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Restaurant Review - Church Lane

Restaurant Review - Church Lane

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Come February I always get itchy feet to be ‘on the road again’ and see what’s happening around the country. So with spring officially sprung, and the grass riz — barely — I hit the road for one of my favourite places, Cork. I particularly wanted to visit the bustling town of Midleton, a centre of great restaurants, boutiques, and a famous Saturday morning market, which was badly hit by floods last year.

While the business community has fought back on all sides, sadly the biggest loss to the town, due to overwhelming damage, has been Maróg and Sally O’Brien’s famous Farmgate Restaurant & Country Store, a bastion of excellence, which, having been opened in a former tyre outlet in 1988 transformed into a stylish arty destination which had been drawing people to the town ever since.

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First Published In The Sunday Independent