Kitchen opening times:
Saturday 11pm-4pm / Sunday 12-4pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 6pm-11pm / Sunday 6pm-9pm
Breakfast Buns to eat in or take away: Sundays only from 10:30am
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- 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
Impossible to get waiter’s attention so often had to go to get up and stop them in their tracks to ask them something or just go to the bar for drinks, some items of food forgotten and therefore arrived at end of the meal, so ate a £21 pork chop with no sides, while my friend sat there not eating anything because they forgot her dumplings, bill was wrong so had to do the uncomfortable thing of explaining items to remove (after trying to get waiters attention for 15 minutes). SO disappointed considering the food was largely delicious.
Great food, excellent service and lovely atmosphere - all for a reasonable price.
The food was delicious, specially the burnt butter tart, YUM!
Really excellent Sunday roast. Best we’ve had in some time. Minor gripe about the draught from the front door when sat in the front bar area, but otherwise 5/5
Excellent food and lovely staff
A nice Sunday Lunch - somewhere we'd been excited to try. The food and wine was, on the whole, delicious. I would say though that some of my beef was a bit on the overcooked side - which was a bit of a shame. The service was v friendly and largely good, but a little more attentiveness would have been nice. Our coffees, for instance, had clearly been left on the bar a bit too long and lost some of their heat - I do appreciate it's a busy Sunday, but just a small bit of feedback.
Excellent food and service
Great place !
we were seated upstairs in the 'dining room' where the atmosphere is sombre and even the interior looks like it has not been finished (in the back room we had bare walls with picture hooks that were empty, not in a 'styled' way). The food - we had the carrots, salt beef, and cod x2 - was very mediocre. Letting the ingredients speak for themselves is one thing, but the carrots and salt beef look meagre and sad on the plate, and were not such outstanding quality. The curried lamb bun was also quite stodgy with over salty, small amount of minced lamb. The cod was over salty and over buttery, and drowned in chickpeas.
Disappointed overall. The meat was average. Food took a very long time, over 1 hour from ordering. We told them some of the roast beef was not edible. They brought us some pieces that were better. The ambience upstairs is stark and not warm. The dog policy was unclear when I went on to the website so 2 people turned up with dogs and had to leave as our table was upstairs and we were not aware of this.
Good food, with friendly but very busy service.
Food was excellent but very over priced. £40 for a pie for two. That is far too expensive. Service was excellent. Menu basic. Sadly no veg to go with our pie. Some greens would be good.
Loved our meal.
Great service and delicious food!
Kary was very good in the service and profecional
We had a Sunday roast upstairs and really liked the food. Starters of the pumpkin soup and mussels were excellent. The roast itself was very high quality, the potatoes were the best I've had in a pub/restaurant, just nothing was quite as warm as it could have been... roast, sides and gravy were all just about adequate, but gave them impression they'd been under the lamps for a while. The butter and honey tart was exquisite, the plum and custard was nice, but nothing to shout about. Service was excellent and the surroundings were pleasant, though the hard services became a bit harsh after larger groups turned up. We'll definitely come back, though perhaps not for a roast.
Absolutely superb food, highly recommend the Sunday Roast, thank you.
Great food, but probably the worst service i have experienced all year. Ended up just walking up to the bar to get anything extra, wrong orders (still charged for), nothing offered, everything had to be asked for, left with carving fork and normal plate knife to carve a whole chicken, etc etc .
Do not miss the Marksman Public House! This place hits all of the spots, atmosphere -traditional small pub, service -outstanding!, and good -the BEST in all of London! Think UPscale, far more interesting, pub foods with wonderful fresh flavor combinations. This was our first visit and is on our Must-do list from now on.
My wife and I booked for Christmas Eve as our main Christmas dinner. We arrived and were seated on a table squeezed in the corner with two families of young kids either side of us. I had no legroom plus we had our small dog with us which I had added as a note to the booking. I really couldn't understand why we had been placed there when half the front part of the bar/restaurant was empty. Furthermore, the reservation card on our table had 6pm when we had booked for 7pm so it makes me wonder if it was even supposed to be our table. I flagged the location of our table to then guy who took our order and he made some comment back but did not even attempt to take any action. Our order was taken and the guy did not ask us if we wanted any side orders so, considering the size of the mains, we should have added to the dish. I appreciate we should have requested them with our order but I would also expect to be asked. At this point the night was already not going well. I went over to the reservation desk and spoke to the guy i believed to be in charge. Mainly because while we had been sat squashed in the corner two guys had come from downstairs and sat at one of the three tables that were free by the far window. I explicitly asked the guy why we had been placed in this corner seat, why these two guys had been moved and why we could not have been placed at a more suitable table. Again the response was pretty poor and no attempt made to move us. Throughout our meal I had no room, we had to protect our dog from flying cutlery dropped by the kids on both sides and the service just remained poor throughout except for the one waiter in a white shirt who actually seemed to care. We got halfway through out meal and my wife decided to go up and say something. She approached the waiter in the white shirt and straight away the waiter who had originally seated us told him to carry on and he would deal with my wife. At which point he just turned away and walked off! This is outrageous behaviour! At this point we finished our main course and left. At the time we left two of the more better placed tables were still available. I am really shocked by our experience and by the way my wife was treated which was pretty disgusting. Please note the following. I have no problem being sat near kids, I have one myself but our table couldn’t even be reached without a game a musical chairs with the two tables around us. Plus the fact that there were obviously other tables available, none of which appeared to be reserved really annoyed me. The fact that we raised or tried to raise our complaints to two of the staff who did absolutely nothing and were actually rude and extremely disrespectful to my wife is what makes me really angry. This was our first Christmas together as a married couple and we chose The Marksman as we have been here before and it was fantastic but this time I don’t know quite what happened. All I know is that it ruined our night which is pretty out of order for Christmas and the two main guys we dealt with were simply rude, disrespectful to my wife and generally incompetent. Our night was ruined, we left after just over an hour and still hungry. We will never be going be to The Marksman and will provide further reviews to other sites were possible. Thank you for nearly ruining our Christmas. Steve
We really enjoyed our lunch, the food is absolutely outstanding. Nothing to fault. Unfortunately the service didn’t match. We got shown to our table and weren’t offered anything to drink until we managed to get a waiters attention 20 mins later. We then ordered all our food and drinks, but we still had to wait quite a while for our drinks. We got our wines after our first course had arrived, and I had to ask for some water 3 times before we got some (about 45 mins after we had arrived). It was consistently difficult to get the waiters attentions, even when they were serving the table next to us. Overall it was still an enjoyable experience, but for the price I would expect wait staff to be pretty attentive and professional.
No bloody Mary’s on a Sunday, the tomato juice wasn’t delivered?!? Ordered mussels to start and it was a broth dish but no spoons were given. Had to wave down the server 2 times to order drinks, even though the pub wasn’t busy at all. They had just opened. Our server also had THE WORST body odor. It was clear he had not showered. Not a great experience and won’t be returning. There are plenty of wonderful pubs in the area, so the service and food defo needs to improve to keep up with the others higher standards.
Hey Second time at Marksman ! My first experience was great ! The food and service was very good and we had a lovely evening. The second experience not as good. First we were sitting on a table just next to the door and it was noisy and cold. Regarding the food, to be honest not as great I was remembering. We took the mussels as a starter, it was ok. Then we had the dumplings (we have been waiting more than 30 minutes for the main...) when it came it was a bit cold and very small portion. We took the potatoes as a side, it was just some potatoes nothing very special. And the dessert - again very small portion but very good ! The chocolat was very intense and dark. I don’t think I will come back soon to be honest. It was over priced for what we had ... It’s a shame as I had recommended this restaurant to many people before but I won’t recommend anymore... Thank you