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Avenue, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Avenue

4.6
4.6
450 reviews
€30 and under
Irish

Avenue is located over two floors in the heart of Maynooth. Opened in December 2007 by Robert & Bronagh Kennedy, Avenue now boasts a band of loyal customers, gaining a reputation for excellence and winning countless awards. Avenue has long been recognized for quality, consistency and value, along with the buzz of a busy restaurant and the warmth of our friendly staff… with a “Céad míle fáilte” that comes from the heart. Our customers continue to enjoy our great Irish food and that’s because we have a local, natural and honest approach with an easy-going warm style that is both rooted in tradition and yet still modern. Whether it’s our famous chicken wings or burgers, our renowned Steaks or just one of our amazing desserts, Avenue always delivers.

We offers the complete dining experience with our full bar, which combines luxury, privacy & comfort. With our inspired chefs and our warm and welcoming staff we will turn your night into one you will always remember!

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Bistro, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:30 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 1:00 pm–12:00 am
    Dinner
    Wed, Thu 12:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (01) 628 5003

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jonathan Cole

  • Catering

    Please note that unless a customers specifies an area they may automatically be seated outside. This may not be possible to change now or on the day, so please let us know as soon as possible and we will do are best. We cannot hold tables inside and outside. With regards to indoor dining it is Important to know: A maximum of 6 people per table aged 18 and over, fully vaccinated. Photo ID & vaccine cert to be provided on arrival. NO UNDER 18’s permitted inside as we do not have 2 meters distance between tables, unless fully vaccinated & ID In addition You should wear a face covering when you are not sitting at your table. It is not possible to book or change tables Regarding any mobility issue, Indoor dining is upstairs ONLY These new measures are extremely challenging and we ask all our customers to bare with us as we adjust to figuring them out. There maybe delays in seating customers due to the new protocols Regards Robert & The team

Menu

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What 450 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Leinster

    Best Value

  • Leinster

    Lunch

  • Leinster

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Leinster

    Most Booked

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  1. PP

    PatsyP

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was delicious and waitress was very friendly and efficient.

  2. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Food was very disappointing. The veggie burger was inedible - over cooked (deep fried) on the outside and undercooked and dense on the inside. Service was good however we won’t be returning as food is too poor.

  3. VC

    ValerieC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Thanks to all the staff for an exceptional meal. It was truly amazing. Great staff, Lovely Ambiance Fantastic food, - WOW spare Ribs Great Wine Selection Can't wait to return

  4. CR

    CatherineR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely welcoming staff. They could not have been more helpful. Very family friendly

  5. RD

    RoryD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Wonderful place, food was out of this world and excellent service.

  6. PD

    PaulD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always a great night, food is excellent and great atmosphere and above all you fell welcome no rushing courses

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall1food4service5ambience1

    Staff were great but the noise was horrendous, I’ve been to the avenue lots of times but this experience was the worst. The need to sort out the noise and seating.

  8. PC

    PamelaC

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Could not fault anythg, staff so friendly ,food fantastic, can't wait to book again...

  9. CF

    CarolineF

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food - great service - would definitely go back

  10. M

    Michael

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had the smoked fish with homemade fries and it was beautiful. Highly recommended restaurant.

  11. BC

    BridC

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable night , group of 6, sat in the lovely new bar area, all the mains, lamb shank, slow cooked beef and steaks all top class. Wings are good, but possibly not the best we have ever had there & nachos very tasty. Big shout out to the very attentive front of house lady, great bar man last night and our lovely waitress.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed the dinner & drinks. Great service and atmosphere! Really recommend !!!

  13. AM

    AMOT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, friendly helpful staff. Highly recommend Avenue

  14. Z

    Zowiebowie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our first visit since the refurbishment. The bar area looks beautiful & the atmosphere in there is great. Food was really good, decent wine list & gorgeous cocktails. The staff are very attentive & friendly.

  15. A

    Arual

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Great food and lovely cocktails in the wine bar of the restaurant . Nachos were very tasty as were the other dishes with drinks .

  16. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as usual. (Almost) Never disappointed with the Avenue, in particular some of the lovely waitresses, who were so kind and pleasant. Food was served promptly and was of the usual high standard. We only had an hour before we were needed back home and we made it in half the time. Thanks for the lovely evening!

  17. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous restaurant great service and delicious food all staff friendly and pleasant well done avenue I’d highly recommend it

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and very attentive staff as always

  19. LT

    LorraineT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Avenue never disappoints - we had a lovely time and the food was gorgeous.

  20. GF

    GcFP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    Staff were very nice, food excellent as always , only negative was the 45 minute wait after ordering our food.

  21. EM

    ErinM

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, staff, service and atmosphere. Couldn't fault it.

  22. C

    Caroline

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant from start to finish. Delighted with my venue choice for a lunch date with friends.

  23. PW

    PatrickW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    First visit. Good ambiance. Food was very good for all three courses. Excellent service. Would recommend to friends and family.

  24. GM

    GrainneM

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Avenue. The food was delicious & service was excellent. Thank you. We'll be back.

  25. J

    Jack

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was lovely & reasonably priced. Staff were friendly & service was great.

  26. C

    Christine33

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Friendly staff from the moment you walk in. Accommodating and efficient. Sadly the Black Sole was finished, which I was looking forward to. Had lamb shank, very tasty. Dessert also tasty. One complaint and I know it sounds churlish but way too much food served. Packed plates, overflowing dessert bowls just puts me off my food. Lovely lunch overall. Will go back for Black Sole and friendly staff. Thank you guys.

  27. S

    Siobhan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Avenue is a fantastic restaurant, it has a great atmosphere with lovely staff. The food is always delicious and the service is always so good. The staff are friendly and professional and very relaxed. I highly reccomend The Avenue.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good from start to finish. Great staff. Great food.

  29. JT

    JTalj

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    It was my first visit and the food was amazing. The risotto maybe a bit overpriced for a vegetarian meal. The burgers were amazing and moist. The only issue was the level of noise. It was just crazy. Sounded like we were in a pub and I had to lean over the table in order to hear my friends. Overall I will definitely return.

  30. JO

    JosephO

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely restaurant. Service was excellent, staff very helpful and accommodating.

  31. AS

    AnnS

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food very enjoyable and always consistent. Staff very friendly. A lovely place to dine with friends or family

  32. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food , and great service. Staff are so nice

  33. K

    Kitty

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Food and service were very good . Some dishes were overpriced, especially the steaks and linguine with prawns and mussels.

  34. GM

    GerryMac32

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Due to a late delivery of supies, staff anxious and happy to leave customers standing out in the rain. One individual made it very personal when it was pointed out to them. By all means resolve the issues without taking it out on Customers. Took the shine off the lunch to be honest. Food was off a good standard.

  35. KL

    KatieL

    Dublin

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely relaxed dining, food always consistent and friendly, accommodating staff. We're lycky to havevThe Avenue on our doorstep x

  36. A

    Amod

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    My teenage daughter and her 3 friends enjoyed the visit but did comment that on arrival they were left standing for ages before being brought to their table , I hope it wasn’t because of their age .

  37. SM

    SharonM

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food and excellent service , would recommend

  38. AM

    AMK75

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dined with my friends at The Avenue on Saturday night. Everything was top class. Service was exceptional, all the staff were both friendly & professional. The food, wine and cocktails were amazing. We had a fantastic night and will definitely be returning again.

  39. MH

    MarieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had dinner at the Avenue last week.From the moment we arrived we got a very warm welcome & the waitress was so friendly & chatty as she guided us to the table. The food was delicious,in particular the Chowder( 5 stars).The house wine was very good.Staff were attentive & helpful.Overall we enjoyed our visit v much & will go back soon again.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2

    Way way way too noisy. Trying to eat and talk while 10-12 people shouted their heads off in the bar. Very very unsatisfactory and annoying. Staff and food good but I wouldn’t go back as we couldn’t hear ourselves think. Very bad planning in extension!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Avenue is rated 4.6 stars by 450 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Avenue

Main Street Maynooth, Co. Kildare W23 DX49

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    On Street Pay Parking

  • Area

    Maynooth

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:30 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 1:00 pm–12:00 am
    Dinner
    Wed, Thu 12:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Bistro, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jonathan Cole

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (01) 628 5003

  • Catering

    Please note that unless a customers specifies an area they may automatically be seated outside. This may not be possible to change now or on the day, so please let us know as soon as possible and we will do are best. We cannot hold tables inside and outside. With regards to indoor dining it is Important to know: A maximum of 6 people per table aged 18 and over, fully vaccinated. Photo ID & vaccine cert to be provided on arrival. NO UNDER 18’s permitted inside as we do not have 2 meters distance between tables, unless fully vaccinated & ID In addition You should wear a face covering when you are not sitting at your table. It is not possible to book or change tables Regarding any mobility issue, Indoor dining is upstairs ONLY These new measures are extremely challenging and we ask all our customers to bare with us as we adjust to figuring them out. There maybe delays in seating customers due to the new protocols Regards Robert & The team

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