The Market Porter

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Welcome to The Market Porter pub and restaurant, where we serve delicious, classic British and Modern European pub fare, using local and seasonal ingredients. All of our food is complemented by a great range of award winning traditional ales, craft beers, local gins, and fine wines.
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4.6
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Londoner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a lovely time at the Market Porter! Great food and wonderful food and service, thank you

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vipYasmeen
London
26 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Market Porter - February 2020. I met some friends at the Market Porter for post work drinks and dinner. Nice pub, typical pub fare. Would happily return.

The Market Porter
Responded on 1 March 2020

Thank you Yasmeen! Lovely to hear 😊

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TamsinM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good roast dinner on a Sunday. Veg option good but cut up your beetroot in the wellington. Otherwise lovely

The Market Porter
Responded on 1 March 2020

Thank you for your comments TamsinM Hope to see you soon

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CiaraF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best steak I’ve had in ages. And really great service from our waitress Annetta! She was really friendly, and kindly answered all of our annoying questions on the menu :) took good care of us and gave great menu recommendations. Our table had the steak, haddock and pie - and all plates were wiped clean the food was so good! Will definitely be back very soon!

The Market Porter
Responded on 17 February 2020

CiaraF that makes for a great read! Thank you for your lovely comments. I will make sure that Aneta reads this also, she will be delighted! 😊 We look forward to seeing you soon for more delicious Market Porter fare. 🙏

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PeterB
London
26 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food excellent as always, Harvey's beer well kept. Quite quiet this lunchtime, although understand fully booked for two successive evenings. Nice to have the usual table overlooking the Market. Staff great!

The Market Porter
Responded on 17 February 2020

Thank you PeterB! It’s always our pleasure 😊 Hope to see you again soon! Many Thanks 🙏

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leeM
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good staff, great location .... lovely food ...Id go again

The Market Porter
Responded on 11 February 2020

Thank you so much leeM Hope to see you again soon! X

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Vanny
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great atmosphere. The staff are lovely, very friendly and attentive without being over-bearing. Really good experience!

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JohnS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My second visit, both occasions being for an early evening supper meeting family. What first drew us here by chance was the upstairs dining room, a relative haven compared to the extreme noise of many London pubs, so that we could at least hear ourselves talk. The food turned out to be excellent, maybe a little pricey, but I live in Norfolk so most London things seem expensive. Staff were very attentive, beers good, Harveys from Lewes being a favourite of mine. All in all a great find.

The Market Porter
Responded on 11 February 2020

We are delighted that you enjoyed your unexpected visit here JohnS, let’s hope it was the first of many! Thank you for your kind words, it’s always appreciated 😊 Many Thanks from all the team X

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Meera
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, really friendly staff. We were late and our table was kept for nearly half an hour. The food was so good and great value for money. I'm definitely going back!

The Market Porter
Responded on 11 February 2020

Thank you for such lovely words Meera We look forward to your next visit 😊 Many Thanks from everyone here at The Market Porter

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ElizabethC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Limited selection of food but everything we ordered was delicious. Quiet as it was mid afternoon. Waitress lovely

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PETERB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Usual table by the window overlooking the market is my preferred table for many years. On Thursday last the food was the best ever. The haddock on a broccoli mash with a poached egg was beautifully cooked, worthy of any so called gourmet pub. Congratulations to the chef, who I was about to congratulate but he dashed sideways into the gents. I thought he deserved a break from customers and cooking! I am back on the 13th and will be interested to see what is on the specials....except it is some time since I indulged in good, tried and tested sausage and mash at the Porter! Well done all round. Thank you. Peter

The Market Porter
Responded on 11 February 2020

Many Thanks for your lovely review Peter 😊 We look forward to seeing you again on the 13th, keep your eyes peeled for those sneaky sausages ..... they may make a celebrity appearance on the specials board just for you! See you soon Peter! x

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GinnyH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were friendly and helpful. Service was efficient and the food was good quality.

The Market Porter
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thanks GinnyH Hope to see you again soon! X

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NoelM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been visiting the Market Porter for a number of years and have always found it a really welcoming and friendly venue. In recent times the food had stepped up another level and that allied to the wonderful dining room upstairs with its views across Borough Market makes it a must go location. We, and our friends could not recommend it more highly.

The Market Porter
Responded on 30 January 2020

NoelM Thank you for your lovely review 😊 We are very proud of our delicious pub fare, the upstairs dining room with our exceptional service is a real gem! We look forward to your next visit X

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HelenC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely pub just opposite to Borough market. The waitress was very friendly and helpful in choosing the beer. Food was delicious and well presented. We had a good family lunch there. Would recommend for anyone visiting borough market at lunchtime.

The Market Porter
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you Helen C We hope you will join us again soon! Many Thanks 🙏

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Louis
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Great location, good service, slightly let down by the food. Sunday lunch - not a bad meal as such but not good enough for the price to recommend or make a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service super cordial, efficace et rapide. Qualité/prix dans l assiette très correct et solution pour les enfants rapidement trouvée. À faire

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SteveM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not the first time I have lunched at the Market Porter. As before Thoughtfully enjoyed the experience. The staff and food were excellent. I will hopefully be visiting again before Christmas with other friends.

The Market Porter
Responded on 24 November 2019

SteveM Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many Thanks again from All The Team X

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LesleyS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant above a pub looking over Borough market. Great setting

The Market Porter
Responded on 21 November 2019

Many Thanks LesleyS 🙏

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HelenM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this place - great ambience, tasty food and fantastic, friendly service.

The Market Porter
Responded on 19 November 2019

HelenM - we are delighted that you enjoyed, hope to see you soon! Many Thanks 🙏

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vipAndyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Roast Beef I had with my Sunday lunch was inedible(tough, sinewy and chewy).

The Market Porter
Responded on 19 November 2019

Hi AndyB We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your Sunday roast with us. If there is ever a problem with the food we are always happy to put that right and prepare a fresh meal for you, if we are made aware. Please email me personally so that I can invite you back for a roast on us. themarketporter@markettaverns.co.uk Kind regards Rachel Brown Restaurant Manager

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tartetatin
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

3 family members came here for Sunday lunch. We really enjoyed the food, although might have preferred a little less meat and more veg variety. It would have been great to have bread sauce or cranberry sauce with chicken.
The staff were very friendly and efficient and this is obviously a very popular place. We each had one course, one glass of wine and shared a pudding. Maybe we not used to London prices but £30 a head seemed quite a lot for a simple pub lunch.

The Market Porter
Responded on 26 October 2019

Thank you for your review tartetatin We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your Sunday roast with us. All of our roasts, including the vegan, come with greens, carrot, parsnip and roast potatoes, a medley of veg which is an ample serve and variety. Our meat and vegetables are sourced from good British suppliers, our food prepared fresh daily and cooked to order. We feel our prices are a fair reflection of this quality. We do hope you will join us again the next time you are in London.

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Londoner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service, very well looked after, thank you

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AurelieF
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good place with delicious pies ! The waitress was adorable.

The Market Porter
Responded on 27 September 2019

Thank you AurelieF Our homemade pies are truly scrumptious! Hope you can come back soon to try more 😋 Many Thanks 🙏 From myself & all The Team Rachel

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EstherM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, better than standard pub fare and very friendly staff

The Market Porter
Responded on 27 September 2019

Come & see us again soon EsterM! Many Thanks 🙏 x

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PETERB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usuak cheerful and efficent service good food too - but I do wish they would reinstate sausages and mash! Always know how to keep their beer well and always a good choice.

The Market Porter
Responded on 19 September 2019

Thank you PETERB Lovely to hear you enjoy our home cooked pub food. Sausage & Mash does make an appearance on our specials board from time to time. The next you book with us, request sausages and we’ll try our best to get them in for for you! Hope to see you soon x

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raymond
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

very average pub——————————————————————————————————

The Market Porter
Responded on 2 September 2019

Hi Raymond Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry to hear that you had an average experience here at The Market Porter. I’m interested to know what happened on this visit and why we did not leave a better impression. Great customer service is something that we do take pride in. My email is below if you would be so kind as to take this conversation further. Many Thanks, Rachel Brown Restaurant Manager themarketporter@markettaverns.co.uk

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LauraS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and the staff was very friendly. The live music downstairs created a nice ambience for the dinner. Will definitely be coming back.

The Market Porter
Responded on 28 August 2019

Thank you so much LauraS, that is a lovely read. There certainly is a lot of buzzing atmosphere in our pub and on the street outside! We look forward to seeing you soon x

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DeniseH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Generous portions of the Sunday roast and warm, welcoming service.

The Market Porter
Responded on 28 August 2019

Thanks Denise We do serve a hearty roast to be proud of! Hope you can join us again soon. Many Thanks From All The Team 🙏

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GlendaR
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful food and the service very efficient while relaxed. A great place for a family reunion - Borough Market is just over the road for a stroll afterwards

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BrendaH
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place - everything was outstanding! Service was excellent as was the food. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a last minute booking on a busy summer night. The food we had, the service and atmosphere was FAULTLESS. I had a lovely home made summer pie which was one of the most perfectly cooked and delicately flavoured pies I have ever had. The second time I have eaten here recently and on both occasions every aspect impressed us all. A very very strong recommend

The Market Porter
Responded on 3 August 2019

Thank you for such a glowing review! 😊 It is a joy to know that we are getting it right and consistently, a huge credit to Team Market Porter. Many Thanks 🙏 Hope to see you soon from everyone here x

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SteveM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time I have met my cousin for lunch at the Market Porter. Each time the service and food have been excellent. We both enjoy the atmosphere of borough market and the pub is like an oasis right in the middle of everything. 😊

The Market Porter
Responded on 3 August 2019

This is so lovely 😊 to read SteveM We do hope you will keep coming back with your cousins, we are always delighted to have return customers. All the best and Many Thanks From all The Team x

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PETERB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food freshly cooked to order friendly service. Book a table in the restaurant upstairs.

The Market Porter
Responded on 28 August 2019

Thank you PETERB Our upstairs dining room is a little gem, so glad you enjoyed. Hope to see you again soon!! 😊

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PeterK
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosy place, very kind and attentive staff, great food, and good views of the crowd outside Borough Street market - highly recommended if you like pub food.

The Market Porter
Responded on 30 July 2019

Thank you PeterK We are delighted you enjoyed, the window tables in our upstairs dining room are great for people watching. We hope you can come and see us again! Many Thanks x

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in when they were about to close and they seated us right away.. service was awesome! Plus the food was outstanding. I enjoyed my experience and will be back when I come to London. Thank you! (From Washington D.C.)

The Market Porter
Responded on 30 July 2019

Thank you for your kind words We are always happy to accommodate 😊 Hope to see you on your next visit back to London x

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JoHass
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit just as good as the first! Beautiful roast dinner for Sunday lunch. Will definitely recommend & return.

The Market Porter
Responded on 30 July 2019

So glad you enjoyed our Sunday Roast JoHass, it really is delicious! We look forward to seeing you on your return Many Thanks from all The Team! X

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NomNomNom
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its a good pub to bring international visitors too. The range of traditional food is limited but the quality is good. Usually the quality of the beer is something, but in the summer, cask ale is more restricted in terms of the number available, which is a little disappointing given the reputation the pub has.

The Market Porter
Responded on 4 July 2019

Thank you for your review We are glad you enjoyed your food and visit here at The Market Porter. In this warm weather unfortunately we do see our sales of Cask Ale drop slightly, customers preferring cold keg beer and cider in the sun. To avoid our lovely ales spoiling before they are sold, we reduce the availability so that the ales on offer stay in tip top tasty condition. We have delicious keg ales such as Adnams Mosaic, Meantime Pale Ale, Founders All Day IPA and Beaver Town Gamma Ray

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MarkW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal I saw coming out of the kitchen looted good. Chilled filtered water placed on the table straight away without being asked for which is good. Service excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Liked the extra little pot of gravy for personal use. Recommended.

The Market Porter
Responded on 19 June 2019

Thank you MarkW We take a lot of pride in what we do in our little restaurant but it’s still nice to know that we are getting it right. We do hope you can join us again soon!

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Ajb123
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely evening, great service and food. Relaxed atmosphere and quiet enough in the restaurant to be able to talk. Small menu but quality of food was very good.

The Market Porter
Responded on 19 June 2019

Lovely to know Ajb123, Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

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Rory
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Traditional Pub in Borough Market.
Genuine old pub with great Atmosphere, friendly staff, no fuss, good beer and wines.
One of London’s finest!

The Market Porter
Responded on 19 June 2019

Thanks Rory! We love our old pub too! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit, be sure to come back soon!

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The Market Porter is rated 4.4 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.