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Farmgate Restaurant

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€€ - €€€Irish, Cafe, Soups
The English Market, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 8134
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“tripe” (19 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The English Market, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hadn't been to the Farmgate in a while but wanted a good lunch and remembered their wonderful stew. I had the lamb stew and the meat was so tender - truly delicious.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a great location, looking down on the busy shoppers and tourists passing through the English Market in Cork. But it is relatively expensive and the queue moves slowly and some of the staff have long forgotten how to smile and be polite, such a...More

Thank Anthonypnolan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may sound like a cliche but all a restaurant really needs to do is to serve consistently good food prepared from quality locally sourced produce. The Farmgate restaurant however goes way beyond this basic requirement. Firstly their selection of produce is meticulous, only local...More

Thank TitanicCobh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the idea that they take their ingredients for that day from the fresh goods downstairs. When you go up to the restaurant you will either go left to the "seated " area of the restaurant or to the right where people grap and...More

Thank Denz1908
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lovely hot bacon rolls and shared a medium salad ( delicious potatoes salad and beetroot and carrot) followed by apple pie. We got a fine big pot of tea for 3 euros in total and extra hot water on request. Good and friendly...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating location on the top offerte The English market. Daily good food based on market availability. Limited selection : 4-5 dishes for each corse. Delightful meze with vari cheese and cured meat, accompaigned with jam, pickles and nuts. Interesting white tripe (at home we prepare...More

Thank 1984Cristina1984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had a brilliant bacon roll and tea here. The bacon was thick and full of flavour, and probably the best I have eaten. Great quality. Hubby had the cooked Irish breakfast and really enjoyed it.

Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant located upstairs from the famous market. One side is self-serve the other wait service. Try and get a table on the balcony so you can overlook the action below.

Thank 124C41NewEngland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is so special, on the first floor of the beautiful English Market you'll find tche farmgate café. A very good place for a coffee stop with something sweet (or savoury). I had the plum/pistachecake and it was soooooo delicious! I highly recommand it.

Thank Steffie v
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to lunch here the day after Storm Ophelia hit Ireland. We were advised that there was no catch of the day due to the storm the previous day. When I mentioned that there were oysters downstairs in the market I was helpfully advised that...More

Thank hero_hr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The English Market, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighbourhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 8134
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