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Market Lane

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5 Oliver Plunkett St., Cork c2, Ireland
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The market lane is a great place to have lunch or dinner at. Good quality food, great taste. the service can be a bit slow and the location quite noisy as it is always very busy. Definitely recommend this restaurant for foodies. Maybe try and go early in the evening so you can avoid the crowd.

Thank Ran D
Cork, Ireland
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Myself and my wife came recently with a voucher we received as a gift. We hadn't gone here in a while but have to say we will be back! It was lovely,great food,nice proportions and a lovely room as always GD attentive service and a healthy number of options to choose from. It's definetly one of the best restaurants in... More 

Thank John O
County Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant with gorgeous food. High end with a good selection on the menu. Not always easy to get a table but worth the wait

Thank Geraldine B
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Three couples who hadn't met for years decided to meet here for lunch one day recently. It is possible to book a table for six or more at lunch time. The menu was varied and interesting and there was something to suit everyone. We were given a table upstairs. The service was excellent and no one made us feel we... More 

Thank cmfrt10
Blarney, Co.Cork, Ireland
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to this restaurant several times .. with friends and work colleagues ... Never had a bad experience there .. I like the food (mostly - had a pie once with butternut squash mainly which was very dry and not enough flavour, but the desert made up for the taste thereafter. Only complaint there was that there was too... More 

Thank Riffraff1
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always good service, excellent food and without doubt great atmosphere! The cocktails are great too! Wonderful selection of wines and the staff are very knowledgable also.

Thank neady99
Carlow, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went for a meal in market lane yesterday evening with my husband two small children. The place was really busy. There was a great atmosphere. The staff were so friendly and attentive. The food it was superb. I'll definitely be popping in whenever I'm in cork again. 👌👌👌

Thank cw112016
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Anytime I visit Cork I ALWAYS eat here, whether that is for a spot of lunch or a three course dinner. The food here never disappoints. If you want loads of Irish produce cooked in different ways then come here. They also have a nice selection of their own craft beers which is a new addition since I was here... More 

Thank MariTIreland
Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this restaurant in my opinion is all in all quite bland. although a regular spot in cork for lunch and dinner, I can't say I am blown away by its character or atmosphere. It always feel rather rushed and unoriginal, like as if they have copied a similar style from a London restaurant. the food is good with a helpful... More 

Thank Julia C
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely friendly staff couldn't done ought for you. Say outside in the sunshine with a gin cocktail. We didn't stay for food but we will return to have dinner as it looked very popular! Very modern and contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Irish, European, British, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Oliver Plunkett St., Cork c2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: 0214274710
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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Fermoy, Cork, Ireland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?