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Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse

4 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork c2, Ireland
+353 21 239 0479
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (127 reviews)
“t bone” (40 reviews)
“steak” (225 reviews)
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Irish, Barbecue, European, Brew Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork c2, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our first trip to Cork and we found this place through trip advisor. Really pleased otherwise we would not have stumbled across it. This is a little restaurant with its own brewery. We opted to try the fixed price menu and were delighted with the...More

Thank Liz123D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The only beer available is their own selection of microbrews, and all are really good. The disappointing part was that they undercooked the ribeye steaks. The one that was supposed to be medium rare was rare, and the one that was supposed to be medium...More

Thank originalsix
Reviewed 5 days ago

Small restaurant, not very easy to notice. Modern style with an open barbecue fire so that you can watch them cooking. A lot of staff, all very kind and helpful We both had the t-bone steak and the mushrooms with chorizo. One of the best...More

Thank Marit I
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a nice meal at Elbow Lane. Great ribs as well as steak with a smoky flavored butter. There were no tables available so we sat at the bar, which was fun because we had a front row seat to watch the cooks in...More

Thank TCIgal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time here. Steak is from heaven and service amazing. We've enjoyed every second of our dinner.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this bar just as everything was closing in Cork about 9.30pm! Simple tight menu and very friendly service. Steaks to die for, some excellent own brews including a decent IPA & a chocolate dessert that is pure indulgence. An open kitchen and a...More

Thank Robsski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here in elbow lane today and it was absolutely fantastic. All four of us had the steaks and they were all perfectly cooked and seasoned. Would highly recommend it

Thank RuthM3245
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service, good food. They are very organized and our food came out quickly. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give the food a 7 and the wait staff a 10.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, great service! The ribs were a highlight. We went in about 6:30pm on a Friday night and managed to get a table quite easily, although after 7pm a lot of people had to wait for a table as the restaurant is quite small.

Thank Sonia B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Cork and looking for somewhere new to eat. Found this on trip advisor and didn't to give it a go. We were not disappointed. This is probably the best food I have had in Ireland this year. Steak was fab. Pity they...More

Thank Nuala H
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Gareth L
September 18, 2018|
Response from Shane R | Reviewed this property |
These guys don’t take bookings. First come, first serve. Wait if you want, they don’t sit more then 4 at a table because it’s so small.
September 9, 2016|
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Response from oflynnde | Reviewed this property |
yes they had a chicken option
August 15, 2016|
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Response from Walco | Reviewed this property |
Not cheap - but not hugely expensive either. The food is excellent quality.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork c2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 239 0479
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