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The Marksman Public House

254 HACKNEY ROAD, LONDON, United Kingdom, E27SJ
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Opening Information

Monday-Thursday 11am-midnight
Friday 11am-1am
Saturday 10:30am-1am
Sunday 10:30am-midnight

Kitchen opening times:
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday 12pm-4pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 6pm-10pm / Sunday 6pm-9pm

Breakfast Buns to eat in or take away: Sundays only from 10am

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Marksman Public House

The Marksman is a public house and dining room in the east end of London. Located on the corner of Horatio Street and Hackney Road, it's less than a ten minute walk from Hoxton station or a short bus or cab ride from Shoreditch, Old Street and Liverpool Street stations.

Serving the best of local beers, ales, lagers and ciders bottled and on draught alongside a selection of fine wines and spirits and with a bar menu and an exceptional restaurant offering seven days a week, The Marksman is both a great place to drink and a great place to eat

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

It was a great meal. Drinks and food were good.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

The pub overall was nice enough with a nice terrace, but we found it quite pricey for what it is. I guess that’s for being swept up in the gentrification of Hackney.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

The place is cosy and the food was nice BUT it was extremely slow. They took 1h to deliver the mains so we had to ask for bread which took 20 mins and even the desserts after were very slow.. it was desperating to the point we were about to ask for the bill and leave. It would have been nice getting an apology for the delay and the wait or a discount but anyway...

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Best looking Sunday roast..

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Table not ready at arrival, service was incredibly slow, both food and drinks took forever to arrive. The roast itself was chewy and not done perfectly. Horseradish has no kick, everything needed salt. For what you pay, not worth it.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Very good quality. Excellent wine. Friendly staff. Asparagus starter could have been more reasonably priced, in relation to the others.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

The service was really slow, when we arrived our table wasn’t ready so we sat at the bar, after 20 minutes I asked if it was ready and we were taken to our table. Disappointing No one came over to tell us! We also had to ask multiple times to get someone to take our orders and had to keep reminding the staff to bring over our drinks and starters. Despite this the food and drinks were good.

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Hi Vanessa, Thank you for leaving us your feedback. As one of the managers, I am saddened to hear that on this occasion we have haven't reached our usual service standards. I would love to discuss your experience with us further and I would appreciate if you dropped me an email on [email protected] I am looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Paul

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

The food was great but unfortunately we had to wait 40 minutes past our booking time for our table to be available. The staff were friendly but it didn't make up for the considerable delay and the slow speed with which food was coming out of the kitchen. By the time we eventually got food, at close to 10pm we were absolutely starving! The waiting staff kindly gave us a round of drinks for free but it couldn't really make up for the slow service. The dinner was for a birthday celebration so it was a shame that, despite the delicious food, our experience fell so short of expectations.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

The young waitress spent much time sniffing the cork but still served and poured the wine which was corked. She needs more training. The beef wing rib is £5 more than what is shown on your sample menu online which is a bit cheeky. It was lovely though. Great cooking.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Hi there, I would like to make a complaint about my experience at The Marksman last Sunday. I booked a table for 15:00 for 5 x people. Upon arriving at 15:00 we were rudely asked to wait at the bar – which we did. We ordered a drink and ended up waiting for a further 15 minutes (after asking, being ignored by staff) to be seated. The waiting staff didn’t ask if we wanted any more drinks (for the entire sitting) and only served us anything when prompted. There was no initiative at all to this experience. Even though a few guests were delayed the staff informed us the kitchen would be closing, so we ordered for out late arrivals. The staff weren’t sympathetic towards this but more demanded we do this (like we were delaying there day and shift). The vegetarian option should in no way be charged the same as a meat main. Especially since it’s a small pasty with no vegetables. You are hard pushed to serve a roast that has only one trimming – potatoes – all for £30. I don’t see how that should be the same price or that vegetables aren’t provided. £5 for some wilted spinach felt ridiculous. Through-out the whole dining experience, no waiter came and asked whether we were enjoying our meal, asked if we like anything more. Lastly, upon receiving our deserts, the waiter didn’t even say ‘enjoy’ but said only ‘We need to lay the table for dinner service’. I found that rude and inconsiderate. Overally, if I’m spending £30 (roughly double what a perfectly good roast would be at a pub) I expect the service to reflect that. I normally never complain but in honesty I left unhappy and also, and most importantly, still hungry. I hope you’ve found this feedback useful and constructive.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

We found the food overpriced and portions quite small. In terms of a Sunday Roast really quite ordinary with extraordinary prices. Massive markup on wines. Generally disappointing.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Great food. Some staff much better than others.

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Food was great, service was terrible

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Big chicken and garlic pie was great, brown butter and honey tart dessert likewise, with an excellent cuttlefish starter. The vegetarian option was pallid by comparison. Service was good. I've eaten in the dining room and the bar area, both have their advantages.

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Great experience. Best meal of the trip. Very hip. Very tasty. The staff were especially personable.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Great food & atmosphere, lovely service. Look forward to going again.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Excellent all round. I love a Sunday Roast but they are generally average to good, good if you are lucky. The roast at the Marksman however is outstanding with the best roast potatoes in London.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Excellent food but expensive. Really should include sides for the price, especially on a sunday lunch/eve

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

What a wonderful find! food ambience and setting are just great, i mean really great - excellent portions, quality cuts etc. The only negative comment i have is that we came with the children, and whilst we understood that there are no childrens portion - not all of the menu was offered. For example the roast chicken was not on my menu, yet i noticed other tables having full roasts - this would have been a perfect dish for my wife and 2 young children - had it been offered or had it appeared on the menu then this would have been chosen

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Service is stuffy and unjustifiably pretentious. Also, you might want to train your staff that is service charge is DISCRETIONARY based on the level of service they provide. And if a customer does not pay the full service charge then they should not be stopped on the way out and accused of not paying the full bill. Dreadful approach. Also, blaming the bar being busy for drinks being served after starters isn’t acceptable.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Maybe it was the night but 45mins between courses is not something that you expect of a restaurant with this reputation.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Really awful evening. Squeezed in a corner waiting interminably unable to hear. Boiling hot. Food OK. Service poor. Probably different experience in the upstairs dining room. Awful to eat in the bar area.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Service was really poor. We booked for 3:15 and were left standing by the bar for 25 minutes with the explanation ‘your table isn’t ready yet’ when we could see our table and when it was finally ‘ready’ nothing had changed to it. This was so awkward for us standing in the way with all our gear and is poor if a booking had been made so far in advance. Took ages to get drinks and and the menu wasn’t explained to us. 12.5% service was absolutely not deserving. There was below bar service let alone doing anything above and beyond. Further , the female bathrooms were absolutely foul- dirty, missing toilet seat on one and they were very unkept.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Great products are at the very base of this great gastropub that serves great English seasonal food with no fuss with attentive service in a smart ambience.

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