around 7pm. Lovely menu but we wanted the mussels or venison listed on the menu and both were not available. Why put them on the everyday menu if you cannot provide them? Only wanted a main course and discovered the size was not generous. Absolutely delicious lemon sole and the veggies were perfectly cooked... More 

Thank Maggie P
Street, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

just called in on passing made welcome the meals we had were very nice staff pleasent not many other diners reasonable prices

Thank beverleyann616
Horsham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We visited as a group of twelve on a Saturday night, arrived at 7.30 to a pleasant welcome. Food was adequate, but service somewhat over enthusiastic - we were done and dusted and out by 9.30, feeling rushed.

3 Thank MEM315
Horsham, United Kingdom
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495 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

First taste of the restaurants of this area for our party and not impressed. Going for a special of the day I drew the short straw. The trio of fish were individually dry and unpleasant and the three of us who had it wondered what the unpleasant pink sauce was meant to add to the experience. My wife had two... More 

2 Thank OLDGIT71
Somerset, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We visited with friends for an evening meal. the menu was good and varied. The food was good although our sea bass main course was good, it was rather dry. The service was good and friendly although they did seem in rather hurry for us to pay and leave at the end. We would return as we thought it was... More 

2 Thank Ann F
Somerset, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Nice menu, generous portions but spoilt by the fact that the general ambience is that of a pub rather than a wine bar. Loud diners, loud landlord and loud punters at the bar spoils what could actually be a nice privately owned bar. Its all about standards and the basics are there but they need considerable refinement.

2 Thank IntoSomerset
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104 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We were tempted in for an evening meal after reading the menu outside, which listed all manner of delicious sounding dishes. We ate on a mid-week night and were the only diners for the duration of our visit. There were a few folk at the bar drinking. There was nothing ''stand out'' about this place. The atmosphere was completely lacking,... More 

1 Thank ClementineDaze
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

A group of 8 ate at the Market Bar and had a great night out. The atmosphere was just right, the service spot on and the food had no complaints from all 8. We were in the little room just off the main bar and it was perfect to eat and chat in while separate from the rest of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Market House Market Place | Somerton, Somerton TA11 7NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Somerton
  • Phone Number: +44 1458 272468
Market bar & Bistro in Somerton will be re- opening from 1st August 2013 with brand new owners
A surprise awaits you as you step in to this 16th Century market house which is now The Market Bar & Bistro. We
are a contemporary modern bistro with a cosy, informal atmosphere in the center of historic Somerton.

Ideally suited for lunchtime and evening diners, The Market Bar is the perfect meeting place for drinks or enjoying fine dining in stylish surroundings with great atmosphere.
Our food is locally sourced and Homemade.

Monday to Friday Lunchtimes we have a 2 course menu for £9.95 From 12pm till 2pm, we also have a separated Specials board at lunchtimes and evenings.
Our opening hours are Monday to Sunday lunchtimes food is served from 12pm till 2pm and Monday to Saturday evenings food served from 6.30Pm till 9.00Pm,
Closed Sunday Evening

Fiona, Duncan & Avril have been in the business for many years and look forward to seeing old and new faces for our next adventure.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?