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Market Lane

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5 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork c2, Ireland
+353 21 427 4710
1:00 pm - 9:00 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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Wexford, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited recently after spending the day shopping in the city and cannot recommend highly enough!it was absolutely packed about 6.30 so I would suggest booking a table although we only waited 20 mins to be seated.We had 2 adult mains and a kids dinner and it was so tasty,and excellent value for money.i would definitively recommend dining here in... More 

Thank KHD85
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lunchtime visit with wife and two kids (10 and 8). Great food and brilliant service from every one of the waiters we met. One of the kids changed their mind about what they wanted as the food arrived, and this was accommodated with no fuss by our waiter, saving some tears. Highly recommended.

Thank Mark W
County Cork, Ireland
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there with friends and got a delicious early bird four course meal for €23.50. The deserts might look small but they are filling. One small negative was the boxty with the hake was too salty; and I like salt. I will go there again and again.

Thank John O
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to market lane several times and it's my favourite place to eat only downside is I have no room for thier lovely deserts staff are great would recommend market lane to anyone

Thank Kieran S
Ballinasloe, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic meal here with our kids, food was so tasty and fresh and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back again.

Thank 789Laura
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the restaurant this evening and I must say I was quite impressed. It was jam packed tonight presumably due to this evenings graduation in the university. Nevertheless, I noticed a broad range of clientele on my entry. Their was a large amount of Americans dining there, so I guess it's safe to say keeping on top of your... More 

Thank Rory M
Athlone, Ireland
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined in this restaurant twice during recent visit to Cork. We consulted hotel reception staff and taxi drivers and all highly recommended this restaurant. We weren't disappointed Excellent menu choice, attentive staff and lovely well presented food. No problem recommending this restaurant

Thank 75Gerry
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place I think is overhyped. The food is ok portions are small it's not cheap..... there are so many better options in cork city I think for visitors to the city I wouldn't waste an evening out here. They deal v well it large group bookings.

Thank AntoC_11
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in without a reservation....they were packed but told us 30mins so we waited at the bar and we were seated after about 10 Had French onion soup to start which was beautiful and Ham Hock for a main which was 1) Massive and 2) bloody lovely!!! Even though I was ridiculously full couldn't go without a pudding the 'blondie... More 

Thank LauraD1984
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunday evening dinner, ambience is lovely and a real buzz around the restaurant the lady we spoke to about coming for the dinner menu was very helpful and our waiter was friendly. I ordered steak rare but it was a bit to medium for me and the this particular striplion was a bit tough and fatty.. The meal was ok... More 

Thank Trevor R

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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
$13 - $29
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, 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 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, 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.

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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?