The Crystal Palace Market 1

3-7 Church Road , London, SE19 2TF

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SquareMeal Review of The Crystal Palace Market

“Great local food” is the prime attraction at this stylish market-based hub on the apex of Crystal Palace’s ‘triangle’ – no wonder it’s always “packed with locals” who cram in for spanking-fresh shellfish, small plates, Josper grills and funky cocktails. The dining room makes its statement with rough bare-brick walls and fixtures fashioned from reclaimed materials, plus a central communal table in the lively bar and a story-time soundtrack playing in the toilets. Start with a plate of oysters from the fish counter or tingling lemon-cured tuna tartare with ginger, jalapeño and coriander, before tackling a whole sea bass, a Devon lamb chop or a ‘naked’ burger with crisp fries and marinated carrot salad. Pleasingly rib-sticking desserts such as hazelnut and caramel cheesecake hit the spot, breakfast is a big call for early shoppers, and the wine list entices without breaking the budget. Service is “always wonderful”, says a fan.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Crystal Palace Station 331m

Gipsy Hill Station 557m


Address: 3-7 Church Road , London SE19 2TF

Area: Upper Norwood

Opening times

Mon-Sun 10am-10.30pm


Food & Drink: 7.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 7.0

Value: 5.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

Paula M. 23 November 2013

We really enjoyed ourselves. Good wine selection, manager friendly and chatty, service was ok due to the staff being new as it had just opened. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. Choice of dishes were good and the food was yummy although a little pricey. Would go again.

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