The English Market

Filled with exotic smells, colourful stalls, and foods from across the globe, Cork City’s English Market is a spot to experience the entire world through food. The Irish locals and visitors from all over flock to the eclectic market to find fresh craft foods that have been prepared on the spot in one of the many restaurant stalls or to collect foods for a fine dinner to be made at home from the variety of sellers of local and imported meat, produce, and gourmet goods.

In the centre of Cork City, the market has been feeding Ireland and introducing new cuisine to the country since 1780, before Ireland was its own republic. Through famine, war, and natural disasters the market has remained a constant for the people of Cork and is a staple for Irish restaurateurs, foodies, and families.

A trip to Cork cannot be complete without a stroll under the vintage yellow awnings of the English Market, filling up on teas, soda breads, and Irish delicacies as you pass through the many stalls and cafés inside! 

Read what others share about their experience

  • Yaran Liang
    8 months ago
    Did my tourist bit and absolutely love it. Recommended if you like markets. Very fresh food offered...
  • Rijo John Mathew
    a week ago
    A Taste of Tradition Located in the heart of Cork, the English Market is a vibrant hub of culinary...
  • Georg Breiner
    a month ago
    Very nice place! Wide variety of food and specialties. Keep an eye on opening hours.
  • Curt Archambault
    7 months ago
    Love this place! A must visit when in Cork! Being from Seattle, very reminiscent of Pike Place...
  • Harini Ramakrishnan
    11 months ago
    Must visit place. All fruits tastes amazing. All produce are fresh. They have vide ranges of Jams,...

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