Avoca Salt Restaurant

4.4
27 reviews
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€30 and under
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Bright and airy, with a vintage retro style and featuring distressed wooden tables topped in white marble, salvage greenhouse window frames and comfy linen banquettes, Salt continues Avoca’s emphasis on serving delicious, seasonal dishes with largely locally sourced ingredients.

Salt's name comes its Salthill locale - which itself was derived from salt works that were once here - plus the nearby sea and, of course, the seasoning. Our Head Chef is Mark McGillycuddy who previously worked in Michelin-starred Mint in Ranelagh. Menus are fresh and interesting (see below), with plenty of appetizing salads and lighter lunch dishes, reasonably priced for the casual mid-week crowd.
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TO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant surrounds, great speedy service, good food and moderately priced.

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EQ
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely brunch with our two children. The kids menu was very good. Staff were very nice and friendly. Will go back again soon

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S
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Meeting a friend for lunch. We both ordered the poached eggs,avocado dish. It came really quickly but wasn’t very hot. It tasted good but would have been nicer if it was hot. When I tried to pay my bill I was told the bill was gone from the computer. I told the lady I hadn’t paid and I had to tell her what o had. Strange.
I was upset to then get an email from Opentable telling me that Salt had told them I never turned up for my reservation. I would NEVER not turn up for a reservation as I am in the service industry myself.
Something amiss in Salt I’m sorry to say.

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MT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sabi is the best! A warm, entertaining host that makes everyone feel welcome and appreciated. Highly recommend Salt Avoca particularly because of him.

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MD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I mentioned To the waiter that the fish was not fresh I was some what surprised that there was no. Response

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BM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

The lunch I received was way below par for this Restaurant. It felt and tasted as if it was reheated.

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RM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The slightly quirky retro style of the decor adds to the novelty of the food which in itself is somewhat exotic but based on fresh ingredients often in unexpected combinations.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely breakfast! Great quality food and super service!

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NW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious breakfast and will definitely be returning

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W
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Last minute decision, but we got a table for 5 online (which they honoured, even though they hadn't yet transposed it to the 'book'). Always good food - everyone (teens and adults) very happy with their lunch choices and lots of sharing and oohing and ahhing. Always busy, but always worth the wait.

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Would be nice to have a real avocado toast option but the brunch was very good. We didn't have great service (they forgot about us and hadn't brought enough tea for the two of us who ordered it) but overall it's a great place. We'll visit again.

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MG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Had the chicken Cesar salad and was violently ill within one hour !

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JS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful menu choice of food. In Monkstown it’s a gem
Strange that it’s not busier

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P
Amsterdam
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service, food, wine recommended and value were outstanding

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EE
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

I really don’t like writing a bad review about a restaurant when the staff were so friendly and efficient but at the end of the day it’s about the food! One out of three of us enjoyed their meal .I had the beef in red wine and it was almost inedible it was so salty,I counted five pieces of meat and the rest was a rather unappetizing mess!When Salt opened first I found it different ,tasty food and I have revisited many times but menu is boring and hasn’t changed much in years.Whilst we all like the Mezze board we don’t want it every time we visit as it’s the only dish that was nice,on the plus side the trio of desserts was delightful but overall I don’t think I’d return unless I heard food great again!!sorry

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LR
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food is good, not outstanding, particularly in view of the pricing. It would be great if the brunch menu was available earlier on a sunday.

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely place. Great food and staff. Hadn't been in a while but won't be leaving so long until our next visit.

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NO
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a noisy and picky bunch who meet up once a year and enjoy a long evening of delicious food and wine in Salt. The staff were very attentive and good humoured, coping with all our diverse needs. We will definitely return.

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AG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely and delicious food, beautifully presented. Great staff and very nice ambience. Will return for sure!

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service surprisingly poor for my local Avoca restaurant on the occasion of my Mum’s 86th b’day! Think Aramark have dumbed the place down - laminated drinks menu - really!!??? Food good when it came - 1 hour after sitting down - although choice has been cut presumably to make sure the place makes money? staff tried best but rather chaotic for a 5.30pm spot on bank holiday Saturday!! Oh they also didn’t have our online open table reservation down ....but at least accommodated us!

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SK
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in we were looked after so well. Service was excellent and food so tasty, there was plenty of it! Nice buzz about the place too.

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FD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab as always never let down by food. Best Tuna in town. Well done again SALT

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FL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Well located restaurant, with friendly staff and good food.

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s
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have rbeakfast or brunch. Alot of children so noise levels are high :)

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l
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Love Avoca Salt - Gluten Free pancakes are a complete treat for my Coeliac daughter and the food is just excellent each and every time.

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I booked a table on line but on arrival no record of it was there. Fortunately a table was available. The waiter advised that the on line system was not checked very often - maybe once a day and first thing in the morning! Seems silly to invest in a system and then abuse it and ultimately the expectant customer who arrives to find no table available.

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KS
Dublin
24 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice cafe but can be noisy when busy. Tasty food. Service can be a bit hit and miss, purely due to how busy the place is. Nice food hall attached - always packed!

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