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Market Lane

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5 Oliver Plunkett St., Cork c2, Ireland
0214274710
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Description: Market Lane is an award winning restaurant and bar over two floors that...
Market Lane is an award winning restaurant and bar over two floors that offers great food and amazing value. Where possible we use ingredients from The English Market and local artisan producers to make up our menu which has a wide range of fish, salads, meat, game and sandwiches, in addition to coeliac and vegetarian dishes and a healthy kids menu. Take a virtual tour or make a booking on our website.
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  • 117
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  • 34
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Highly recommended

Our hotel recommended this place and we were very pleased with it. We went in during the afternoon (Saturday) and asked to book a table. They said they didn't reserve tables but if we gave them our name and a time they would seat us there or thereabouts. We came back at this time (7:30) and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
cjm2503
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our hotel recommended this place and we were very pleased with it. We went in during the afternoon (Saturday) and asked to book a table. They said they didn't reserve tables but if we gave them our name and a time they would seat us there or thereabouts. We came back at this time (7:30) and the people who went... More 

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Thank cjm2503
Kilmore Quay
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Got a meal here on the way to a show, they had very different types of food which was extremely tasty, service fast and friendly and very good value. Would go again when in Cork

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Thank Connie Y
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food and service. Been back a few times. Love the food, always taste fresh especially the daily healthy salads on offer. Great prices.

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Thank Lil_oneinnz
Cork
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I love this restaurant. You are always sure of a good meal at a reasonable price. I know being unable to book a table might put some people off but the wait usually isn’t anything more than 30 minutes. They also cater children – providing colouring in pencils, pictures and puzzles. The service is also excellent –... More 

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Thank Mairead M
Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I come here I keep getting the same thing from market lane ..... Excellence!! No matter what you order from this place you are gonna be in for a treat! This time I started off with the salmon gravadlax , followed by the game pie and finished off with the------, I could describe how every detail of my... More 

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Thank jack r
Listowel, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were wonderfully helpful and friendly. The service was exceptionally good. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and the ambience was great. I enjoyed the range of craft beers available. The food was very tasty. I would have preferred a wider range of dishes suitable for vegetarians/vegans.

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Thank Angelina C
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love market lane. The food and service is top class with everything locally sourced. The problem is that it's extremely popular and they don't take reservations for less than 6 persons so best to be prepared to go there...put your name on a wait list...and go for a few drinks in one of the many great nearby bars.

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Thank Kevin G
Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I had a lunch there I paid 50e per person and the food was not really great. They put on the top of my lamb shoulder grapefruit? I love fusion food but in my opinion they don't know how to mix flavours. I expect more for 50€...

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2 Thank tavenza
cork
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There last night 26/01/2016, with a party for Early Bird, when I enquired about egg in one of the starters, our waiter went and checked and for every course after that he advised me and adapted the menu to suit me. He was a very pleasant gentleman and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending your restaurant

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Thank geraldine m
Bantry, Ireland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 8 with no booking, they were very friendly and accommodating and they fitted us in for an hour later. All the staff were so nice and great fun which I love. The food was delicious! I'd go back right now for another creme brûlée! Also very reasonable priced. Overall a great experience and we'll definitely be back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Oliver Plunkett St., Cork c2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: 0214274710

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Irish, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic

Description

Market Lane is an award winning restaurant and bar over two floors that offers great food and amazing value. Where possible we use ingredients from The English Market and local artisan producers to make up our menu which has a wide range of fish, salads, meat, game and sandwiches, in addition to coeliac and vegetarian dishes and a healthy kids menu. Take a virtual tour or make a booking on our website.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?