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Irish, Barbecue, European, Brew Pub, Grill
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All reviews ribs t bone steak sea bass fries duck potatoes angel stout the rib eye sat at the bar open kitchen cooked to perfection side dishes fantastic meal market lane top class lovely atmosphere
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place is compact and very busy. Menu is also compact. I would recommend the steaks, cooked perfectly, for what you get price is very reasonable. Service friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about Elbow Lane - they're out there in a league of their own in terms of culinary experiences!!! The staff are wonderful, the food is spectacular & the atmosphere is nice & relaxed!!! Tasty food done well, is the...easiest way to describe their menu. The brisket roll was possible one of the best bites of food i've ever eaten. Given the standard of food, the prices seem like a giveaway. Cant wait to come back to Cork to return to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2022

Terrific meal and service! From our arrival to dessert it was such a pleasure! Depending on where you sit you can watch them prepare the delicious meal you will be served splendidly!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2022 via mobile

From start to finish the nice est of any meal I’ve had in cork city in the last 5 years. Service brilliant. Food even better. A proper menu showcasing corks best. The waitress was incredibly professional also the best service I’ve experienced in cork. Reasonably...priced and will be returning regularly!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 December 2022 via mobile

All enjoyed ... booking is essential a must visit if in Cork ... staff very helpfull with the menu choices .Also beers worth high praise also

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 22 November 2022 via mobile

What a fantastic experience. The service was excellent & our server May was wonderful. The space is compact & quaint with table & counter service. Make a reservation or you might be disappointed because you can’t get a seat while you’re here. This is a...steakhouse with alternative choices too such as whole fish or a vegetarian option too. My wife had the sea bass, which I tasted very nice & light l. I had T-bone served to perfection & cooked over fore grill. The cocktails were excellent too, try their punch if they have it. The malt chocolate mouse was excellent as well.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2022 via mobile

Staff were great, friendly and helpful answering questions and helping us choose Smoked fish and steak were amazing Really good quality and great cocktails to choose from too. Would highly recommend / we just got in but had to eat at 6pm so book in...advance - especially the weekendMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 13 November 2022 via mobile

We ate here, based on reviews. Sounded different. It was! Staff great Food fab. Experience exciting. Recommend

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 November 2022

My wife and I had a great night here, the food and service were terrific and at the end of the meal we were pleasantly surprised by the size of the bill!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 21 October 2022 via mobile

This is a marvelous restaurant. And to watch Chef Harrison was as entertaining as any entertainment we've had. I highly recommend this restaurant. The stakes are absolutely amazing, and we love the desserts too! We liked it so much. We went two nights in a...row.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 19 October 2022

We had a wonderful meal in Elbow Lane last night. Why did I wait so long to return after our last [also excellent] experience here?! Between my friend and I, we had starters of Welsh rarebit [not the traditional kind by a longshot!] and lamb...in a blanket made with lamb raised on the Blasket Islands. For mains, C. had the whole fish [gurnard] and a side of smoked beetroot with bone marrow and walnut vinaigrette. I tasted her beetroot and it was sooo good. I had the ribeye steak and charred broccoli. I asked for my steak medium rare and that's exactly what I got. It was juicy and delicious and cooked to perfection. A great meal from start to finish. I also love the look of Elbow Lane, specifically the Mondrian style murals and the tiles above the open fire. The service was excellent, and there's a great buzz around the place, including the bar. It was very busy even on a rainy Tuesday night, and I understand why. I won't wait so long to come back!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant! The service was impeccable and the food outstanding. Thoroughly enjoyed everything, I would highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2022

#1 restaurant in Cork according to Trip Advisor and they may not be wrong! Their sister place Goldie across the street may give them a run for the money. Book in advance as this is a fairly small place and seems to be always full....That wood burning oven is the star here -- as it seems most of dishes fly out of there. I went for the big one -- T-Bone steak with filet next to the bone and smoked butter on top! Tender and delicous with a smokey flavor. The whole fish was mackerel and was cleaned to the bone (see photo). Forgot -- we started with a lovely carrot starter (roasted to perfection from that oven). Presentation, service, and food quality was outstanding -- so was their home brewed beer! I would've tried almost everything on the menu but we'll have to come back next time. Thank you Elbow Lane!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 September 2022 via mobile

Wow! So perfect, food coma❤️ Beautiful ambiance, service and fooood! We had vegetarian dish with a grilled aubergine, slow smoked baby ribs and wood grilled ribeye and all their side dishes. Kitchen has an open concept, it’s so nice to see how the food is...molded into art. Our server was knowledgeable, fast and nice. Music was great. Desert was presented and put together to please an eye and the taste buds. Great, short wine selection, something for everyone. Beer is made at the spot, great selection. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

A wonderful dinner at this fine Cork restaurant. The steak and ribs were fabulous. Five stars to our server May who made us feel at home for our last night in Cork. Everything was delicious. Highly recommend this small comforting dining establishment

Date of visit: September 2022
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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
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5