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Avenue, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Avenue

4.6
4.6
486 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 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

    We cannot hold tables inside and outside. <br /><br />In addition<br /><br />No Cakes &amp; No BYO<br />Please let us know regarding any mobility issue. Avenue is split over 2 floors. It may not be possible to change seating on the day, so please let us know as soon as possible and we will do are best.<br /><br />Regards<br /><br />Robert &amp; the team <br /><br /><br />

What 486 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Leinster

    Best Value

  • Leinster

    Lunch

  • Leinster

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Leinster

    Most Booked

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  1. m

    mariam

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always fresh, tasty and well presented. Lots if choice on menu. Great wine selection. Staff are very friendly and cannot do enough for their customers to ensure each customer has a lovely experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  2. C

    padraicC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Mix up with our Mains but was genuine mistake and manager dealt with it very politely, so she turned an average experience into a good one.
  3. AW

    AimeeW

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Avenue is always a great place for lovely food. And the staff can't do enough for you when you there.
  4. BR

    BernR

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Extremely patient and helpful staff, well trained in "hospitality". Attention to guests requirements were professionally handled and discreet. Menu was varied, however the food fell short on quality.
  5. PM

    PamelaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was gorgeous. The drinks were delicious. The service was exceptional!
  6. DR

    DavidR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, great food and service. Nice bright interior also
  7. EF

    EibhlinF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful food and a great atmosphere with friendly staff. We can't wait to go back!
  8. GD

    GerD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was good but service was very poor - We were waiting at least an hour from our starter to our main course . We ordered three drinks they only brought two so we had to ask for the other . We mentioned the long wait and were told it was very busy downstairs. We appreciate restaurants are short staffed but all they had to do was communicate this to us instead they walked by the table without making eye contact . It was very frustrating. On our booking we had mentioned it was a special occasion- birthday and final results . We were offered a dessert on the house but we weren’t looking for free food .
  9. EC

    EmmaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be back
  10. OS

    OrnaS

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and great cocktails. Had the old reliable chicken wings to start (they never disappoint) and the most delicious (and enormous) burger for main course. Desserts were gorgeous but definitely a case of eyes too big for my stomach as I couldn't finish mine. Highly recommend.
  11. FK

    FranK

    Leinster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food not as good as last visit. Mushy peas watery fish a bit dry. Staff excellent very polite. Would love a bit more variety of dishes.
  12. SJ

    SarahJ

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    As always, great food, great cocktails, super service
  13. NC

    NickC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always excellent food and service, highly recommended
  14. L

    Leley

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Asked for a specific table and we were placed at it and the food was fab
  15. TL

    ThereseL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience at Avenue Cafe. It was our daughter’s birthday. The staff were very friendly, helpful and pleasant. The food was excellent, strongly recommend Avenue.
  16. E

    Eilis

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. Could not find fault. We celebrated a graduation and felt that the meal did justice to the occasion.
  17. GL

    GavanL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    This was a return visit on the back of an excellent experience the previous Sunday. We both chose the burger as a main. Unfortunately the food was preseasoned with a horrendous amount of salt that just took everything from the food. Just a minor thing but before we got our food we were asked by the staff member if we would like mayonnaise or ketchup. On their next pass by the table they duly and silently dumped a pike of sachets in the middle of the table. Not expecting silver service but a bit of courtesy doesn't go amiss. Nor would a saucer or ramekin mind you.
  18. LL

    LeixlipL

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Avenue is always great, we were a party of 6 and really enjoyed ourselves. It was v.loud due to a very large table by us who may have been better seated elsewhere to reduce the noise. Our starters were mixed up and half arrived very late. My burger was pink which is a no no for me and it seemed to take forever for drinks to come to the table. As always, staff were lovely and the food was delicious but they were no on their A game this night. Will defo be back though
  19. LG

    LauraG

    Wicklow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had lunch here after maynooth graduation, food was lovely , lovely atmosphere
  20. CS

    CurleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and they made a great fuss of my friend’s birthday- highly recommended
  21. MM

    MadelineM

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there for my sons Graduation. Ordered starters and was nearly full before the mains came out. The food was absolutely beautiful, and plenty of it. Good big portions! Staff where absolutely wonderful and very attentive. Lovely staff serving us. Will definitely be back again, very highly recommend
  22. MF

    MichelleF

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here. The food is always great, service is excellent and friendly and great bar and cocktail selection.
  23. JP

    JulianaP

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed and the system allowed me to book a table. I travelled 30 min for this experience.

    AvenueResponded on 9 June 2022HI Juliana, Unfortunately we haven't opened on Mondays or Tuesdays in over 2 years, because of staff shortages. It is not possible to book on open table. On checking your booking we did find you booked Saturday 4th at 6pm. Open table sent a confirmation text, email or both. We always advise customers to check their booking details as mistakes can and do happen. Regards Robert

  24. GM

    GrainneM

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always happy to visit The Avenue. Great food, great service
  25. CF

    ColmF

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit. Excellent service and food. Minor gripes were that upstairs was a little chilly and noise levels were a little loud. But, neither of those gripes would stop me from dining in Avenue again.
  26. AF

    AviadF

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice lunch, good VFM and friendly staff. happy to come back!
  27. KP

    KarenP

    Mayo

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was fine and polite service although a bit slow towards the end. However the dirt of the loo and not the first time we’ve experienced that would leave a
  28. AH

    AnnH

    Leinster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We ate here on Sunday evening. Our table was a high table which I found uncomfortable. I asked to be moved to a normal lower table but our server told us there was none available….however there clearly was a couple of tables available which stayed empty throughout our visit..we ate at 7.15 and no one else came in afterwards. That was disappointing and baffling! The food was fine… a little salty. The atmosphere was great..,a lovely buzz and the decor is beautiful.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic lunch in the Avenue. Food was amazing and staff attentive as always. Monica was one member of staff that stood out to us the most, she was amazing!
  30. C

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Avenue was lovely. They also gave us complimentary prosecco as we were celebrating our anniversary. I'd go again! Only thing that was a pity was that I thought I could get a sandwich from the menus I looked at online but I don't think they do them on Sunday. The burger and chips we had was lovely though.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great warm welcome to The Avenue; prompt service; delicious food; excellent service. Thanks
  32. B

    Bunvee

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just booked in for a family lunch before an event and had limited time. Staff were more than helpful and understanding. Lovely place and food exceptional- would highly recommend a visit.
  33. ML

    MiaL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    My fish and chips was very salty. When I asked for a diet for a Diet Coke, the waitress said I would normally say no but. I never got my Coke. I found this comment very odd.
  34. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food and very good service - a good place for lunch
  35. SH

    SheilaH

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I enjoyed my lunch in Ave.Food was lovely im coeliac so great to get good glutenfree food service was very good nd friendly
  36. a

    alext

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service but v noisy and pricey
  37. PP

    PatsyP

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and waitress was very friendly and efficient.
  38. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    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.
  39. VC

    ValerieC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    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
  40. CR

    CatherineR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely welcoming staff. They could not have been more helpful. Very family friendly

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Avenue is rated 4.6 stars by 486 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

19:00


Booked 18 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

    We cannot hold tables inside and outside. <br /><br />In addition<br /><br />No Cakes &amp; No BYO<br />Please let us know regarding any mobility issue. Avenue is split over 2 floors. It may not be possible to change seating on the day, so please let us know as soon as possible and we will do are best.<br /><br />Regards<br /><br />Robert &amp; the team <br /><br /><br />

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