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Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse

4 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork c2, Ireland
+353 21 239 0479
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (127 reviews)
“t bone” (40 reviews)
“steak” (225 reviews)
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Irish, Barbecue, European, Brew Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork c2, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants in town. Best steaks and fish options. Home brewed beer. Friendly service. Tiny place, few tables, no reservation accepted, walk in only. Gets quite busy and does not accept groups larger than 6.

Thank Davide P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I were up to having some steaks after a day of touring Cork and we did not regret going to this place. Staff was so accommodating and friendly. They have their own brewing area for their beers and an open fire grill...More

Thank Kathleen A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two had steaks, one had ribs and I had a veggie dish (though I'm not a veggie). Food was excellent, staff were great and the atosphere was first class. If you're a beerista, they brew their own stout and lager on the premises.

Thank Orency
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spending a few nights in Cork so checked out some local restaurants and this one sounded good. There was a 45 min wait for a table on a Sunday night so they gave a couple of suggestions on where to go for a drink. We...More

Thank Keith1612
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here in May for our honeymoon! This place is so good I’m coming back to cork next week so I can have another steak. Funky decor, exceptional staff and food. My husband is a veggie and he had one of the best meals...More

Thank Zio N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love Elbow Lane! First time there we went for my partners birthday and it was fab. A day shopping in Cork has to be either started with Market Lane and then ended with Elbow Lane. Same company but two different places and both fab!...More

Thank lcole1991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service and waiters excellent. A little disappointed with the food due to their special dressings a little over the top and thereby spoiling the beautiful food.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at this venue and I can definitely say it won't be my last. Awesome food! Steak was gorgeous!Fantastic cocktails! Great staff! The venue itself is cosy with a great atmosphere. You must try it. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Tyrone P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its mind blowing how small the inside is yet how efficiently the place run! Pretty impressive I have to admit. It’s rather intimate and quite cosy. Food is so tasty and recommend the steak! Also love the chick peas they serve when you are seated!...More

1  Thank LoveTravelVentures
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WOW had the ribs here and they were divine. Cant book a table here just walk up and see if ones available if not drop in next door to Markwt Lane for a drink and they will get you when they have a table. Very...More

Thank Willie B
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Gareth L
September 18, 2018|
Response from Shane R | Reviewed this property |
These guys don’t take bookings. First come, first serve. Wait if you want, they don’t sit more then 4 at a table because it’s so small.
September 9, 2016|
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Response from oflynnde | Reviewed this property |
yes they had a chicken option
August 15, 2016|
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Response from Walco | Reviewed this property |
Not cheap - but not hugely expensive either. The food is excellent quality.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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