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The Silver Key

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Contemporary, Pub
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Churchyard Lane | Ballinlough, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 429 5655
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Cork, Ireland
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for a breakfast meeting but found the delay on the food being such, that on its eventual arrival most of the food was cold and certainly overcooked. Poached eggs returned as they were hard as bulllets and after yet another long delay we had to cancell the replacements as it appeared that they were placed at the back... More 

Thank James O
Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the silver key restaurant several times but I have to say the most memorable was back in December when I called up at last minute to see if they had a table It was a Friday and I expected it to bow booked out, the staff couldn't of been nicer and went out of their way to fit... More 

Thank luckyguy37
Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Myself and my family had lunch here on 8/2/17 when we arrived we were shown to our table and given the menu but we're not told about the special for lunch I had chicken curry the chicken pieces were to large for the way it was served my wife had hot chicken salad main course she said it was taste... More 

Thank derryCork_Ireland
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Went recently with my husband for lunch and I must say it was excellent .The food was beautiful and the service was fast ,courteous and friendly.Many thanks to our waitress Eleanor who was a breath of fresh air in her approach to her clients.I must reccommend this beautiful pub for lunch/dinner.

Thank rossbrook
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to eat in new surroundings. It's a spotless bar. Toilets very clean and maintained. Out doors facilities good also good area for parking.

Thank Jason C
Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Visited the bar downstairs for lunch with kids in tow, very quick service, reasonable prices and very helpful staff. Food is good also. A lot of TV's are around the bar with sports on but were not too noisy. Overall very handy to pop into with children.

Thank Nash_Bridges_1
Cork, Ireland
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Bar refurnished end of 2016, Great job! Get quite busy, Smoking area has plenty of sheltered/Heated seating area out the front. Breakfast option is a must!! Lunch & Dinner is a little over priced but hasn’t failed to disappoint. Service is good. Will return here

Thank jasminecora
Dublin, Ireland
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147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

My parents and I dropped in for food Christmas Eve . When we for there almost every table was reserved for two hours time so a waitress said we could take a table just had to be gone for the reservation which we were totally happy with. The one positive was the waitress was really helpful ,efficient and friendly but... More 

Thank JazzK32
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

went upstairs to the restaurant food was amazing staff very friendly and helpful. will certainly be eating there again

Cork, Ireland
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Came here for lunch recently and wasnt disppointed. I really like this bar and it has plenty of seeting both inside and outside. There is a great choice on the menu with something for everyones tastes. The staff are incredibly friendly and eventhough the bar was really busy we were only waiting 5 minutes for a table. Food arrived within... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, Contemporary, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?