New British pub inside The Original Farmers Market

| September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

MARKET TAVERN restaurateurs Brendan Collins and Gary Twinn bring a pub atmosphere to the Farmers Market.

A British pub-style restaurant opened last month at The Original Farmers Market, serving favorites like fish and chips and shepherd’s pie alongside an extensive beer selection.

Market Tavern is the brainchild of English musician Gary Twinn, the longtime manager of Bar 326 and E.B.’s Beer & Wine, who partnered with Chef Brendan Collins, executive chef at Santa Monica’s Fia restaurant, to offer a British-inspired menu with an emphasis on local ingredients.

Twinn told the Chronicle that he and Chef Collins have been talking about opening a spot like Market Tavern for the past three years: “The idea was to open a neighborhood pub where locals can enjoy some great British home-style food at an iconic Los Angeles landmark, The Original Farmers Market.”

CONSTRUCTION was completed
during the coronavirus slowdown.

Twinn’s influence is apparent in the décor of the pub, which boasts a rock n’ roll theme complete with a musicinspired mural with images of British greats like the Rolling Stones and the Clash.

In addition to serving a full English breakfast all day, Chef Collins wants to resurrect the British tradition of afternoon roasts every Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m., featuring roast beef or chicken with hearty sides of peas, carrots, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, roast potato, Yorkies and gravy.

Twinn says that the partnership between him and Collins is ideal: “We’re both enjoying the foods we’d be eating and listening to the music we’d be playing at home anyway.”

Due to restrictions related to the coronavirus, Market Tavern currently only offers open-air, patio dining with socially distanced seating, and takeaway.

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