The English Market
The English Market
4.5
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • john o
    Australind, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just amazing
    AMAZING From staying in Blarney we were recommended to stop here while in Cork City. This place was amazing. Fabulous selection of fresh fish, meats, chocolate, pates , bread and oils and flowers. Unfortunately we wanted to buy everything but we couldnt as we were not able to eat everything.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 18, 2023
  • roy v
    Traralgon, Australia5,811 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely fresh food to buy here
    While strolling around Cork we came to the English Market. A permanent market in a lovely place , all under cover. Made one hungry just walking through the place . Lots of fish, meat ,vegies and fruit. Great vibe in there. We bought some figs, very nice . A place to spend a bit of time in Cork
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
  • BHASKAR SEN
    New Delhi, India418 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome 👍
    Superb market for non vegetarian guys . Fresh and appealing stuff , hygienic and a delight to watch guys working . One can simply come here and enjoy besides buying the choicest of meat products
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written September 26, 2023
  • Jim C
    Birmingham, Alabama913 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Smorgasbord
    One of the better food markets in Ireland. Great variety of seafood, vegetables, spices, breads, chocolates, and cooked foods. Most vendors give out samples. Worth a visit to get a true Irish feel with many of the locals.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 16, 2023
  • Jeff N
    Phoenix, Arizona122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Olives galore!
    A great one hour stop, grab some treats and take in the experience! Leave time to walk around Cork shops. Park at the garage near the English Market and you have great walking experiences. I loved the huge selection of olives!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 30, 2023
  • Andy7419
    Denver, Colorado4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting to visit
    All the stalls were fun and steeped in rich history. Would definitely recommend for a trip to Cork City but not as much to see as we had hoped. We went by ourselves but I imagine a guided tour would be very interesting. The food there was okay, nothing spectacular. No complaints
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 12, 2023
  • andhow23
    Norman, Oklahoma142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Foodie’s Paradise
    This was amazing! Fresh seafood, cheese, meat, produce, bakery items, chocolate, spices, olives and gourmet foods- all in one place. Definitely a required stop in Cork City.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written December 3, 2023
  • weeezoo
    Woking, United Kingdom573 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fresh FRV, Meat and Seafood
    An experience on its own with a lot of fruit and vegetable stalls. A number of butchers selling pork, beef and lamb - looks as fresh as you can get. The meat stalls are reasonably priced as its for Irish farms.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 17, 2024
  • Sightseer65766263077
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience and food!
    This was a fascinating step back in time as far as the venue is concerned but so many foods to try! We ate breakfast upstairs in the restaurant and the food was incredible. It was chilly in there, but they had blankets so no worries! Take the time to see it. It is well worth the time.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written April 1, 2024
  • FyingKiwi
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food Pandora
    An amazing food market. Here, among fifty plus stalls, you will likely find amidst the usual, exotic food items that will leave you astounded. While wandering around open mouthed, make this also an excuse to sit down for a moment, and partake of some of the many sumptuous delights available.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 31, 2024
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Andre H
Cape Town, South Africa546 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Not what I expected based on previous reviews. Nothing spectacular or special about it. Its not something I would recommend to a fellow traveller & just finding parking in the City is enough to put anyone off , Many better markets in other towns & Cork was certainly not one of our favourite Cities we visited in Ireland during our 2 week holiday
Written May 6, 2022
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Brian O
Dublin, Ireland39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We always enjoy visiting this market for the great selections of food. We do not live in Cork so we are limited to what we can buy. We visited on a Saturday and it was very very busy and crowded. I did not feel comfortable as most people were not wearing masks. The toilet facilities are very limited. We tried to get a table at the upstairs restaurant but after waiting in line for half an hour we decided to move on.
Written August 21, 2021
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jxx9595
Washington, DC1,398 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We are big fans of markets, but we were slighty disappointed with Cork's Market. It was a middlijng market overall. Markets that appeal to lower end shoppers are raw and more interesting. I'm thinking here of the City Market in Lima Peru. Markets that appeal to high end shoppers are striking in another way. I'm thinking here of the Victor Hugo Market in Toulouse France. The Cork Market was right in the middle. Nothing wrong here by any means, but it was just not as photogenic as the others I mentioned. To be clear, we came to photograph not to eat.
Written May 9, 2023
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Okeydokeyo
Wicklow, Ireland78 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Get your website in order

Went to the English Markets after driving over an hour to find that they were closed. No acknowledgment of it being closed on their website, only stats Sunday as closed and this was Friday.

Shame to see that Aramark run this place too.
Written March 19, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,447 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Cork is famous for the English Market, which has a wide selection of cheese and artisan products from Ireland and European sources. The English Market serves local customers and international visitors. You can buy a wide range of artisan products such as cheese and olives at a reasonable price. The English Market is a well-known feature of the city of Cork, which is a famous alternative to Dublin in the south of Ireland for shopping and culture.
Written June 15, 2024
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Sophie M
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
I had an excellent experience here. The market is such an interesting place. I loved walking around and seeing all the different products. Of course, things aren’t cheap, but I wasn’t expecting them to be. I highly recommend stopping at Cafe Marius—I had an excellent Irish breakfast there for a reasonable price. The people working were lovely as well. Overall I definitely think the English Market is worth a stop.
Written February 11, 2023
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nmck2018
Belfast, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Wow! What a fabulous place to visit. The market is bursting with amazing food stalls. Definately go there hungry and grab some lunch or buy some fresh ingredients to take home and cook. We bought filled bagettes from the sandwich stall which were delicious and only 6 euro. There is a great bread stall there too where we bought a fruit soda and an orange and a chocolate cake to take home. If you love food you'll love this place!
Written August 14, 2022
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RAM360
St. Albans, UK337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
We visited this market on our weekend visit to the historic city of cork in June .it’s really great to see markets like this still operate.they have all the produce one can buy.also all goods are fresh ..it’s a great education for the young ones to have.
The best bit for us was the fresh fish traders there.
It’s amazing the choice of fish available.
Written June 3, 2022
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Amanda D
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
The public toilets here are terrible. There was only 1 toilet, and the queue took over 15 minutes before we even got inside the loo. If I could leave less than 1 star I would. The place is huge and there is literally only 1 single toilet for the public. And, it's a coin-entry toilet (20c) which isn't obvious until you've already spent 15 minutes in the queue to get there. You'd better hope somebody in the queue has a coin to lend you. The toilet was also dirty, smelly and there was no toilet paper. The whole thing made me so irritable I didn't enjoy the rest of the experience.
Written September 10, 2022
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,901 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We took a walk to find Market Place, where the locals go. Found the fruits and vegetables to be expensive. The chicken was very reasonable and the meats were not too expensive. Very good selection of cheeses and olives. Always interesting to
see what is available in the local market.
Written August 22, 2022
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