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“Fab Menu..” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Church Lane

Church Lane
Castle Street, Macroom, Ireland
(026) 23402
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Macroom
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated in the idyllic setting of an old church yard, Church Lane Restaurant, consists of five separate dining areas to create a unique and cosy dining experience, making it the perfect setting to spend time with friends and family.Church Lane’s philosophy is to serve food that is naturally full of flavour and goodness by cooking with seasonal ingredients, locally sourced and from places we trust.
1 review
“Fab Menu..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile


The new Tapas menu is great, never experienced food of its sorts before, it's a real treat. Sitting outside in the beautiful garden in this great weather with great wine and beautiful food. Who needs a holiday...

Great service, a thoroughly great night out! We will certinaly be back again and again. A very happy customer indeed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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KateM21, Owner at Church Lane, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you so much for visiting us at Church Lane. You are very kind to review us here and we very much appreciate your opinion and feedback. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal & overall experience.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Cheryl & Laura
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“A real gem.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

My wife and I came upon Church Lane while traveling between Cork and Killarney later on a Friday night. They were very happy to accommodate our late schedule and were very friendly. We enjoyed many of the tapas items including the prawns, the brie pepper, spicy beef pepper and the spicy sausage tortilla. In fact, everything we had was great. After spending 9 nights in Ireland, it ranked among my top 2 meals for the trip. I definitely recommend traveling to Macroom to visit this lovely spot.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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KateM21, Owner at Church Lane, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you so much for visiting us at Church Lane. You are very kind to review us here and we very much appreciate your opinion and feedback. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience & especially that it was one of the best of your holiday!

We hope that you had an enjoyable trip here in Ireland & will come visit us again in the future!

Thanks again

Cheryl & Laura
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Ra'anana
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“Delicious Food in Cork”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We found this restaurant by accident on the way to Cork from Kilarney in Ireland and we were so glad we did! The food was delicious and reasonably priced and the portions were a nice size as well as attractively served. We are a family of five and everyone of us was very pleased with the meal. The service was friendly and helpful too. If I'm ever find myself in that area again, I'm definitely stopping in for a meal there.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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KateM21, Owner at Church Lane, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you so much for visiting us at Church Lane. You are very kind to review us here and we very much appreciate your opinion and feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you & your family enjoyed your meal. Hopefully we'll see you again on a future visit!

Thank you again

Cheryl & Laura
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Food, pity about the service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We ate at this restaurant last weekend and the quality of the food was very good. The restaurant is located in a very nice setting in the centre of town and has a lovely ambience.

On the downside the service fell well below average. The staff seemed disinterested and were not of a standard you might expect of a restaurant with prices at this level. It's not that this is a top end restaurant or anything but the prices are probably slightly above average for similar types of restaurants. You don't mind paying a bit more if everything else is top quality but the serving staff were certainly not that.

Overall we had a nice evening and the food was good so no major complaints, but I would rate this restaurant as the best option in Macroom.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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KateM21, Owner at Church Lane, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear Customer

Thank you so much for visiting us at Church Lane. You are very kind to review us here and we very much appreciate your opinion and feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed most aspects of your dining experience & were very suprised to hear of your dissapointment of the service. We are a family run business and strive to offer promt & friendly service at all times. Unfortunately this is not what you experienced on the night in question & for that we offer our sincere apologies. We hope that you accept our apologies and make a return visit to our restaurant.

Thank you again

Cheryl & Laura
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“Relaxed and chic dining experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

I've been to church lane a few times since it's opened and have always looked forward to a return visit, the food, pricing and atmosphere are everything you could ask for. On my latest visit we were delighted to be able to use their gorgeous seating area outside however halfway through the good old Irish weather turned and a chilly wind picked up. They really have thought of everything there because out they came with a load of blankets for us! Just perfect the icing on the cake!thanks again for a lovely experience hope to see you very soon!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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