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Market Lane

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5 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork c2, Ireland
+353 21 427 4710
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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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County Cork, Ireland
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although the menu was different than the one up on their home page and I didn't get the dish that my friends specifically suggested and the apple Strudel looked nothing like a strudel (it tasted good tho) I find this place one of my top picks in Cork. You won't be able to book a table for dinner for two,... More 

Thank Eliiber
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Disappointed I think. Having been here many times before we went here as a default option. I just feel the menu has been over designed or over thought and does not deliver. It's a pity because the decor and service is good. The menu is difficult to read also. The food was not bad it just was not great and... More 

Thank KateoLL
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited on Black Friday & the restaurant was filling up before lunchtime. A good sign methinks. Greeted and seated within a minute. Food ordered & delivered to out table promptly. Food was excellent !! Staff excellent and overall service excellent.

Thank Janesboro
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

great food and brillant staff ..steaks are unreal.pate was best ive tasted. location was great very central.

Thank Dave2050
Cobh, Ireland
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another good restaurant to visit food wise. Upstairs is great place with nice views and plenty of space for big group of people, celebrated my friend's hen party there. Too small space between tables downstairs in the middle of dining room, so hear next table conversation and trying not to look into people's faces or plates. Open kitchen though so... More 

Thank AlessiaKh
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at Market Lane a number of times and the restaurant is always very busy. The service is good however somewhat rushed (they are busy so they want to turn over tables), so unless you are looking for fast food (or should I say, food served fast), order one course at time. The menu is limited and whilst... More 

Thank Stephen D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the best place to go for dinner in town. I've been there a few times before and went again last night with a friend for Steak dinner and cocktails. Both blew us away... Enjoyed it so much we barely spoke to one another until we finished eating. My fillet was gorgeous and my friends sirloin looked just as... More 

Thank Christopher M
Torrevieja, Spain
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was outstanding for me. The best meal I've had for a long time. A buzzing atmosphere, friendly helpful staff. Great location. I will be back.

Thank Elaine1008
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151 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is good but know what you want as things may run a bit costly but great value is also available. Service is efficient. Seems to have a chatty vibe of its own

Thank CorkTed
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had hoped to come here twice - once next year, a couple of days before a family wedding, for a birthday party with about 20 guests and more immediately this week as a party of 4 flying over from the UK to plan the big event. We asked if they could keep a table for us this week, on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Irish, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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 Street, Cork c2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 4710
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?