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Dinner
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Irish, Barbecue, European, Brew Pub, Grill
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Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews ribs t bone steak sea bass fries chorizo duck potatoes salad angel stout sat at the bar open kitchen small restaurant cooked to perfection side dishes fantastic meal top class
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best overall meal I ever had. From appetizers to desserts, hands-down, the mostly expertly executed dinner ever. The steak was so tender it could be cut with a fork. And don’t get me started on the drink selection. Top notch all around. If...I was anywhere near Cork Ireland again, this would be the first place that I would go to.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we tried was delicious. My young son tried ribs for the first time and couldn’t get enough. Three family members had the ribeye which was a big hit. All food is cooked over open flame in their wood stove. Save room for dessert! We...had the bourbon and caramel ice cream and the chocolate mousse which were both excellent. This is a tiny restaurant and to accommodate our family of 6 we reserved their only large table. Regardless of the size of your party, make a reservation as there was a line of people waiting when the restaurant opened their doors at 5p.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elbow Lane ticks every box on a chilly Cork evening. Superb food, relaxed atmosphere and great cocktails served up by the super friendly Matt. While the steaks are fabulous, the small plates (pork belly), sides and chocolate dessert were standouts. A must if you are...in the city!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2024

Servers were friendly, attentive and explained the menu to us. The duck and rib eye steak were tender and flavourful. Would recommend the mushroms and potatoes as sides. Had the mousse for dessert which was light and the perfect amount. Homemade stout was also good.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

Great restaurant for eating steak, probably the best in Cork. Waiters really know their stuff and they're really professional.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

Amazing restaurant. Booked in an advance and was glad we did as the place was full. Lovely decor and an open kitchen. Only a small menu but think this added to the quality of the food. Has its own micro brewery attached and the ales...are all brewed in line with German brewing regulations and this was apparent in the beer. Wife had a rib eye steak and I had the t-bone. Both cooked to perfection on a wood grill with butter and their own seasoning. Also ordered some chips and a peppercorn sauce potato gratin which was a new thing on me and something I will try myself. Shared the chocolate mousse dessert which was also delicious.The staff were very helpful and friendly explaining the provenance of the produce and the ethos of the restaurant. Great atmosphere and reasonable price for amazing food. I would definitely book again if back in Cork.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024 via mobile

Really excellent food cooked with great skill. The best meal we have had out in years. I will be dreaming of it until I get back there again. So many highlights but the mushroom side of King Oyster Mushrooms were so good we ordered a...second as quickly as we could. We done to all involved…More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

This place delivers the goods every single time, steaks always on point, cocktails you have to have the sweet and Smokey whisky sours just go!!!!!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived and were well looked after. The staff are so nice and warm and the food lived up to the hype… thankfully! Drinks were also good. Overall a great experience that we would be happy...to repeatMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

a unique experience! I come from one of the cradles of food (Italy) and for me eating in this place was an amazing experience. one of the places where I ate best in the world! compliments to the chef but not only... the waiters have...excellent preparation, which is more unique than rare! I will return to Cork just for you.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Service, food and drink all 5 star 🌟. Can't wait to return again soon. Reasonably priced too for the Quality.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023 via mobile

The food was amazing. We had the ribeye and the ribs which were the best ribs I’ve had. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They went through how the food is prepared and cooked. I will definitely go back again!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023 via mobile

This place was super cozy, good atmosphere. The service was excellent from beginning to start, no table free but got quick beer during our 5min wait. Got a lenghty intro to the menu and the concept. The food was just aq good, easily the Best...Ribs I ever ate. I think im going to visit Cork again just for passing by this place a second timeMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

Spotless restaurant with a variety of modern styles in the structure and the decoration. The service was a 10 out of 10 and the food was simply incredible, the menu was very appealing as the options are not many but super elaborated. We are definitely...coming back soon!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

Every time we visit cork, we visit elbow lane, excellent steak, actually it’s all excellent, lovely staff , great beer, can’t wait for our next visit

Date of visit: November 2023
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Response from justjenn112969 | Reviewed this property |
By American standards no we found it quite reasonably priced for the quality of food they serve,
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Space is very limited.
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Response from BruceW545 | Reviewed this property |
No. Small place, narrow with poor mobility for a stroller or smaller children. The first 1/2 of restaurant is bar area. Would definitely not recommend for children
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ELBOW LANE BREW AND SMOKEHOUSE, Cork - Centre - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5