New Dining Spot Inspired by Wall Street Opens at MBFC: Here’s Our Review

There’s a new spot in town that caters to your need for speed (and deliciousness). Market Bistro, inspired by New York City’s bustling CBD food scene, promises high-quality, scrumptious food served up quickly – perfect for those on-the-go lunch breaks.

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ASAP Lunch for Busy Professionals

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Executive Chef Victor Loy has crafted a clever “ASAP Lunch” menu that allows you to be the architect of your midday meal.

Choose your protein – dive into flaky battered cod, savor honey mustard glazed salmon, or go for land-based options like perfectly seared grass-fed steak or juicy garlic roasted chicken.

Vegetarians won’t be left out, with options like the Big A** Falafel boasting a fluffy, herb-infused center and the Jackfruit Shish Kebab promising a flavour explosion.

Pair your protein with delightful sides like Madras Cauliflower bursting with aromatic spices or the refreshing Sprout & Apple Slaw. Need a cheat day indulgence? Crispy shoestring fries are always a crowd-pleaser.

What Do We Think?

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Entering Market Bistro, I immediately felt transported from the frantic pace of the financial district.

Spanning over 140 square metres, the restaurant boasts a stylish ambience accentuated by a minimalist colour scheme of black, white, and dark wood furnishings.

The welcoming space accommodates 42 diners and provides the ideal setting for grabbing quick, satisfying meals with clients and colleagues or simply a place to unwind and savour a moment of relaxation.

We’ve spoken about their speedy lunches, but they’re not just about that. Market Bistro’s all-day dine-in menu offers a chance to unwind and truly indulge.

AVENUE ONE tried a few of the items from both their lunch and dinner menus, and here are the highlights:

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Fried Baby Squid (S$15)

For starters, dive into the Fried Baby Squid (S$15). Served with a housemade Spicy Aioli – an addictive sauce that pairs well with any fried bites – this starter is so good, you’ll find yourself reaching for it throughout the meal.

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Australian Blue Mussels in a Bag (S$34)

Seafood enthusiasts will delight in the Australian Blue Mussels in a Bag (S$34). Loved by me and my dining companions, this dish comes with a beautiful stock that includes ham, chili, onions, white wine, and garlic. Make sure to scoop up some of the flavourful broth with the mussels!

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Herb Roasted Chicken (S$18)

For delicious, crowd-pleasing mains during lunch, we recommend the Herb Roasted Chicken (S$18). Pair it with the Madras Cauliflower and the Homemade Chili Crunch for extra punch. Market Bistro’s Sprout & Apple Slaw and the Gribriche sauce are also excellent options to consider! The slaw, in particular, stands out, cutting through the heartiness of the meal and lifting the palate slightly.

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Fish & Chips (S$24)

If you prefer fish, Market Bistro also serves a fantastic Fish & Chips (S$24) with crispy, light batter and fresh, flaky fish.

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Steak Frites (S$28)

For those craving something hearty and satisfying, the Steak Frites (S$28) served with fries, or the Wagyu Burger Royale (S$24) are excellent choices.

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Wagyu Burger Royale (S$24), add S$8 for an extra piece of foie gras.

Considering the generous portions, the Wagyu Burger Royale offers great value for money. You can even add a generous piece of Foie Gras for an additional S$8 – a steal! I highly recommend it on a hungry day, as it enhances the enjoyment of the burger.

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Raspberry Cheesecake Parfait (S$12)

Finally, for desserts, consider the Raspberry Cheesecake Parfait (S$12) for a more acidic end to the meal, or the Chocolate Brownie (S$12) if you can’t resist a decadent treat.

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Chocolate Brownie (S$12)

Both options are equally delectable, so choose one – or indulge in both – based on your preference.

Grand Opening Perks

To celebrate their grand opening, Market Bistro is offering five days of freebies!

  •  Mug O’ Coffee Monday: Kickstart your Monday with a cup of Market Bistro’s robust coffee on the house! Proudly sourced from renowned Blacklist Coffee Roaster in Perth, Western Australia, this rich and aromatic coffee is sure to become a quintessential addition to your daily morning routine.
  • Fin-tastic Tuesday: Treat yourself to some salmon on Tuesday, the perfect tender and flaky addition to your meal, courtesy of Market Bistro!
  • Wing it Wednesday: Satisfy your midweek cravings with the Wing it Wednesday Special and enjoy a complimentary serving of succulent chicken.
  • Thursday Steak Special: Thursdays just got better with Market Bistro’s Thursday Steak Special where they’re serving up a juicy and tender steak to accompany your lunch.
  • Free Beer Friday: It’s TGIF! Come celebrate the end of the work week with Market Bistro’s Free Beer Friday and enjoy a refreshing pint.

Market Bistro is located at 12 Marina Boulevard, #01-03 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982. It is open from Monday to Friday, between 8am and 9pm.

All photos by AVENUE ONE unless otherwise stated.