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The English Market

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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“seafood”(96 reviews)
“fresh food”(78 reviews)
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41 Princes Street, Cork T12 RW26, Ireland
+353 21 492 4258
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All reviews bread seafood fresh food poultry tripe cafe upstairs stalls selling old english cakes farmgate restaurant fish stalls fruit and veg sausage self catering stall holders local produce under one roof
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’d read about the English Market so we decided to check it out while spending the afternoon walking around Cork City. Incredible building- ceiling was so cool! Huge market with vendors selling farm fresh meats, eggs/cheese and produce as well as seafood and baked goods....More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited during the week and while it was fairly busy, it wasn't packed. We wandered the stalls and enjoyed the experience. It's mostly butchers with a sprinkling of desserts, coffee shops, and chocolatiers interspersed. We had lunch at the cafe upstairs and it was...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here for a visit. Wow what a market. All types of produce catered for. Well worth a look while visiting Cork City.

Thank Tobler49
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely indoor market selling local and artisan products. Everything from chicken to handmade chocolates. Upstairs is a lovely cafe serving market products. Worth visiting, but please spend a few euro somewhere in there.

Thank niamhobrien2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The best market in town for fish, meat, veg etc. Sometimes overpriced but here you find what you need

Thank Davide P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you want to get a sense of real cork then visit the English market. Pick up something even if it's small and start a conversation with the local vendors. It will give you a true feel for the place and the people. Great way...More

Thank blynchy
Reviewed 5 days ago

The visit to the English Market was not to get out of the rain, because we were going to visit any way, but being out of the rain was nice. This is an interesting Irish Local market. This is where the locals, and tourist congregate....More

Thank Tvler8
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Explored the diversity of goods - seafood to wines to coffee. Nicely presented and friendly staff. Clean and bright

Thank jovofive
Reviewed 6 days ago

Being a foodie, I just loved walking around the market looking at all the local products. We also had breakfast upstairs at the counter. Breakfast made to order and the coffee was yummy! A very local place!!

Thank GEOCacher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to visit.... need to get out of the rain then no better place. great fresh international and especially home produce. so fresh you can taste it without tasting it. Great characters working here

Thank Liam O
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March 30, 2018|
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Response from Stephen D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I cannot be 100% certain, but last year it was closed Easter Sunday and Monday, so I'd imagine this year would be the same.
Kaylee P
March 8, 2018|
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Response from jeralde | Reviewed this property |
Oh, I have no idea. We just stopped in Cork on our way from Kilnarey to Dublin. We got there around noon time (I think). It was crowded on that Wednesday afternoon, but not oppressive. But I imagine week-ends would be... More
March 5, 2018|
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Response from keithcairns | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is an excellent bar in a lane way entrance to the market known as the oyster bar. Excellent.