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Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse

4 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork c2, Ireland
+353 21 239 0479
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“t bone” (38 reviews)
“steak” (199 reviews)
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Irish, Barbecue, European, Brew Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork c2, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We dined at Elbow Lane largely based upon glowing TripAdvisor reviews. Having now had the experience I can only assume there is another Elbow Lane somewhere in Cork. I ordered a T-Bone steak and was anticipating a carnivore style ‘big slab of meat’ on a...More

Thank gybe53
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is great! The wait was an hour and a half (they don’t take reservations) but it was worth it. It is a small but quaint place. They have a wood burning stove that they cook the whole fish of the day and steak...More

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for a late lunch on Saturday and we couldn't have chosen a better place. All the experience was great, in great part because of our waiter/host Alan. Thank you Alan and colleagues for making our experience so good, explaining us the dishes,...More

Thank Tiago S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went yo Elbow lane to celebrate the birthday, it was great! The food is very tasty and is prepared in front of you , the service is excellent. A place quite small so mostly suitable for couples or small groups. Only walk in.

1  Thank Doina B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to Elbow lane a few times I felt it was time I left a review. The service to start with is outstanding. Very knowledgable friendly wait staff and great at giving recommendations based on your tastes/likes. The food is exceptional and certainly worth...More

Thank theminibreaker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quirky little restaurant with a good atmosphere, simple menu, steaks and fis cooked over an open wood grill. The craft beers are all very good, one can have a taster tray for € 9,90 and this is a good way to explore...More

Thank robboWicklow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small busy restaurant which does not take reservations so head there early or late. Food is cooked over a wood fire in the open plan kitchen area. I had a beautiful steak

Thank Kirstin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant despite small is very good. I like the T-Bone steak. The local beer is very good as well. Get the wisdow beer. It's quite strong with a good taste. Very good place to visit.

Thank Leonardo B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant. Steaks are to die for! You cannot book so I suggest you go early (5.30-6pm) if you don’t want to be disappointed. The lads really know their stuff, are very friendly and don’t rush you.

Thank 5Kfses
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Cork for 2 nights in October and one of which was during Tropical Storm Ophelia so everything was closed and out of service so we were lucky to have such a wonderful evening at Elbow Lane prior to the bad weather where...More

1  Thank Acstur13
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9 September 2016|
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Response from diveshark1 | Reviewed this property |
not when i was there
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.
23 April 2016|
Response from Roberta V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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