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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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“t bone” (41 reviews)
“steak” (241 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
Irish, Barbecue, European, Brew Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork c2, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 848 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Went for a good steak and beer, and I wasn't disappointed. I got a wood grilled sirloin with smoked cascade butter and an Angel Stout as a companion. The steak was grilled over the open flames in the open kitchen. It was very tender and...More

Thank JaneHasnen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warm and friendly welcome for a couple of soaked walk ins. Great atmosphere around a very open and close kitchen where you can watch the choose steaks being expertly cooked. The menu is written each day depending on the fresh local produce and I'm sure...More

1  Thank jaycatch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Elbow Lane had a warm and welcoming atmosphere, fantastic food and amazing service. The steaks were cooked to perfection, we could watch them being cooked from our seat at the bar. We loved it and would definitely return!

Thank ellam2013318
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Working in Cork and needed a nice spot close to the hotel for a bite with a customer. Elbow lane was great, a cosy restaurant with the wood fired grill centre stage, knowledgable and welcoming staff, really well cooking, flavoursome dishes and a nice selection...More

Thank Mayo73GT
Reviewed 1 week ago

So I'll keep this short and sweet. The way these guys cook meat is a work of art! I cannot fault anything about the experience, the food, the staff and the selection that is available. The only downside to this place is the fact that...More

Thank Alan O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Intimate, cool and surprisingly economically priced. You will be waiting for a table but it's worth it and you won't be rushed off. A great setting for a date or a catch up over food and wine.

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a dark November afternoon I needed somewhere to have dinner before going on to a course. I had often passed by the door of this restaurant as I could never see clearly in the door to get an idea of the vibe of the...More

Thank Wanderlywagon2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food good. Generally it is difficult to get a table. I would prefer if they offered a larger option for the steaks

Thank xjoex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was so good and the staff very nice too. They were very patience with my 2 years old. It was a great choice. We are coming back there for my partner’s birthday.

Thank Natália P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family had I just love Elbow Lane's tasty steak and chips. Never fails to satisfy. Only down side is sometimes we have to wait a while as its usually so busy.

Thank Carole K
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Questions & Answers
Gareth L
18 September 2018|
Response from ShaneRussell93 | Reviewed this property |
These guys don’t take bookings. First come, first serve. Wait if you want, they don’t sit more then 4 at a table because it’s so small.
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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