St George’s Market Bar & Grill : Review (@georgesbargrill)

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Im a big fan of St George’s Market. I love the atmosphere of live music, the fishmongers, the cakes, fresh fruit and veg and the hussle and bussle of the many tourists that frequent the historic market. I would regularly visit the famous hot food stalls.

But did you know St George’s market has its very own bar and grill restaurant?

Upstairs in St George’s Market is the Bar & Grill. It’s always been there, but because it’s upstairs, it seems to some a bit forgotten and overlooked. Even more so when the market is not open.

Good service and friendly down to earth staff is important as to whether I enjoy my experience at a restaurant. The manager, Kathy Toye is exactly what a hostess should be and her team of young servers are fast, friendly and keen to please. We were instantly made welcome and I noticed that a lot of the customers were on first name bases with the staff. Obviously regular customers.

My first impressions of the menu was that it was varied and had a good selection to cater for everyone’s tastes and budget.

For my main meal I went for duck….

Pan Seared Gressingham Duck Breast, Potato Rosti, Apple & Citrus Marmalade £15.95

 

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The duck was cooked perfectly and was delicious with the potato rosti and marmalade sauce. The meal was accompanied with vegetables that was well presented. I was very pleased with my choice and wanted to try something different than the obvious steak. It passed the “I want to lick the plate” test.

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Crème Brulee, Orchard Plum Compote, Cinnamon Biscuit : £6

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The creme brulee was creme brulee. You can’t really go wrong with it. It was very nice, however my guest had Sticky Toffee Pudding, Butterscotch Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream, and I was jealous….

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For real market lovers, you can get breakfast from 8am on Fridays and from 9am on Saturdays. I recommend sitting on the balcony overlooking the busy market stalls. Overall… this is an excellent restaurant and perfect venue for a bite to eat before a show in the Waterfront hall. Their lunch menu also looks excelllent. Unfortunatly it is not opened on a Sunday, which is a shame as a Sunday roast and shopping in the market would be a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

I will deffinitly be back!

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