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Market Lane

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5 Oliver Plunkett St., Cork c2, Ireland
0214274710
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1:00 pm - 9:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
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    Average
  • 28
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  • 11
    Terrible
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
Great service and great food

I visited this restaurant today for an evening meal for the first time. We arrived at 6pm and the restaurant was very busy. I ordered the steak and my partner ordered a fish meal. Even though the restaurant was busy we received our meal in very timely manner. I couldn't fault the meal. I also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Donal_PG_78
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Cork, Ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Cork, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant today for an evening meal for the first time. We arrived at 6pm and the restaurant was very busy. I ordered the steak and my partner ordered a fish meal. Even though the restaurant was busy we received our meal in very timely manner. I couldn't fault the meal. I also tasted 2 of their own... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

I will be very honest and candid like in all my other reviews. I found the food to be mediocre. I had calamari as my starter, which I found flavourless. My entree was recommended by the waiter, which was prawn gratin, however when it arrived it had hardly any prawns. Although it tasted good, it was nothing special. I thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Went here valentines weekend for a meal with my boyfriend. It was very busy and there was no tables left so the man at the door took our number, placed us on the list and rang us when a table was ready for us which was great as we went for a drink nearby while waiting. i must say this... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Visited here recently on a Saturday night as a couple. They don't take reservations so we left our name and number and had a drink in a local bar. Within 20 minutes they rang to say they had a table . The menu had some great choices,with lots of local ingredients and very reasonable prices. I started with prawns and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I've been a diner here for many years and thought it was time to rate Market Lane. Food is fresh and from local produce, kitchen is within view and staff are very efficient and friendly. It is a 'must' when visiting Cork and has stood the test of time with diners over the years. If you like delicious fresh food,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Extremely busy but grabbed a drink at the bar with my friends as we waited for a table. We waited for forty minutes as we did not have a reservation; there were four of us. The cocktails are great and they have local beers from the brewery next doors which were tasty. Ambiance was great and lovely staff. We ate... More 

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Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Loved the atmosphere in Market Lane. Efficient Service considering how busy they were and the food was great. A must visit if you are in Cork City!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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74 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The waiter was excellent, friendly and helpful and food was delicious. The wine I felt was a little overpriced. It is deservedly a very popular and there was a marvellous atmosphere. My Cork ham on the bone was superb. I also enjoyed for 9 euros the beer from next doors nano-brewery Elbow Lane brew house. I recommend eating here!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food, service and value for money..their own beers are good too! Can't fault this place and have been here so many times and it has never disappointed..great for families too, they are super with young kids, bringing their meal asap..

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We ate here three times when we were in Cork. We enjoyed our food immensely and found the service excellent. The restaurant is located quite centrally, close to our hotel, the Jury's Inn. We had a very friendly waitress on the first two occasions we visited (lunch and dinner), and she was a lovely person, very chatty, and was able... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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