Dear Guest,

Thanks for your patience while we work with updated public health guidelines which have just been released.

Reservations for indoor dining from Monday 9th August are now open

For indoor dining we can take reservations for tables if:

  1. you and all members of your party have been fully vaccinated OR
  2. if you and your group have had COVID and have immunity status OR
  3. a combination of the above

In all cases please tick the box confirming your status during booking and bring your Covid Certificate and photo ID.

For outdoor dining we can take bookings for tables of 2, 3 or 4 guests. To maximise spacing and ventilation within the venue, we are currently only accepting tables of 1 or 2 for indoor dining.

If you cannot see any availability showing for the day or time you want, it means we are full.

We are really looking forward to see all our guests and friends, old and new, enjoying an unfettered experience inside our restaurants in the near future. We are pretty uncomfortable even having to delineate guests in this manner and hope that we can get back to welcoming all guests inside as soon as possible.

Thanks again for your understanding while we negotiate this very strange set of circumstances.

The Elbow Lane Team.


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Set in a handsome building at the end of Oliver Plunkett street in Cork city, our restaurant combines an in-house nano brewery with a smoke house serving exciting food and drinks including our own Elbow Lane beers.

Our Beers

We’re really proud of the beers that we make here in our tiny brewery. There are no additives and we proudly brew according to the principles of the German Purity Law which means that we use four ingredients to make our beer. Quality and taste are paramount to us and we formulated the beers below specifically to work with the food we offer in our five restaurants.
We hope you enjoy!

Elbow Lager

Elbow Lager

Angel Stout

Angel Stout

Wisdom Ale

Wisdom Ale

Jawbone Pale Ale

Jawbone Pale Ale

Arrow Weiss.

Arrow Weiss.

Drawbridge Pale Ale

Drawbridge Pale Ale



Treat your friends and loved ones to an unforgettable meal at Elbow Lane with our restaurant voucher. Vouchers can be purchased online for a minimum of €20.00 and up to €500.00. You may choose to have the voucher held at the restaurant for collection or posted (within one working day) to you or the recipient directly. Personal dedications are also available, with the personalised message included in the voucher. The voucher itself is a handsome A6-sized embossed and folded gift card printed on heavy stock which comes in its own matching envelope.

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Smoke House Dry Rub

Available in store and to buy online (for delivery to addresses in Ireland only)


About this Dry Rub
This rub is a combination of salt, pepper, sugar, herbs and spices and can be used to flavour meat in any dish. Unlike a marinade, the dry rub will form a tasty crust on the exterior of the meat when grilled. If grilled, the sugar will caramelize and form a crust to seal in all the flavor and juices. Just about any meat can be rubbed before going on the grill or in the oven. There are people that would disapprove of you using this rub as a seasoning on chips, potatoes and indeed breakfast cereals, but we don’t know any of those people.


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