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Farmgate Restaurant

#24 of 489 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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The English Market, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 8134
09:00 - 17:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I was home in Cork for the holidays and brought my partner here for lunch I have had good experiences here before however when we arrived most things on the menu were gone the staff then assumed we would know what's left to eat it was not clear what the options were the staff were generally just unhelpful. Then they... More 

Thank Jeanie T
County Cork, Ireland
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are two parts to this establishment. A cafe side where you queue and order then sit down. Then there is the restaurant. I have been to both many times. It is nice to sit in the high stools over looking the market in the cafe side. The restaurant is obviously a bit slower and comfier. The menu is good... More 

Thank uplands99
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A few of us had lunch there the other day. You start off by ( on that day anyhow) joining a long queue and then when you get to the cash desk you place your order.They give you a sign to carry which has your table number. When a table eventually became partially free we were seated. The first impression... More 

Thank RevueDublin
Bellingham, Washington
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely afternoon lunch here. Both of us had the monk fish and it was delicate and delicious. We shared a dessert and didn't leave a single morsel! It is quite busy for such a small place, but we loved every minute of it and would definitely eat here again.

Thank HBsrfrgirl
Wollongong, Australia
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here whilst visiting the English Market downstairs. The cafe is located above the middle of the market and overlooks the stalls. We had coffee and cake. The cakes were very yummy and rather filling too, I recommend the carrot cake. The walls of the cafe are adorned with Irish historical memorabilia. Worth a visit.

Thank CarrotsD
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast Bap excellent, Cakes expensive, Lunch Very tasty - always Very busy.Get there as early as possible. Always a great buzz on the balcony. Breakfast finishers at 11am, ( a bit too early for my lunch break). Pricey but 5*

Thank Robert D
Cork, Ireland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times The food is freshly made and very tasty.You do have to climb stairs to get to it which might restrict older people.

Thank Patricia F
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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241 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food which is sourced from the market below there was a slight wait for a seat as it was busy when we went but that is expected given the time of year

Thank Evelyn M
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well established restaurant upstairs at the English Market. It has a parent restaurant in Middleton, East Cork also and derives much of its excellent fresh produce from that area. Very popular and usually crowded.

Thank John B
Tralee, Ireland
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147 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely setting for breakfast or lunch. went for full Irish fry - excellent quality ingredients, as good a fry up and I've had anywhere we had lunch the previous day, that was good too will visit again

Thank Donal F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Irish, Cafe, European, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The English Market, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighbourhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 8134

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?