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Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse

4 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork c2, Ireland
+353 21 239 0479
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (127 reviews)
“t bone” (40 reviews)
“steak” (225 reviews)
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Irish, Barbecue, European, Brew Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork c2, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our second time here. Steak is from heaven and service amazing. We've enjoyed every second of our dinner.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this bar just as everything was closing in Cork about 9.30pm! Simple tight menu and very friendly service. Steaks to die for, some excellent own brews including a decent IPA & a chocolate dessert that is pure indulgence. An open kitchen and a...More

Thank Robsski
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here in elbow lane today and it was absolutely fantastic. All four of us had the steaks and they were all perfectly cooked and seasoned. Would highly recommend it

Thank RuthM3245
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good service, good food. They are very organized and our food came out quickly. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would give the food a 7 and the wait staff a 10.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, great service! The ribs were a highlight. We went in about 6:30pm on a Friday night and managed to get a table quite easily, although after 7pm a lot of people had to wait for a table as the restaurant is quite small.

Thank Sonia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Cork and looking for somewhere new to eat. Found this on trip advisor and didn't to give it a go. We were not disappointed. This is probably the best food I have had in Ireland this year. Steak was fab. Pity they...More

Thank Nuala H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great beer, steak was fantastic and so was the service. They don't take reservations but it was worth the wait.

Thank Alymarie5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A busy city centre restaurant with a great reputation. No bookings, just walk in's so give yourself a bit of waiting time on busy nights. Fantastic relaxed spot with super friendly staff and an open bar/kitchen adds to the atmosphere of the place. Fantastic Steaks...More

Thank Tanora1982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was able to get a table in Elbow Lane when I walked in off the street. The service was very friendly and realxed. The menu is quite short but everything on it looked good. I had the rack of ribs and they were delicious,...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I decided to take my mother for a dinner here, but it was packed when we got here at 7.30pm, so we took a reservation for 8:30pm and walked around a bit. At reserved time we got in and soon had pints in front of...More

Thank Petri H
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9 September 2016|
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Response from oflynnde | Reviewed this property |
yes they had a chicken option
15 August 2016|
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Response from Walco | Reviewed this property |
Not cheap - but not hugely expensive either. The food is excellent quality.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork c2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 239 0479
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