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Market Lane Restaurant & Bar

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Bar / Restaurant

2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality.
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Market Lane Restaurant & Bar
5 & 6 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City Co Cork
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Fresh and artisan produce from the English Market is used as much as possible, with the aim of offering good quality food – and real value for money.
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Bistro
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Game (in season)
  • Seafood
  • Traditional Irish
  • Atmospheric
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Café Bar
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Contemporary Bar
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Informal
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Party Venue
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Market Lane Restaurant & Bar

This bustling two-storey restaurant and bar near th This bustling two-storey restaurant and bar near the English Market is a friendly and welcoming place with a lively atmosphere.e English Market is a friendly and welcoming place with a lively atmosphere.


The premises was previously a pub - and, although now operated mainly as a restaurant, it has a full pub licence; there’s a bar with old wooden furniture behind it along one side of the main dining area, which is set up simply but smartly with a mixture of banquettes and bentwood chairs, plain-topped tables with simple, good quality cutlery and glasses, and menus that double as place mats. 


Fresh and artisan produce from the English Market is used as much as possible, with the aim of offering good quality food – and real value for money. This they do well, providing well cooked, unfussy food at moderate prices; varied menus offer plenty of choice and include sandwiches and salads, some unusual items (fish stew with seafood bisque, samphire and baby potatoes, for example, €14) and a good range of popular dishes.


This Cork restaurants got a small children’s menu (including a homemade baby bowl, €2.95), plenty of vegetarian choices and a coeliac menu is available on request.


Service is efficient, friendly and attentive, and a small wine list (38) offers a good selection from around the world, with a good number by the glass.


This is a restaurant with its heart in the right place – no wonder it’s always busy.


*The Castle Café and restaurant at historic Blackrock Castle, Cork, is under the same management.

 

Seats 136 (outdoor seating available). Food served all day, Mon-Sat 12–9pm (to 10.30pm Sat), Sun 1–9pm (except bank hols); value L €10 12-5pm; early bird D €20 5-7pm Sun-Thurs; also a la carte; house wine from €19.80; sc 10% on groups 6+. Children welcome (high chair); wheelchair accessible (public areas & toilets); air conditioning. Free broadband wi/fi. Two car parks nearby. Closed Good Fri, 25/26 Dec. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 01-05-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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At Parnell Place end of Oliver Plunkett Street.

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14th August 2014
Dara
Love this restaurant, I go regularly for lunch and have been once or twice for dinner, never fails to impress, they also have some of the best staff for friendliness and service in the city, keep it up!

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