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Farmgate Restaurant

#24 of 482 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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The English Market, Cork, Ireland
021 4278134
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Ennis, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here with my Mum and Aunt after a few years away. Oh what a delight to return! We had lunch in the cafe rather than the restaurant section. The Egg sandwiches were so divine! Fresh tasty bread and creamy flavoursome egg mayo with lettuce. I know some may say, "it's only egg mayo!" However there are egg sarnies... More 

Thank sevo22
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must if you come to the English Market. After spending a few hours exploring Cork and the English Market, we decided to have lunch here. The food was great, the service was better and we will definitely be coming back here.

Thank Cheryl D
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to relax in the view overlooking the market with its great selection of salad the service was quick and efficient. The staff all looked happy in their work environment and they were very busy and could cope the ever streaming of people that came into the cafe. You may find the short flight of steps... More 

Thank Darkbyte
County Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is situated above English Market. Limited choice of variety but food are guaranteed fresh as supplies are from the english market. I had oysters and salmon and they're very fresh and flavourful. Love the mezze platter. I was slightly disappointed with the Irish stew as the taste was rather bland. Great Irish experience. In addition, they provide complimentary soda... More 

Thank michtsy
st louis mo
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we had the most amazing sea food for lunch. We had reserved ahead of time. It appears that reservations are almost mandatory considering the popularity of the place. WE watched the "fish lady" carry the oysters from her stall to our chef for the beginning of our lunch!

Thank jschreiber919
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting the English Market and decided to have lunch at this restaurant. It's divided in two areas: the Cafe and the Restaurant. We went to the restaurant and we were not disappointed. Food was delicious. I had a fish that you could taste it was very fresh. The staff is caring and welcoming.

Thank Netania
Hong Kong, China
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179 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love food markets, and naturally the English Market was one of our first stops after arriving in Cork. I had read quite a lot about Farmgate Cafe, and so we stopped by for breakfast. The cafe has two sides - one is a proper sit-down restaurant with service, and the other is the cafe which is self-serve, more casual.... More 

Thank jeni_hk
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere at the self service cafe. European feel. However seating space is limited. You may have to share a table with others like we did. Was there at 3pm. Queue was short and fast. Tried the tomato and basil soup and tripe with drisheen (Irish blood sausage). Both tasted fair not amongst the list of memorable foods.

Thank PriscillaJo
Dublin, Ireland
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have wanted to try this place for a long time and it did not disappoint. Lunches of salmon and corned beef were both very good. Service was a bit slow but a request for a change in vegetable was met quickly and without fuss. The atmosphere is good but it is quite crowded.

Thank dub24046
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All my life I've loved to sit up here looking down on the world passing by in the market. The cakes here are divine, and the bread pudding in particular is excessively delicious: foreigners unused to such fare should try it. If you want to try Cork specialities such as tripe and are of an adventurous nature this is also... More 

Thank B. M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Cafe, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The English Market, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighborhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: 021 4278134

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