Taberna Do Mercado

4.3
283 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Portuguese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
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Taberna do Mercado is an all-day casual Portuguese restaurant from chef Nuno Mendes, offering small sharing plates alongside an exiting and accessible Portuguese wine list. 
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Portuguese
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Hours of Operation
Taberna do Mercado is open from 12 noon all day every day.

You can book a table for lunch from 12—2.45pm online or by calling the restaurant directly

Between 3pm—6pm you can walk in for drinks, cured meats, cheeses and other cold snacks.

Dinner is from 6—9.45pm. You can book a table for dinner online or by calling us in the restaurant.*

*Except Sundays when we offer a dinner service between 6pm and 8pm.
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Phone number
020 7375 0649
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Nuno Mendes
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Public Transit
Situated a short walk from Liverpool Street and Aldgate East underground stations and Shoreditch High Street overground station.
Additional
Outdoor dining , Wine
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London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner, the dishes were simple yet and explosion of taste. Truly enjoyed the seafood rice. Highly recommended restaurant

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstandingly creative Portuguese cooking. Interesting wines. A very informal atmosphere and friendly staff.

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London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant with a really creative menu and interesting take on Portuguese cuisine. Had read reviews commenting on the staff but found everyone there to be an absolute pleasure, offering plenty of great advice and a friendly service. The food is fantastic with a good portion size for sharing and puddings worth saving room for! Would highly recommend.

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London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food. My favorite : mackerel filet with home made dried tomatos and a home made fish broth.. Really excellent.

Thank you
Mana

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service. Small plates are perfect for sharing. And make sure you have the pastel de nata for dessert!

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London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was really impressed by Taberno do Mercado. Friendly service, nice location, but most important of all the food was simply excellent. Would definitely go again, and would definitely recommend

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Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent petiscos and wine to celebrate my husband's birthday. Nice atmosphere. Particularly liked the ham (palheta) and bean fritters. A good variety of Wine by the glass was available. Tasty custard tart straight from the oven!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very easy going place, still with a touch of Mediterranean style. Healthy and taste food, and good wine. We have been sitting outside so it was intimate and not noisy.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good Portugese tapas. Creative and surprising. Beautiful desserts: pastel de nata best wellknown Portugese dessert but here very good executed - crunchy outside and light - not to sweet creamy custard. Pao de Lo: surprising sponge cake with liquid centre and touch of seasalt (flaky crystals)... and most memorable: Abade de Priscos: culinary art. Beautiful to look at and delicious. How this dessert is made with porc fat is a mystery. As a foodie I would like to know!
Guest wife and other staff gives you excellent service!

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NB
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Very small portions for what you paid for. Peri peri chicken was not spicy at all. Very good service though

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NG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good quality food and excellent service

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d
London
84 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food at the Taberna is outstanding - lots of little well made imaginative dishes and delicious desserts. It's pricey but worth it. Unfortunately this time the service was less than expected - which given the service is included in the bill is disappointing. Hopefully will improve for next visit.

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London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Suuuuuuper good. The waiters are quite patient and friendly. Good food!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food that's well-priced and a great range of Portuguese wines (also try the excellent gin). Highly recommend the pork sandwich, the green bean fritters and the pork and chicken sausage.

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London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pao de lò cake was fantastic, truly recommend this restaurant, excellent value, great fresh food, perfectly executed and presented.

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Lovely venue, great staff, great beer.

Just a shame the portions are sooooo small.
For two us we had 8 tapas and still left hungry.

The beer is Super Bock on draft which is great.
Prices are okay. But when you leave hungry, it doesn't matter........

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FR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an amazing meal at Taberna - I'd been wanting to go for a while, and so booked in for my boyfriends 30th. As a surprise, his mum was joining us (from Australia!) and the staff were EXCELLENT at keeping this a surprise, and making the evening completely seamless. The staff were very knowledgeable about the food, and with 6 of us dining, were able to just put together a really delicious selection so we didn't have to think too much about it! Tasty sharing food, with excellent wine and amazing service! Highly recommended.

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always gorgeous.
Why does this review have to be 50 characters for me to submit it?

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there last Sunday to meet with a friend in town and what a lovely surprise!
The food was delicious,the staff really friendly and with a lot of good tips,the atmosphere was lovely.
It's definitely a must to go if you're around the area - and make sure you try the pão de ló!

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Very bad experience. Average and greasy food. Overpriced! Tapas are super small but expensive. On top of that also the service was a bit rude and unprofessional. They recommended a bottle of wine and it was 44 pounds. Definitely not worth it!

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London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always, it's always a pleasure to go back and have such an amazing food and service. Will come back soon.

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HG
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Met up with some friends for a meal after a visit to Dennis Sever's House. We had a fab evening. The service was really good, the staff were knowledgable and helpful. We were not sure what to order as this was Portuguese tapas as apposed to the Spanish tapas we were used to ordering. The advice they gave us was good as the food that arrived was delicious. The wine was a special treat - from Portugal. Not had before and really enjoyed it. We all agreed we would visit again despite it being a bit pricey (around £55 per head). There was live music in the market which was a bit loud, but did not spoil the evening.

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London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2017
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Have eaten here several years since opened and always LOVED it.

Yesterday wasn't good though (sorry) - very poor experience all round and think maybe few guys on first shifts and so on - or just not getting it - felt very stilted and awkward. Will still return as love the menu.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food and service was good but it's totally overpriced, so disappointing overall. Nearby Smokestak is much better.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a great location

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V
London
60 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food with friendly service. I don't know much about Portuguese wines, but the staff were very helpful and we had a lovely bottle of red wine. We were very adventurous and we tried a lot of dishes that we didn't really know what they were and they were all delicious!

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and the service really good! I recommend it for a special occasion!

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K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Innovative modern Portuguese beautifully presented, using well sourced quality ingredients treated with respect by the kitchen team. Slight quibble over some of the portion sizes. The 200 day aged beef is a must ! Small but well put together wine list and the red's from the Azores ouze with character, feral and alive ! Wiill definitely go again !

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RU
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The Restaurant provides a very good selection of Portuguese tapas with a personal touch from the Chef!
The quality of the food is very good, however some of the portions are ridiculous small for the price!
If you are hungry be prepared to pay.
Overall Good but extremely overpriced!

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HM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Cod dish was out of this world. Meal overall was really excellent. Just lacking in ambience, maybe due to Bank holiday hangover. Would definitely go back

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V
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The place in itself it's not bad. However, it's not mind blowing. And the fact that's on Spitafield it's a bit off putting. The food it's really nice, not heavy yet not memorable. The best is the Prego sandwich followed by the shrimp dish. The service is very nice and friendly. Overall it's OK. The bitter end it's the bill. Although it's the norm to pay £35 pounds for a dinner in London, in this case it felt not commesurate with the whole dinner experience.

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A
Essex
12 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and a good location. We really enjoyed our long lazy lunch.

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MO
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very well reinvented comfort Portuguese food. Friendly service. Poor wine selection. Very good value.

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AM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple but elegant, serving amazing Portuguese tapas!

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LB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, brilliant service. What more needs to be said, apart from we kept requesting more bread to mop up the saucy remains of each dish. Worth every penny.

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NY
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an outstanding dinner here while visiting London; creative, modern Portuguese food, served in small plate format. The fish and charcuterie were some of the best we've ever had. Interesting wine list and friendly, low-key service. We liked it so much we went back for lunch a few days later. A real find.

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l
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was absolutely tasty. Some of the best I've had. Would eat here everyday if I worked around here

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with fantastic service. The staff really went the extra mile to give us a great experience.

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f
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing Portuguese cooking, all so flavourful and delicious. It's worth asking for recommendations from your waiter as they're really knowledgeable and won't steer you wrong. The service is brilliant and the ambience great for a casual catch up. It's a relaxed setting with sublime food, I highly recommend it.

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London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing and the service was great, we went on a sunday night and the place was empty so ambiance wasn't great but I can imagine it being really cosy and lively on a Friday/Saturday night

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