Avoca - Fodder Restaurant

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€31 to €50
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Taking good food back to basics, the new Avoca Fodder restaurant will centre around deliciously simple, quality fare cooked to perfection. In keeping with Avoca’s well-established dedication to and passion for Irish food provenance, the menu will focus on seasonal and local ingredients, hand-prepared with care and attention by the team of talented chefs. Fodder will serve breakfast and lunch 7 days a week, and will offer an exceptional evening dining experience from Wednesday to Saturday. Offering something for every occasion and at any time of day, Fodder will serve as the perfect spot for morning business meetings, brunch and cocktails with friends and romantic dinners for two.
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CR
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely lunch with family. Food was delicious with good choices

IG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely surprise located in the back of the new Avoca. Great food, really good service. Will certainly be back.

F
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and professional service.
The waiters and the manager were very kind.

Nice venue! Elegant people!

JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant experience , lovely room
And great service

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and company was amazing. Would recommend

DB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and service and nothing was an issue. Lovely experience overall

AF
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful lunch. First time to dine here (and certainly not our last as we have already booked in again!) - Warm welcome on arrival by the exceptionally charming Manager who made us feel right at home. Our waitress was very pleasant & helpful. The decor is wonderful & we loved the bar (which was well stocked with plenty of options to suit everyone). We weren't rushed and could eat at our own pace. Opted for the Puligny Montrachet wine which was delicious along with the vegetarian tagine & the seared tuna. Massive portions and we demolished every morsel! Divine desserts too and beautiful coffee. Super impressed with Fodder Restaurant, wonderful staff and tasty food. We will be back.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi Alanna, Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, and for your lovely review. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and your meal. We hope you'll be back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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MO
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I would love if they would put soup on the brunch menu. Our waitress was fantastic much better than the manager.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi Michelle, Thank you for dining with us at Fodder, and for taking the time to leave your review. We hugely value all customer feedback, and we take your comments on board regarding the soup. Please rest assured all of your feedback will be communicated to the team there. Again, thank you so much for visiting Fodder Restaurant. Kind Regards, Avoca

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OP
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful cod dish for lunch. Will be back!! Thank you.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi Orla, Thank you very much for your kind words about Fodder - we look forward to welcoming you back! Kind Regards, Avoca

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HJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would highly recommend Fodder for a weekend brunch as the quality of the food was exceptional. The staff are also so attentive and nothing is too much trouble for them - we really felt so well looked after during our meal especially my young son. It has a great atmosphere and the décor is wonderful too - all round a really nice place to eat and we will definitely return again soon!

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi Helen, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we hope you will come back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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KF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Poor menu for lunch too many big meals dinner type menu and not enough choice would not go again for Lunch (much prefer the brunch options)

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for visiting Fodder and for taking the time to leave your review. We hugely value all customer feedback, and we take your points on board. Please be assured they will be communicated to the team in an effort to make any improvements we can. Kind Regards, Avoca

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CR
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The staff are extremely nice and helpful and the food good.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi Caroline, Thank you very much for visiting Fodder, and for your kind review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back again in future! Kind Regards, Avoca

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MO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I ordered poached eggs with Smoked Salmon on Toast the eggs were cold & undercooked. Toast was cold! Companion had scrambled eggs with Avocado again the eggs under cooked.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi Mary, Thank you for dining with us at Fodder, and for taking the time to leave your review. We value all of our customer feedback, and are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal. Please rest assured we will communicate your feedback to the team there in an effort to always make any improvements we can, as this is not the usual standard of food we pride ourselves on serving. We are very sorry that this was your experience, and we thank you for your valued feedback. Kind Regards, Avoca

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LM
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, very attentive and friendly service, nice amount of space between the tables. To make things comfortable for its clientele, Fodder should consider installing a porch so that cold wind doesn't waft through the door!

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting Fodder, and for your kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service! Please rest assured we are aware of the problem with the draft and are working to find a solution for this currently. We do hope you will come back to visit us again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service!

ED
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous foods, drinks and ambiance. Excellent staff and great value for money. We all had a great evening.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi Eileen, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we hope you will come back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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OP
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious fish beautifully served. Lovely staff. Hoping that the lamb will be back on the menu next time

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi Orla, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we hope you will come back again soon! We will make sure your feedback about the lamb is passed on to the team, too, and are glad you enjoyed it! Kind Regards, Avoca

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F
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice venue and good ratio quality-price. The service has been perfect and the food too.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi Filippo, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we hope you will come back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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C
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it and will be back!!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found our new favourite place - totally blown away by the food - we were lucky enough to have a tasting menu and the tastes, let alone the presentation, were genuinely miles ahead of anything any of us have tried in Dublin . The atmosphere was perfect and the venue itself is fab - kit out to a super high standard and we had a round table with super comfy chairs .

So good, 8 of us amended our existing booking for a birthday celebration next week to go back to Fodder again instead.
Service was flawless in every way , everyone had a smile on their face and knew everything about every course in detail and the chef and kitchen staff should be proud of themselves

Surprised we hadn’t heard of it before !
10 out of 10 from all of us

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and that you will be coming back for your birthday celebration! We look forward to welcoming you back then. Kind Regards, Avoca

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice spot for brunch but a bit too crowded, which made the service slow and the team forget things we have ordered after a few reminders. The 2 people tables are too small for the plates (there was literally no way to fit them). The food is good though the mains are unoriginal. The carrot side salad is however is very original, really big and really tasty! Overall, had better meals in the other Avoca restaurants, but I think they will get there with a bit more time!

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting Fodder, and for taking the time to leave your review. We hugely value all of our customer feedback. Please be assured your comments around the table spacing and slow service will be communicated to the team so we can work to make any improvements we can. We are, however, glad to hear you enjoyed the carrots side dish! We do hope you will return to visit us again in the near future. Kind Regards, Avoca

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w
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch was very good, portion size and quality were great but quite expensive

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi there, Thanks so much for dining with us at Fodder. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your brunch! Regarding pricing, it's our priority to use the best quality food&ingredients. Our bakers do all our fresh baking from 4am each day so that our customers have delicious, fresh scones, breads&cakes. We're dedicated to quality Irish ingredients,&this premium quality is reflected in some of our pricing. I hope this explains a little! Thank you so much for your review&custom. Kind Regards, Avoca

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Avoca Fodder to celebrate our 10th anniversary together, because we wanted a nice and quiet place to enjoy dinner and chat.
Needless to say that the food was amazing.
The service was great: the waiters are caring and chatty. I broke the glass with the dessert and they gave us another one for free with some extra macarons. On top of that, since they knew it was our anniversary, they gave us a delicious chocolate cake as a gift to celebrate!!
We will come back soon!

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for choosing to spend your anniversary with us at Fodder, and for your lovely review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your evening, and we look forward to welcoming you back next time. Kind Regards, Avoca

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VD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The dishes we picked were full of spice condiments and there were no indication of it in the menu. It was a poor experience this time because not me or my boyfriend like spicy food. Also to order was a bit longer than usual.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi Vivian, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, and for taking the time to leave your review. We hugely value all of our customer feedback, and are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience. Please rest assured we will pass on your feedback about the spices in your dishes to the team there in an effort to always make any improvements we can. Again, we are very sorry you did not enjoy your meal with us, but we do hope you will come back to visit us again. Kind Regards, Avoca

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service

DO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a pre all Ireland match day brunch here and we had a really good breakfast, friendly and professional service and very good value. The portions are big, the coffee is lovely.......third occasion visiting here and it's now our go to for a getogether for brunch.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi Deirdre, thank you very much for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, and for your lovely review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope you'll come back again very soon! Kind Regards Avoca

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TA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our last meal out in our 7 months Dublin experience. The meal was absolutely delicious and definitely one we would order again should we return to Dublin. We also lived in Ballsbridge and often shopped at Avoca .

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2019

Hi Tim, Thank you so much for dining with us at Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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J
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Risotto was good and service very pleasant. Desserts were disappointing, pastry a bit tough and nothing very chocolatey on the menu. Wine prices a bit steep. Lovely venue for brunch/lunch but we feel it is still finding its feet as an evening venue. Very quiet for a Saturday evening.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2019

Hi there, thank you very much for dining with us at Fodder, and for your valued feedback. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your risotto and the service with us, and we take on board your comments on the dessert options. We hugely value all customer feedback and will pass your comments on to the team. Kind Regards, Avoca

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a
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

as always the food in Avoca is very good the staff friendly and service is good; the decor and quiet atmosphere is excellent; will go back again

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on October 18, 2019

Hi there, Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us at Fodder and for taking the time to leave your kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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NM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed it, great service and amazing food.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on August 14, 2019

Hi Nick, Thank you very much for your recent visit to Fodder Restaurant, and for your kind review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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J
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall service and ambiance very good except for a noisy group of women at the next table having lunch. Two of us had the Halloumi fritters which was the only vegetarian hot meal option and both found the dish a bit dry. We were given a tiny portion of the sauces to share between us which seemed a bit mean. Our fiend's ricotta salad looked appetising and the desserts were very good. Overall, Avoca needs to look at its vegetarian options for brunch and lunch.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on August 14, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, & for taking the time to leave your review. We're happy to hear you found the service & ambience very good, but regret you did not enjoy your fritters. Please rest assured we'll communicate your feedback re: the fritters & the vegetarian options to the team in an effort to continually improve our offering. Thank you very much for your valued feedback, & we do hope you'll return to dine with us again in future. Kind Regards, Avoca

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JE
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely building, very comfortable and good menu choice for breakfast
Very friendly waitress

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on August 14, 2019

Hi Jeano, Thank you very much for your kind review, and for visiting Fodder Restaurant. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and hope you will come back again soon. Kind Regards, Avoca

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V
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent experience. Staff were just wonderful, menu different and inventive , food superbly presented and flavors divine. A real surprise and will definitely be back , lovely ambience , quiet and cosy to have great conversation.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on August 14, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for dining with us at Fodder, and for taking the time to leave your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the service, menu and food, and we can't wait to welcome you back again next time! Kind Regards, Avoca

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EG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We love Avoca but had a bad experience and bad meal.
My order was mixed up despite me repeating it twice and being very clear. I also saw this happen at 2 tables near us. I got my brunch when my husband was finished his and when it came the dish (avocado eggs & bacon jam) wasn’t nice.
Then the bill came and the wrong dish I got first plus the right dish were both on it! The waitress tried to explain that this wasn’t the case but it was. The manager intervened and took off the error and gave us our coffees on him - but if I’m out for a nice brunch I prefer to just pay for my coffee and get what I ordered when I ordered it.
We weren’t the only people who didn’t get what they asked for.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on August 14, 2019

Hi Emma, Thank you very much for dining with us at Fodder, and for taking the time to leave your review. We are very sorry to hear of your experience, and apologise for the mix up with your order. Please accept our sincere apologies for the issue, and rest assured your comments will be communicated to the team there to ensure we do our best to prevent this happening in future. We are very grateful for your feedback. Kind Regards, Avoca

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RJ
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Too quiet for a great neighborhood resto on a Thursday evening. The food was excellent with very nice service. Fact that front entrance through Avoca closes early will limit any spontaneous business from walkers by. I will be back.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on August 14, 2019

Hi Roisin, Thank you for dining with us at Fodder, and for your kind review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your food and the service. We are taking all of your feedback on board, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Avoca

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A
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Gorgeous food and excellent service. Really good value for money too. Will definitely be back!

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on July 16, 2019

Hi there, Thanks so much for visiting Fodder and for leaving your feedback. Your comments are very much appreciated, and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind Regards, Avoca

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Very empty restaurant for Saturday night. Food was good but a bit too pricey for what it was. Service was courteous and helpful but still couldn’t find a waiter when we were ready to leave

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on July 16, 2019

Hi there, Thank you very much for dining with us at Fodder Restaurant, and for taking the time to leave your review. We hugely value all our customer comments, and please rest your assured your feedback will be communicated to the team. We do hope you will visit us again in future. Kind Regards, Avoca

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HL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely welcome but slow to take order. The menu was changed recently & the dishes varied again. Hopefully it will settle down now. Staff are friendly but service took time.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on July 16, 2019

Hi there, Thank you very much for dining with us at Fodder. Please rest assured your valued feedback will be communicated to the team in an effort to continually improve the customer experience with us. We do hope you will visit us again in future! Kind Regards, Avoca

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OC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Fodders from the service to the ambience to the quality of the food. We were there on a week night but would recommend also for a special occasion. The environment would be a great match for a broad range of occasions.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on July 16, 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for visiting Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us, and that you loved the food, service and ambience! We do hope you will come back again soon. Kind Regards, Avoca

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GG
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent however the wine list was nonsense. Only about 8/9 wines listed. Cheapest at €28.00 rapidly going up go €150.00 for wines which did not even quote vintage. Even more irritating was we could view an extensive array of wines in the “shop” area opposite our table. Get real !