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Market Lane

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5 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork c2, Ireland
+353 21 427 4710
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been going to market lane for quite a while now, I work around the corner from it so I often pop in on my lunch with my colleagues. I popped in as usual last week by myself and the man on the front of house was really rude, it was like I was a burden because I was... More 

Thank Gary C
Bern, Switzerland
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was at this place for a business dinner in January 2017. All in all, a good experience. The waiter was very friendly and made sure, we had everything we needed. The calamari starter was good and so was the sirloin steak. The only downside in this place was the noise level. Not suited for a business conversation.

Thank Heiko V
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good quality menu, food sourced from local market. Expect a wait on weekends, but the lovely bar is a great spot to have a drink and view the menu. Not a place for romantic dining unless you like the constant buzz and chatter. However it is a well run restaurant. Good menu and central dining spot.

Thank 17thJanuary
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good food, friendly, helpful service in a pleasant atmosphere. Off street parking in Lapps Quay car park is less than 5 minutes walk away. Would go back.

Thank QuoVadisGB
Waterford, Ireland
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a very good venue for lunch or dinner. There's a great menu for both food and drinks. I've eaten here at least ten times now and have nothing but good things to say sir the food, customer service and the attention to detail. A very positive and professionally run eatery. Couldn't say enough about the place.

Thank Frommelleray14
Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely place to go and eat, very relaxing and food very good, I would recommend it for a relaxing night out with friends

Thank patriciadaskalakis
Dublin, Ireland
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate here with a friend over Christmas , the atmosphere was great , initially we had to put our names down for a table the we were called once ready , staff were really friendly , food reasonable , chicken dishes really nice and food portions just right , super selection of wine .

Thank JazzK32
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been many times. Food fab staff excellent. Can't wait to visit again soon. Tried to book a table at lunch time Sat for Sat evening a little disappointed that was not permitted but if you see how busy they are perhaps it's understandable.

Thank Yvonne M
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Trendy and modern 2 floor restaurant. A "do not miss" to put on your list while visiting Cork City. Soft lights in vibrant and busy space. The menu is imaginative and dishes delicious. I had the Monkfish, chorizo, cauliflower purée and sort of brocolis. I liked it so much that I had to find the recipe online! The service is... More 

Thank Jennifer P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy restaurant, they don't take bookings so had to wait 45 minutes in a pub next door where they rang my mobile when a table was ready. Nice restaurant, big enough and good buzz in it. Food choices were reasonably priced unlike some other rip off establishments you'd find in Dublin. Good choice of beers, and varied dishes. Only... 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
US$20 - US$25
Irish, European, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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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Fermoy, Cork, Ireland
over a year ago
3 months ago

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?