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Farmgate Restaurant

The English Market, Cork, Ireland (Centre)
021 4278134
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Ranked #38 of 445 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Irish
Neighborhood: Centre
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

this restaurant is conveniently located in the English Market which is a showcase for quality local produce. This restaurant offers a tasty selection of snacks and meals and a big attraction to and asset for the establishment is the maitre d'hui, Merko who offers a warm welcome and professional service. Anything worth changing: prices are high compared to other restaurants.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This review was for the cafe/coffee area only - the restaurant was fully booked (make sure you get reservations on weekends). It was a Saturday afternoon and the place was packed. The restaurant is above the British Market which gives it charm. The food was good but nothing too special. Would like the try the restaurant the next time we... More

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Bethel, ME
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This little restaurant is upstairs above the English Market stalls and features foods directly from the vendors below. Good service, nice array of choices, and beautifully prepared and presented food.Only open for lunch and tea, but not to be missed.

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Liscannor, Ireland
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Farmgate Cafe was just what we needed after a night on the tiles in Cork city! Good, wholesome and hearty grub to keep the hangover at bay... I had the roast lemon and thyme chicken and my partner had the shepherd's pie...Both simple but delicious meals bursting with flavour...even down to the accompanying carrots which were succulent yet so... More

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Wirral, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We love the Farmgate café in Cork's English Market and head straight for it when we visit Cork. The food is excellent, the service efficient and friendly and the atmosphere buzzing. We had a superb meal at lunchtime, returned later for tea and cake, and bought a sandwich to take away.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

On a return visit to the Farmgate I am struck at how the food is as delicious as my previous visits. I don't know if any one else finds returning to somewhere you have experienced a wonderful meal on a return visit it can never live up to your memories. Not so here, my meal was as tasty as my... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Situated above the english market, the Farmgate serves delicious food, cakes and savory all made from the produce below (so they say?).. It is not a cheap option yet is very good food.. and if you are lucky enough to get a table that overlooks the market it becomes a perfect people watching spot.. its very popular though..so do ensure... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Myself and wife were constant visitors to the Farmgate when our kids were very young during the daytime opening hours, enjoying the fab food and friendly atmosphere etc.We never really got a chance to fine dine at night time as one can imagine with kids that young it would only end up constantly texting babysitters, not relaxed and rushing the... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

While this is a very small restaurant, the taste if the meal exceeds any wait time you may have for a table. Many items offered are made fresh from the products fold at the English Market downstairs. We had the chicken salad, which was fresh greens and seared chicken breast tenders. The salad also had onion, beets, tomato and cucumbers.... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went to lunch as part of our hotel deal where we could order lunch and a coffee. Luckly we had a reservation for 1pm which is a popular time for luncheon guests We had the lemon chicken, the lamb stew, and the cheese tart all lovely. I went up and asked the head waitress could we order desert at... More

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