Market Tavern at Shepherd Market

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Hang out in Shepherd Market at night and you’ll quickly realise that Market Tavern is the most popular of the many pubs in this ye olde corner of Mayfair – it’s usually packed, both indoors and on the pavement outside.

Market Tavern serves good, wholesome pub grub and has an interesting range of draught ales (currently 11 speciality draught beers and three real ales), so – perhaps unsurprisingly – attracts a yuppier crowd in the evening (it is in a quaint part of Mayfair after all) than the more down-to-earth neighbouring pubs where you’re more likely to get a seat.

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Boudoir-inspired Chesterfield Room upstairs at lunchtime – ‘a nostalgic nod to a bygone era when this part of Mayfair was famous for brothels and bawdy tales’ so says Market Tavern’s literature.

I prefer going to Market Tavern at lunchtimes when it’s less busy and it’s no hassle to get served. You order food (as well as drinks) at the bar – staff are usually friendly and take care of you, and serve tasty, good quality food fairly speedily.

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Smoked salmon on seeded bread with chips – £6

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Fish finger sandwich with chips – £6

Menu offerings change regularly, so check the website for all the latest.

Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 3 / 5
~ Type: British
~ Address: 7 Shepherd Street, London
~ Postcode: W1J 7HR
~ Tel: 020 7491 0910
~ Nearest tube station: Green Park
~ Website: Market Tavern website
~ Location: Market Tavern map

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