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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Irish, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Market Lane is an award winning restaurant and bar over two floors that offers great food, amazing value and friendly service always. 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. We brew our own beer next door, have a coffee blend exclusive to us and use herbs from our greenhouse. Take a virtual tour or make a booking on our website.
$15 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Irish, European, Healthy
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have no complaints! I got the Marinated Chicken and it was delicious! Staff were lovely and helpful. Highly recommended

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed December 28, 2020 via mobile

Outstanding service, quality food. We got takeaway on Dec 28th during the latest lockdown and so glad we did. The ordering system was so easy to use, the service was outstanding and the food was fantastic and great value. Great experience for anyone looking to...enjoy good food at home.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 7, 2020 via mobile

Excellent meal this evening. Super efficient restaurant with really friendly staff ..so helpful and friendly as always

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 7, 2020 via mobile

Tara served myself and my partner all night. She was so polite and talkative, and gave us great advice on what food and drinks to select! She really made our date night thoroughly enjoyable. We love Market Lane just because of Tara. The food and...drinks are also superb. Katelyn&FintanMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 24, 2020 via mobile

Where to begin. So many great reviews of this place. I came with huge expectations. They were not met. Market Lane has a great reputation. Unfortunately on our visit it was the biggest disappointment I've had in recent memory. Had sirloin Steak it was nothing...to write about, portion wasn't a great cut of meat. Side of chips was TINY. I finished my mains and was still hungry. The only good thing is the Elbow Lane craft beer I had on tap, amongst other selection they brew themselves. The food was expensive. It was banal. The ambience of the restaurant was non existant and the service was forgettable. I still remain perplexed as to why this restaurant has so many good reviews. Don't waste your money here.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed November 14, 2020 via mobile

Heat at home box - Game pie, cauliflower bake, braised red cabbage and duck fat roast potatoes - oh my God !! An amazing meal Market Lane - the best we've had since we dined in your restaurant - lockdown dining at its best at...home - thank you 👋👋More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 10, 2020

Excellent for outdoor dining: outdoor heating, canopy/covering, hot water bottles, very comfortable. Really nice atmosphere, the staff were extremely friendly and very efficient. Every course was delicious. 10/10 on food, wine, and overall exceptional dining experience.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

Recently visited with family. Market lane is a fantastic restaurant. It has the perfect mix of good food, great staff and service, modern restaurants and fair pricing.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 22, 2020 via mobile

Booked a table for two the day before. The online booking process was quick and easy. The staff were polite and friendly. I was given a separate menu suitable for coeliacs. It was good that they stated on the menu that they fry gluten free...food in the same area as food containing gluten. It meant I was able to be more careful when ordering, but that's why it's a 4 rating instead of a 5. I had a gluten free ploughman's sandwich and my date had the ploughman's with normal bread. It was delicious. The salted caramel creme brulee for dessert was the highlight for me. My date went for a brownie and she enjoyed hers too. I didn't have any reaction from the meal so I would eat there again. The price for two people was reasonable.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 17, 2020

Simply superb food, paired with great service from extremely friendly and knowledgeably staff, all regulations adhered to without fuss. Little chocolate pots with candles for our birthdays, unprompted as they overheard, was a lovely and much appreciated touch. We'll be back!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Response from DUSTY B | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't believe that there is. I can't recall seeing one.
Sinead B
March 11, 2018|
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Response from 420tj | Reviewed this property |
There is a separate vegan menu. Ask your server when you arrive, it’s a really nice menu, not just an after thought like the vegan option is in some places.
October 25, 2017|
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There is not
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Yes, Market Lane is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Market Lane is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5