The English Market, Cork

Beloved by the people of Cork for centuries, The English Market has recently gained popularity for its multicultural vendors selling international foods. Though a market has been on this site since 1788, the current structure didn't open until the 19th century. This market has always been known for its fish and butchers, which provide ingredients to many of the area's best restaurants. Stroll through through the space, talk with locals, and purchase some fresh produce or other goods along the way. Take a look at our Cork route planner to schedule your visit to The English Market and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • An eclectic mix to be found here no visit to cork is complete especially if you are a foodie personally I don’t eat anything else Good place to meet for a coffee and watch the world go by  more »
  • Cork city is one of the place to go, but very similar in many parts of Europe of its members does not satisfy the shopping market as the only building date is remarkable.
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  • I'd say this take the top place for things to do in Cork. I know it's just a market but it's so adorable and with such a wide offer of produce that it's ideal to just take a walk in it. You have chees...  more »
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  • Local goods in a nice market setting. Even as tourists you can appreciate the hard-working locals getting their quality produce, meats, and sweets out to the public. There are really nice boutique shops mixed in as well. My boyfriend and I only wished our hotel room had a kitchen so we could have enjoyed a meal with goods bought from this market. Next time we will! It is a must to take a stroll in The English Market at least once to admire the culinary spectacle. You just might walk out of there with something delicious!
  • This is a great spot to buy and appreciate local produce. There is a wide variety of meat, fish, cheese, spices from all over the world, tea, vegetables, grains and anything you can think of. There are a few stalls where you can enjoy freshly cooked food, such as salads and sandwiches, amazing coffee and wonderful tarts and cakes. My favourite is the olive stall. Every one can find whatever you are looking for here. It is always a busy place, filled with locals and tourists.
  • Had lunch in the Farm Gate, beautiful as always and had gluten free options. Get to watch the world go by, service excellent. We wandered the market after, what a lovely way to spend an afternoon. You'll enjoy the banter on the stands.
  • We often go there for our fresh produce. The quality is good. Most of the people at the stales are friendly and helpful. There is such a wide variety of things to eat, drink, and take as gifts. The restaurant upstairs really adds to the experience of being in the market. From the restaurant you have a birds eye view of the place. There are also a number of side walkways that often go unnoticed. Pay attention and you could find some little hidden treasures.
  • A must visit place when in Cork city. Fantastic array of meat that you might not see in local butchers. Great cake/pastry shops. Plenty of little places to dot and eat. Love it!

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