The scene The ground floor is decked out with wooden tables and benches, while the basement houses spacious seating booths and dancefloor – perfect for a group of mates.
DJs perform every night of the week, playing anything from reggae, garage, disco and everything in between.
The crowd here is a rare mixture of both students and young professionals, but they’re all up for a good time.
The grub There is a full lunch menu including soups, sandwiches, salads and gastro-pub classics such as a six-ounce burger and fish and chips, providing the perfect pit stop.
The late-night kitchen serves a tapas-style menu starring crispy squid with apricot and chilli jam, and baby Cumberland sausages glazed in maple syrup – yum!
Behind the bar The Market Place Punch at £24.95 per pitcher is especially impressive if you’re willing to share it with friends. The wine selection also comes in at fairly reasonable prices.
Choose from a small range of worldwide beers and ciders, including New Zealand’s Steinlager Pure.
Bill please Lunch menu from £5.50; tapas plates from £4.50; cocktails from £6.95; beers from £3.70 a bottle and £4.30 a pint; wines from £3.95; spirits from £3.80.
Verdict If you fancy a night out in central London minus the eye-watering bar tab and with a non-pretentious crowd, then this is the place to be day or night.
11-13 Marketplace, W1 8AH
Tube | Oxford Circus