Review on Market Porter
Widely regarded as London's premier real ale pub, the Market Porter originally set out its stall in 1508 and has been going strong ever since. It still looks the part with original panelled walls, decorative glass partitions, weathered wooden floors and unique lead-lined interior windows. No wonder it has made countless film appearances (most recently as the Third Hand Book Emporium in 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban').
The Porter is a favourite with Borough Market traders and has a special weekday licence from 6 in the morning. Once breakfast and the early shift is over, the place fills up with office workers, tourists and beer buffs eager to sample the awesome range on offer (over 40 different ales appear each week). The Market Porter recently teamed up with the Greenwich-based Meantime Brewing Company to expand its choice even further.
On the food front, expect platefuls of traditional British pub food depending on what the chef can procure from the market. Standard stuff is available in the bar, with a more ambitious choice on offer in the upstairs restaurant. Pasta and salads flesh out a menu that also takes in the likes of Rick Stein prawns with fresh mango, rack of lamb with rosemary and bubble 'n squeak, whole sea bream with 'loadsa herbs' and a mighty mixed grill.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (5.00pm Fri-Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express