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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Portuguese-inspired cooking in Old Spitalfields Market

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At a glance

All day dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

'Market tavern' is appropriate, as this is within Old Spitalfields Market. It's a modest, even minimalist, place, spacious and bright, with wooden dining chairs at plain tables and painted brick walls. Small sharing plates of Portuguese-inspired food is the theme, built on specially sourced ingredients. Kick off with something from the 'snacks' section - perhaps prawn rissóis (a breaded pastry from the Lisbon region stuffed with shellfish) - and pick and mix from the rest of the menu, from imported cheeses and cured meats (perhaps smoked red wine sausage) to scallops with brown butter and walnuts, say, or cod tongue, and end with creamy egg sponge cake.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 24–28 December
  • Closed for lunch: 1 January
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 10
  • All day dining


  • Chef(s): Nuno Mendes, Antonio Galapito, André Coimbra

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Mediterranean, Portuguese
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 80

Additional information

  • Seats: 80

Getting here

Nearest train station

Liverpool Street
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