During our recent city break in Cork we visited Market Lane for an evening meal and drinks. A city-centre restaurant, close to our hotel and recommended to us by several people (and Trip Advisor), we couldn’t wait to try it and see what the fuss was all about.
Originally when we left for dinner we weren’t intending to shoot for a blog post, but when we arrived we were overwhelmed with the charm and character of the place that we had to get our camera out to take a few snaps!
Market Lane is an award winning local restaurant using ingredients from Cork’s famous English Market. Bustling with people and with a lively atmosphere, Market Lane serves great food at amazing value.
Being highly popular with tourists and locals alike, Market Lane has a walk-in policy and we found ourselves grabbing an artisan cocktail at the bar whilst we waited for a table to become available. Perusing the menu we were delighted with the range of choices on offer and couldn’t wait to tuck in.
All the staff were really welcoming and accommodating and we got the perfect table for two, seated in view of the kitchen.
Pete and I both went for chicken as our main with Pete having roasted marinated chicken breast with sausage and apricot stuffing, roast root veg, creamy mash and gravy and I had roasted marinated chicken breast with mint and pomegranate tabbouleh, spiced sweet potato and lemon, corriander and tahini dressing. The food was simply divine – really flavoursome, hearty and fresh.
When you’re on holiday you can’t say no to a pudding so we both opted for the blondie and chocolate ice cream sundae with salted caramel popcorn – the perfect way to end our meal in one of Cork’s finest.
We’d highly recommend Market Lane to anyone visiting Cork. We loved the restaurant’s bustling vibe and thoroughly enjoyed our food and drinks (to the extent that we decided it was worthy of a feature on the blog!) It’s situated in a perfect location and we couldn’t be more impressed with the great service and lively atmosphere.