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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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“t bone” (46 reviews)
“steak” (276 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 2 days ago

I went here recently with family and friends and the food was very good, The rack of ribs and steak were very good. The ribs were a bit on the expensive side but very tasty. The elbow Ale was very good and the deserts were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank phil o
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Elbow Lane back in August and promised ourselves that if we were back in Cork we would go again. So glad we did!! If anything the food was even better this time which is hard to imagine. Service is friendly but professional. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nuala H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for a steak with my wife. The chef did a perfect job! Perfect cooked and the smoke and spices were on point! Sat at the bar snd the bartender was extremely friendly. Drink selection was also fantastic and would recommend the beer tasting!...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ReconES
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place last Tuesday with my wife on a city break. Got seated almost straight away despite it being full. Really helpful guy brought us to our table and went through all with us, simple really, wood grilled meat and fish, cocktails , beer...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank shaneb106
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the beat steak dinners I have ever eaten. Ingredients are all locally sourced and there is a wide range of wine and beers. Customer service was brilliant, waiters tended to our needs at every turn. Would definitely come back here!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PL97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were four of us, no booking on a Friday night, and they still got us seated immediately. So, already off to a good start. The restaurant is small, definitely not set up for groups larger than 4. The atmosphere - active bartenders, candlelight, two...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank autufra27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly our family Christmas evening out was disrupted by very poor customer service and mis-information. The manager was arrogant and unaccommodating. On this basis I would not recommend this restaurant. Customer care should matter.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Z4897GXmargaretm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and decided to try it. When we arrived in at 6.30 it was full but we were told we should be able to get a table at 7.15. We went for a drink in it’s sister restaurant next door.at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank emmabm2013
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place. Yes a bit small so probably not suitable for large groups. There was four of us and we were all very very impressed with food. Not too overpriced either. No booking which can be a pain but we were lucky for four and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Deirdre F
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

They use a smoking grill to cook their steaks and they are delicious. The staff are excellent and very friendly. I have been there a number of times and enjoyed each occasion very much

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank davehO8156DF
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September 18, 2018|
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Response from ShaneRussell93 | 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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