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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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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to The Silver Key for morning coffee/tea and Scones.The tea and coffee arrived first and it was quite a few minutes before the Scones with butter cream and Jam were served. The scones looked lovely but when I went to cut it I discovered the scone was cold and when it was cut open the... More 

Thank MyriamCork
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice big interior with a few different areas so you can always find a quiet space to accommodate a buggy and kiddies - there is also a baby changing room, ehich is great. Staff are extremely friendly and great food, large portions at reasonable prices.

Thank Margaret O
Cork, Ireland
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Silver Key in Ballinlough serves excellent food upstairs in the restaurant, 27.95 for an early bird menu including tea/coffee which is very good value, it ends at 19h30 but they were very flexible even on a Friday night, bruschetta and steak were fab, we didn't have the dessert as had a Birthday Cake, would definitely recommend

Thank Ann C
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here today for lunch at 3 pm placed our oder at 3.05pm at 3.45pm we still hadn't been served even after asking a staff menber where our food was she sid it would be 2 mins.at 3.55 I again went to look for someone to again enquire about our food and was told it would be along do I... More 

Thank sey65
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was very nice, but the quality of the burger i had was absolutely awful. And was very expensive for what I got.

Thank patch1994
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar here has a great Gin selection so if you are a gin fan you will like it. They must be teamed up with fever tree as their large gin lists indicates what flavor/type of tonic best suits it which is a great bonus. They also seem to be a well equipped bar in terms of extras- they offer... More 

Thank Del_clover
Cork, Ireland
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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
Reviewed 1 March 2017 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
Reviewed 13 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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?