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Our Cocktail Bar - Avenue, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Avenue

4.6
4.6
1129 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, chowder, burgers or our renowned Steaks and fish, Avenue always delivers.

We offer the complete dining experience and now serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am. Avenue combines luxury, privacy & comfort. With our inspired chefs & our warm & welcoming staff we will turn your day or night into one you will always remember

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2 people

19:00


Booked 37 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Bistro, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Wed–Fri 12:30 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (01) 628 5003
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jonathan Cole
  • Catering
    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 1,129 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Leinster

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Leinster

    Irish

  • Leinster

    Most Booked

1,129 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was as usual very tasty and the service was excellent.

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  2. TomBC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great choice to meet up with friends. Great food in a beautifully decorated space with amazing drink options and a nice atmosphere.

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  3. AnnaS

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The side bar in the Avenue is the perfect place to go for a casual drink with some food to catch up with friends. The stand out for me was the staff - so friendly and happy to give advice on the menu. We ended up getting a few starters to share rather than mains and we were not disappointed. Each dish was a good size and full of colour and flavour. The icing on the cake was the gorgeous cocktails. Highly recommend and we'll definitely be back :)

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff, wry attentive, food was really good

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  5. JonathanW

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time I've been here. What a brilliant restaurant. Staff are brilliant. So attentive and really nice. Leave these people good tips. They deserve it. The atmosphere is great. Very calm. Restaurant was fairly busy for a Wednesday night. Myself and my wife went for dinner and it was delicious!!!!! My starter was my ONLY minus. I had the bruscetta. It was OK, but the tomato was bland, the bread wasn't toasted enough (only the edges, and the middle was soggy) - and the amount of garlic was far too much. And tasted......well not brilliant. The main course was unreal. Poached egg and haddock risotto - wow. Absolutely huge portion and it was unreal. Recommend it. My wife had the beef. Yum!!! We both had the meringue mess. Amazing. 2 ciders and 2 glasses of wine. €100 for it all. Beautiful setting. Great service. I'd take nothing off my score except the bruscetta - personally - was one of the poorest I've ever had. 4.75 / 5 Thank you so much. We'll see you again soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service was top notch. Only criticism is the background music. Please ditch the awful 80s playlist.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Reserved a table for two about a week in advance for Easter Sunday, and it was our third time to visit this restaurant. We enjoyed our previous visits very much. However, on this visit we were seated under an air conditioning unit, and on a busy walk thru point, close to the staff service & toilets. My wife and I were cold the whole time. We chose the early bird menu, which was good value. My wife has caesar salad starter , which was served in a small bowl which made it very awkward to manipulate a knife & fork to cut large cod lettuce leave, & she found the bacon pieces very hard, & she said there was way too much parmesan cheese in the dish. I had bruschetta starter & it was very tasty and plenty in two slices. First mains my wife had feather blade of beef which she thoroughly enjoyed as did I tge roasted lamb with roasted veggies and roast spuds, & yorkshire pudding. I had a bottle of 0.0. larger & my wife had a large glass of New Zealand sauvignon Blanc. For dessert my wife enjoyed the trio of ice creams & I loved the tiramisu. Americanos for us each ended our meal. Bill was around €96 + tip. Shame about the table being under the active air con on a chilly end of March Sunday.

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  8. Rebecca

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the service was fantastic. Look forward to returning

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  9. brianm

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service and everyone loves the chicken wings

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food and environment. As usual each time I eat there.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great variety on menu, timely friendly service, definitely recommend

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  12. PatrickM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual Staff lovely and efficient,nice atmosphere

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  13. KellieD

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Avenue always has a lovely atmosphere and great food. The service was fantastic too

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  14. sandrab

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was impeccable Will definitely be back

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  15. AnnM

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a nice experience great service and lovely atmosphere. I thought 4 prawns was a bit tight for a main course Asian stir fry. When I asked for 2 more, 4 came out and I was charged €10 extra. I thought that was a bit much. A portion is usually 6 in a main course. There were 4 in the starter portion that another person at our table had.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food ,attentive service and very friendly staff. Avenue is a credit to its owners and a great place to dine with family and friends.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing meal and the service was outstanding

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  18. MargaretH

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most amazing dinner in the Avenue ,we will be back

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always very good & great atmosphere. As a local what stands out to me here is the staff , very welcoming, friendly & helpful. Service was excellent

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  20. SeanS

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The meal and the service were outstanding. Our server, Wesley, was courteous and professional and was most helpful. Not the restaurant’s fault but a group of approximately 8 sat in proximity to us and at least 2 members of the group were extremely loud and showed no consideration for other diners. We mentioned to our server who in turn mentioned it to his Supervisor. She came to our table and offered to move us. We appreciated the gesture but mid-meal stayed put.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a lovely Mothers Day Brunch. Food was lovely 🤍

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  22. FidD

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time, fabulous food and staff were very welcoming, friendly and professional. Thank you. We will be back.

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  23. EmmaP

    Leinster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food is beautiful but upstairs gets very loud and hard to hear when dinning, I asked could the music be turned down a bit and it didn’t seem any different then a large table arrived and it was very hard to have a conversation as it was so loud! I think sitting downstairs is nicer it doesn’t seem as loud.

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  24. Veronica

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Sunday lunch at The Avenue, the food was only gorgeous. The Staff were excellent, professional and friendly (but no overly so!). The surroundings were/are beautiful and comfortable. There were a few children near our table and a very enthusiastic grandparent, which created a lot of noise. Other than that we very much enjoyed our time at The Avenue. I have no problem paying their prices because the food and flavours were gorgeous. Well Done All Involved.

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  25. KatieL

    Dublin

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had lunch on Sunday in the Avenue...lots of choice between the a la carte and set menu...some reasonably priced options, incl generous wine by the glass. Good quality food, with attentive service, esp wesley. We are lucky to have this restaurant on our doorstep... Will definitely come back.

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  26. Goozer

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Thank you for looking after our request for a table on the ground floor

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  27. Karen

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. Nice vibe in the restaurant. Lovely friendly staff.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always happy with this restaurant . Food is always of good quality.

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  29. PinginJ

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu speaks for itself and seeks to cover a consistant range of dishes. Staff and service is with a smile. The restaurant is cosy warm and welcoming with a good selection of wines.

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  30. JohnE

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and portions were substantial. Staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient.

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  31. EF12

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and friendly staff. A little slow with desert and the bill.

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  32. JohnH

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, waiters are very attentive, and super nice atmosphere. Plus it’s all at an affordable price. Can totally recommend it and will definitely come back again.

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  33. Fc123

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food, a wider selection of wines would be nice

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  34. Doireann

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Super lunch at The Avenue! The staff are really friendly and helpful, the food was superb and great value for money!

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  35. NiamhM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were extremely polite and helpful from start to finish atmosphere was lovely and it was spotless Food was lovely except one main course the T Bone steak wasn't great very tough but everything else was really nice

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  36. Matty

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3rd time there since November and will be going many more times this year .. food and service is brilliant

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  37. SiobhanO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went as a family experience. Service was incredible from the second we walked in the door until we left. Tasty food. We’ll be back.

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  38. KarenF

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've never had a bad meal in Avenue, food is delicious and staff very friendly and efficient. Great value for excellent quality food.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, great value lunch, chilled atmosphere. Really enjoyed it.

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  40. PaulB

    Sligo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service in a relaxed setting.

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Avenue is rated 4.6 stars by 1129 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Avenue

Main Street, Maynooth, Co. Kildare W23 DX49

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    On Street Pay Parking
  • Area
    Maynooth
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Dinner Wed–Fri 12:30 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Bistro, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jonathan Cole
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Phone number
    (01) 628 5003
  • Catering
    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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