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The Silver Key

Churchyard Lane | Ballinlough, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 429 5655
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (10 reviews)
“goujons” (3 reviews)
“side salad” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Churchyard Lane | Ballinlough, Cork, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit here now and again. Recently refurbished and it's very comfortable. Lots of staff who are friendly and helpful. It's not all cheap though and sometimes they stint on the more expensive ingredients. So if you order battered fish expect lots of chips and peas...More

Thank holycornflakes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food but very bad service. Usually the waiter/waitress comes to your service and asks if everything is ok, while I was here with my family everyone else around us waiter/waitress approached them after serving them to make sure everything was ok, but we didn’t...More

Thank shane o
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Gr8 service , food is good and lovely 😊 interior Home 🏠 from home 🏠 and always happy to pull in here

Thank Aidan B
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Recently had lunch in the Silver Key & I have to say it was really enjoyable, the service was very efficient, a nice relaxed atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. Would highly recommend it.

Thank Kinsale35
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We had a booking for fifteen in the Silver Key recently for my parents 40th wedding anniversary. The food went down very well, really enjoyable but unfortunately a little on the slow slide coming out to the group. This was brought to our servers attention...More

Thank Conor C
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of food served in what is essentially a pub! I ordered the steak "a point" and it was cooked to perfection. Friends had the chicken au gratin, and were very pleased. Just the right amount of food for...More

Thank Maggs W
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I ordered the fillo prawns and beef burger both tasted amazing. I felt bad for tge person serving us as a massive party of kids was sitting near and were very noisy, this did put a damper on things but the restuarant was not at...More

Thank Seán W
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Love popping in here for a cup of coffee for an afternoon out with friends. The refurbishment is fantastic, really classy. Staff are super and very friendly. Food is fab and reasonably priced. Parking is the only issue! Would recommend +++++

1  Thank Aideen M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

i often go on a sunday morning for breakfast with my family they also do half portion breakfasts the lunch menu is very good it is table service i prefer carvery si i can see the quality of the food they do an excellent evening...More

Thank mmmcork
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Often visit here for lunch as my office is close by, decent menu, good service, nice atmosphere, not too pricy, food is always good especially the fish n chips. The Guinness is usually tops as well.

Thank More_Mash
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Churchyard Lane | Ballinlough, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 429 5655
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