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Friday 4 August 2006 7.50am
Is the market in Lower Marsh dying? There seem to be fewer and fewer stalls these days.
Friday 4 August 2006 12.43pm
Sadly, I think you are right. Seems a shame.

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Friday 4 August 2006 12.57pm
I never see anyone buying anything though so what can you do?! At least in the Marsh's case the spirit lives on in the eccentric mix of independent shops...
Friday 4 August 2006 1.15pm
I get my veg there on occasion - usually when I am lunching at the very excellent Maries (hmmm, not sure if I have spelled that correctly, doesn't look right). So they are definitely not going to survive on my 5 oranges and a bag of potatoes order once a week. Agreed, yes, it is looking up rightly with the new (and old) shops.

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Friday 4 August 2006 1.48pm
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... usually when I am lunching at the very excellent Maries (hmmm, not sure if I have spelled that correctly, doesn't look right).

MarshRuby??? - haven't tried it yet, but heard excellent reports.
Friday 4 August 2006 4.13pm
LR, Marie's is the greasy spoon/Thai cafe opposite the Ian Allan bookshop. It often gets mentioned in newspaper features on the best fry-up etc.

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/restaurants/info/550/maries-cafe

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Friday 4 August 2006 5.20pm
Thank you again James for coming to my assistance. Marie's is far and away my favourite place for a lazy lunch. I will in fact be there tomorrow - just look for the lean, handsome cyclist :o)

I hesitated to post such an encomium here* in case Marie's becomes too popular. But it is too great a place to keep quiet.

* just one post on this site will do wonders for the popularity of anything or anyplace. For example, just look at how it made cider (bizarrely) a more popular drink in se1 (scratches head in amazement).

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Friday 4 August 2006 5.55pm
James Hatts wrote:
LR, Marie's is the greasy spoon/Thai cafe opposite the Ian Allan bookshop. It often gets mentioned in newspaper features on the best fry-up etc.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/restaurants/info/550/maries-cafe

Ahem! Being a loyal follower of this site, that is where I looked first of all. But as of this lunchtime, Marie's did not have a listing, which given the reputation for infallibility of London-se1.co.uk made me wonder whether they had closed and MarshRuby had taken their place!

As the Google cache shows - you only added that entry somewhat recently!!!

http://72.14.221.104/search?q=cache:VG-aaEn5QLkJ:www.london-se1.co.uk/restaurants/starting-with/m+%22Lower+Marsh%22+Marie+site:http://www.london-se1.co.uk&hl=en&gl=uk&ct=clnk&cd=3
Friday 4 August 2006 6.35pm
Guilty as charged! After red bus mentioned Marie's Cafe I went to look up the entry, was surprised to find that it was missing, so added it.

MarshRuby is further along and on the other side of the street.

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Saturday 5 August 2006 8.05pm
And it was quite busy this lunch time - despite the fact that one end of the road was sealed off.

Should it not be Maries as opposed to Marie's? I know that the latter is formally correct, but the former is painted on the front of the caff.

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