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Market Lane

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5 Oliver Plunkett St., Cork c2, Ireland
12:00 pm - 10:30 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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Annapolis, MD
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343 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is always busy so instead of waiting for a table we settled in at the bar for a light meal both nights we were in town. The bartenders were all friendly and extremely efficient; there is a nice ambiance about the place. Both nights we ordered wine and appetizers.The first night we had the bread with 3 dips,... More 

Thank nancyen
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came in for a quick lunch before a business meeting, absolutely delicious, cod salad, with a real chili kick in the pickled cucumber, with a cup of sweet potato soup. I felt great all afternoon, good service too

Thank Margo3000
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sign of a good eatery is having to wait for a table......but not too long! Located next to elbow lane (sister restaurant) market lane provides a great location to eat and enjoy a meal. Busy when we arrived but within 45mins we'd been seated (will ring you when table is ready meaning you can go and enjoy a beer at... More 

Thank Paul M
memphis, tn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great experience at Market Lane. The food is delicious, yet still is local cuisine. And the location couldn't better!

Thank lgrussell
Cork, Ireland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Several times a year my husband and I journey to Cork on shopping excursions to Debenhams, Brown Thomas, the English Market, Hickeys, Dunnes and more. After the hubbub of the stores we retreat to this oasis for lunch and drinks and it never disappoints with its solid comfort food and amiable atmosphere and staff.

Thank SilvernomadSingapore
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Could not fault this restaurant- friendly staff and an excellent menu! Good choice on wine list also, well worth a visit!

Thank CaitrionaMcM
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

myself and wife were on a four day break from our home in wales,we asked a waiter at our hotel if he could reccomend somewhere to eat.he gave me a few places but emphasised that the market lane would be his first choice. we trotted up to the market lane restaurant at about 18.00 on saturday 16 july to find... More 

Thank kenview
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food we had was delicious and the ginger creme brûlée was the nicest thing I ate on our trip. Would definitely recommend getting a table upstairs if you can because it was very noisy downstairs but otherwise superb.

Thank JEn H
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Grab the early bird menu from 5-7pm. For €23 each we had an excellent three course meal plus coffee. Be warned: there's a lot of food on the main plate.

Thank Toby F
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

5 stars for being what it's supposed to be: friendly, good food, chatty staff, plenty of buzz and great atmosphere. Certainly wasn't stuck for customers.


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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, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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?