The Market House
9 Market Place, Saffron Walden, CB10 1HQ
The medieval market town of Saffron Walden is one of Essex’s prettiest towns, and with such a wealth of historic buildings to admire it’s certainly worth a visit. While you’re there, you must seek out The Market House, an exceptional tapas restaurant that deserves to be top of every foodie’s hit list. A chic, sophisticated vibe and plenty of personal touches ensure that The Market House stands out as a first-rate venue. The restaurant operates an adults-only policy, so it’s ideal for a relaxing evening away from the kids, or a catch up with friends over a cocktail or two. The kitchen team has crafted an unbeatable menu of small plates that’s packed with tempting offerings for all tastes and preferences. If it’s seafood you’re after, opt for breaded whitebait with tartare sauce, or king prawns cooked in chilli and garlic butter. Other irresistible plates include grilled halloumi accompanied by pesto-coated peppers and garlic-roasted courgettes with Parmesan shavings, alongside lamb kofta skewers served with minted yoghurt, and pork meatballs in tomato and sage sauce. The drinks offering is equally impressive, thanks to an exciting cocktail menu and expertly curated wine list featuring bottles from around the world, all of which can be enjoyed in the vibrant bar area.