By independent restaurateur Neil Mannifield
An Introduction to Market Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Established in 2015, MARKET (Mercado) was created to introduce a personal take on Innovative Modern Spanish Tapas to this vital and most reinvigorated area of Brighton. Situated in the Brunswick and Adelaide district of Hove, MARKET brings a passion for all things Spanish to life in this compact, vibrant and lively venue.
It’s a Cultural Thing
“I’ve always found the Spanish food and drink culture captivating. From the amazing regional diversity, to how the Spanish treat their amazing and unique ingredients, to how they serve and enjoy their food and drink. From the tiniest spit-n-sawdust tapas bars on the back streets of Seville, to the high-end Michelin starred restaurants of San Sebastian, in my view, Spain has it all!”
How did we get here?!
“Around the time I was looking to open a Spanish restaurant in the city I came upon a large well weathered old sign at an antiques fair, in a field, deep in the Sussex countryside and it simply said M.A.R.K.E.T. I had been struggling with the design and look of the place, as I already had the site for the restaurant, but suddenly the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle fell in to place. The sign was all the inspiration I needed and it even turned out to be part of an actual old sign from Camden Market , which struck me at the time as a good omen and I simply had to have it! I put two and two together and came up with the Market concept. A way to celebrate Spanish food and drink from the produce upwards, from the market as it were, selling amazing imported cheeses, cured meats and wines and a chance to introduce my take on traditional Spanish recipes with the help of an amazing kitchen team and knowledgeable staff all to the back drop of Camden-cool music”. [N.M]
Market is an expression of this love affair for everything Iberian and a celebration of it’s wine and produce. We love Spain! We hope you love Market!!
Welcome to Market