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Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Gluten Free Options
Irish, Barbecue, European, Brew Pub, Grill
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews ribs t bone steak fries duck angel stout sat at the bar the rib eye open kitchen fish of the day cooked to perfection well worth the wait fantastic meal market lane top class lovely atmosphere cork city
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely amazing food. If you go, please try the Mussels. Mai was excellent, she made us feel comfortable as soon as we sat down and described the menu. The beer is excellent and… well the steak was, just on another level.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious, tastey, scrumptious food and sound people. The service is top notch. Options for everyone.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten in New York's best steak restaurants, Kobe beef in Japan, and Argentinian gaucho steaks. This small, informal restaurant in Cork, served me the best steak I have ever eaten: period. The rest of the meal was memorable as well. The waiter meticulously...described the cut of beef and its preparation, including a final melted butter and garlic torching. I bought a pack of their "rub", regrettably using it up within a few weeks and uncertain as to how to duplicate the amounts of numerous herb, brown sugar, and spice ingredients on my own. Who would believe that in Cork, nonchalantly venturing into a Trip Advisor highly-ranked restaurant, I'd eat the best steak in my life, spanning over 6 decades!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 16 December 2021 via mobile

Sat at the bar, super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Enjoyed the beer sampler, lovely T bone steak. Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 15 November 2021

What a great experience we had , probably the beat steaks in town , i didnt catch the name of my waiter but she was phenomenal, explained us everything how did they make the beers and all about steak sourcing , the food was perfect...and so were drinks , short but effective menu , what An experience,definitely back soonMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 10 November 2021 via mobile

Where to start ! On arrival we were greeted and seated by the friendliest waiter I have ever met, he seemed to genuinely like his job, he talked us through the menu and specials in a way that made us want to order everything. The...food here was amazing, probably the best steak I have ever had. Great food, lovely atmosphere and all for a reasonable price. The food alone is worth a visit but what really makes it special is the staff, the pride that they take in their produce is fantastic, each staff member was excited about what they were serving and genuinely thrilled that we enjoyed the food they that clearly and deservedly stand behind. This is what a dining experience should be.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 November 2021 via mobile

This was one of the best meals we had in a long time! We had the lamb and the t-bone, both cooked to perfection, deliciously seasoned, homemade chips were fantastic and the chocolate mousse was out of this world! Totally recommend the place! It's a...must see in Cork (we were visiting from Dublin for the night). The staff is genuinely friendly and make your experince worth while.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 November 2021 via mobile

Cozy restaurant, great place to have dinner. The friendly and enthousiast waiter will take time to explain the menu. The ribeye is delicious, prepared on the fire in the middle of the restaurant. Also tasty desserts.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 30 October 2021

We had a great experience at Elbow Lane. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. The place is tiny - only a few tables so you need to book in advance. We would definitely recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 30 October 2021

waitress gives you the proper dining experience. we went in and were sat down. as we are reading the menu the lady went through it with a fine toothcomb. the origin of the food the taste of it and commended our choices.she wasn't rushing and...was very customer focused. location is right next to the kitchen and its an experience seeing your food prepared and your steaks get the seasoned and on fire! ordered share boards and she described all on the plate. highly recommended this place..oh food tasted great but all restaursnts need food and service. simple. and these guys have it.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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14 February 2020|
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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,
19 June 2019|
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Response from Need2travelmore2 | Reviewed this property |
Space is very limited.
22 January 2019|
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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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Yes, Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5