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Avoca - Fodder Restaurant, Dublin 4, Co. Dublin

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant

4.1
4.1
300 Reviews
€31 to €50
Irish
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 5 days a week. 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon, Wed–Fri 8:30 am–11:15 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 8:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon, Wed–Fri 12:15 pm–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 691 6091

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 300 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin 4

    Neighborhood gem

  • Dublin 4

    Most Booked

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  1. DF

    DesFitz

    Dublin

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely brunch, great staff and very well furnished.
  2. ML

    MartyL

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The servers were fine but the service was very slow. We were seated for 30 minutes before we were served tea and coffee. The full Irish breakfast arrived shortly afterward. The eggs were fresh but everything else was pre-cooked and barely warm. Very unappetizing. Other diners were clearly waiting for food and service and getting agitated. Overall, a disappointing experience and I would not go back.
  3. M

    Mumof2

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Very slow - 50 mins from seating to food arriving, 40 mins from ordering to food arriving. Appreciate short staffed but this was not communicated until we queried on multiple occasions where our order was. Better communication would have helped the experience. Food was good as always.
  4. MF

    MarcF

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice but too expensive for what u get. Over 6 euro for a very average side of fries
  5. NJ

    NormaJ

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliable and stylish spot for casual dining brunch
  6. ET

    EllenT

    Wicklow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely, service good too. No complaints.
  7. SJ

    ShJC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    It was nice, though a bit cold. The staff was outstanding.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Waited over 30 mins to get our order. Too long.
  9. J

    Joe2022

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were faultless - such an incredible turnaround in a restaurant under the new manager. Santa Claus visit was a nice touch.
  10. RK

    RachelK

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Disappointed with the egg shashuka. Underdone and a bit flavourless. Caesar salad and croque monsieur were very good and very big portions.
  11. R

    Ruthie

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Needs to have better gluten free options for brunch.
  12. J

    Jules

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Absolutely no welcome from front of house person, totally disinterested to the point of rude
  13. KS

    KSom

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m not crazy about the menu , would be nice to have homemade soups ,open salmon sandwich and please bring back the fruit crumble it was amazing
  14. SS

    SebS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food was poor. Croque Monsieur was served on very thick bread and disappointing. Irish Tea as served with a teabag in a cup. It should have been served in a pot.
  15. N

    Nono

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, we always return to avocca whenever we visit Dublin
  16. PF

    PamelaF

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing French toast and fresh orange juice served by lovely friendly staff, would highly recommend.
  17. CG

    CharlotteG

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Simply would not swap poached eggs for scrambled egg… even though both were cracking an egg into a saucepan. One would have had water in and the other not. Unbelievable
  18. O

    Omcg

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I stayed near by and breakfast each morning. Beautiful start to the day. Staff..... food..... atmosphere........ value excellent. I'll be back!
  19. J

    Joe2022

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice food and great service. Such a turnaround in the restaurant in the last two months. Highly recommend the pancakes and kids food is great value.
  20. YS

    YvonneS

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    We were given the menus on our arrival and had to wait over 10 mins, before anyone returned to even check if we were ready to order. The staff seemed more interested in chatting between themselves rather than attending to any customers. There were 3 other tables and us, each of the other tables was eating so it was only us that were holding menus. The rest of the restaurant was completely empty! The meal was lovely although, my husband's soup was obviously heated up in a microwave as it was warm in places and cold in others. The rest of the food was tasty, we had duck paté and the chicken burger. I think at 6.45e for a very small portion of rosemary and salted chips, it was very over priced. What really annoyed us was that the plates were cleared twice while one of our party was very obviously still eating their meal. This is a no no in my book, having worked in the service industry for many years. We choose to celebrate a very special occasion, our son's Graduation in The Fodder REstaurant but to be honest, I was quite disappointed with the bad service that we received. I don't normally leave reviews but I felt I could not let this one go.
  21. OB

    OvidiuB

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Quality of food worsening, same as service
  22. CO

    CathyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I’m delighted to be able to return to Fodder after Covid. Everything is just the same. Disappointed no rotisserie chicken on the menu. My favourite
  23. f

    foodgloriousfood

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    My vegan lunch was delicious. The Caesar salad was v average.
  24. T

    Tribar

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Burgers, full Irish, Caesar all good, pizza chef had gone on a break which was a pity for kids but in general staff were very good
  25. N

    Niamh

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolutely horrendous service and food. Food was served twice and was cold twice considering it was a Croque monsieur and an Irish Breakfast is absolutely unbelievable. Definitely not being made to order. We complained at the table the first time the food was served, we had to call the server over. Food was redone and the sandwich was cold again. No one came to check the second time until we were finished and when we said the sandwich was cold again the server said nothing and just walked away like literally just stared at us and walked away as if we were a pain. No one topped up the water, asked did we want more drinks or did we want coffee or a dessert. We had to eat what was served the second time as we were 55 minutes waiting at this stage and had somewhere to be. I’ve emailed Avoca directly before posting this review with no response, emphasising and mirroring the lack of customer care at the restaurant. Avoca has gone rapidly down hill since the takeover. Still fascinated that a chef sent out not one but two stone cold Croque monsieur sandwiches. It’s essentially a toasted ham and cheese sandwich, how can it be so badly served!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice staff and location. Portions are enormous
  27. MA

    MaryA

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great venue for good food, with good and friendly service and an eye to keeping up standards.
  28. MO

    MarcO

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Unfortunately the food offering in Avoca has declined somewhat recently. We ordered poached eggs and avocado on toast. It was largely tasteless except for the overpowering amount of lime added to the avocado. The prices have also increased significantly for less. Its unfortunate.
  29. M

    Mauds

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Felt the Chicken chaser salad was disappointing - bread/croutons were too hard to eat - too much salted in relation to the portion of chicken. Staff were pleasant
  30. TB

    TrevorB

    Dublin

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Servers didn’t know the menu - struggled with English. Fig salad was very poor , had a hair in it and wasn’t dressed. Macchiato coffee was spilt in saucer and had very little hot milk on it so was far too strong
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Food was very good; service very slow.
  32. M

    Mary

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Quality of Avoca shop transferred seamlessly to the table - and then some.
  33. JF

    JoyFul

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    We ordered croque monsieur but I would advice against this dish. The bread is huge and wet from the overload of greasy sauce, in addition two large slices of (not crispy) bacon. We asked if anyone ever was able to eat the whole sandwich and it appeared no one ever had, so it’s not only unhealthy but also wasteful. Otherwise the atmosphere and service are good, but definitely change or remove the croque monsieur from the menu.

    Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on October 3, 2022Hi there, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you negative experience in store. We will ensure your feedback is passed onto the team so that they are made aware, we hope that next time you visit is a more positive experience. Should you wish for a manager to reach out to you to discuss your experience please let us know and we can arrange. Kind Regards, Avoca.

  34. JS

    JimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I have been in a few times. Food and Service always good.
  35. M

    Marina

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We did the booking from this app but I think they weren't really happy to have us there at this time. The menu was short different than last time I was there. I was probably expecting something different

    Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on October 3, 2022Hi there, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you negative experience in store. We will ensure your feedback is passed onto the team so that they are made aware, we hope that next time you visit is a more positive experience. Should you wish for a manager to reach out to you to discuss your experience please let us know and we can arrange. Kind Regards, Avoca.

  36. KS

    KSom

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    lovely staff, nice dessert , its a shame there is no tap to tip for the staff as very few people carry cash . i understand we can no longer tip the staff with our cards ,
  37. AG

    AlanG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I always like going to Avoca but there seems to be some misalignment between hospitality operations and customer information contained on their website. There lunch menu on the website states a 12.15pm service with latest breakfast service was 11.15am. Arrived at 11.15am to be given the lunch menu when we wanted breakfast! Good dining experience though
  38. T

    Tori

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We received booking confirmation from Avoca the day before our reservation. When we arrived we were disappointed to see that the restaurant wasn't even open and some of the staff didn't know themselves. We found some of the other staff who knew to be dismissive, unapologetic, and unhelpful. Wouldn't recommend
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Dirty glasses
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    both got pizzas- slightly undercooked, staff pretty clueless- assume a post Covid thing. overall, pretty average experience at higher end of price point.

    Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on September 16, 2022Hi there, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you negative experience in store. We will ensure your feedback is passed onto the team so that they are made aware, we hope that next time you visit is a more positive experience. Should you wish for a manager to reach out to you to discuss your experience please let us know and we can arrange. Kind Regards, Avoca

FAQs

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 691 6091.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Avoca - Fodder Restaurant

Building 1, Number 1 Ballsbridge, Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4, Co. Dublin D04 FP65

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ballsbridge

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon, Wed–Fri 8:30 am–11:15 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 8:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon, Wed–Fri 12:15 pm–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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