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Our Cocktail Bar - Avenue, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Avenue

4.6
4.6
1106 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 42 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 1,106 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Leinster

    Best Service

  • Leinster

    Good for business meals

  • Leinster

    Good for business meals

  • Leinster

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Leinster

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Leinster

    Irish

  • Leinster

    Most Booked

1,106 Reviews
  1. Veronica

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  2. KatieL

    Dublin

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  3. Goozer

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  4. Karen

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  6. PinginJ

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  7. JohnE

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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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  17. 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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  18. ShaneM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and very polite. Food was great and well priced

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  19. CHan

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brilliant service. Food was gorgeous and came quickly. Staff were friendly and accommodating as always. Overall great experience.

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  20. PaulB

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grat place to eat friendly staff great value and very clean very happy with everything

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  21. NiamhD

    Wicklow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the Avenue and have been here loads of times. Food is always so good. My only complaint was that i felt the portion sizes were a little too big for the starters and dessert. I ordered the duck for starter and it was almost the size of a main course. My husband got the single portion of wings and it was also very big. Main was a nice size but dessert was also on the larger size and didnt need to be quite so big. Otherwise service was great, atmosphere and music were perfect.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Another very good experience in Avenue. Food excellent and service top notch.

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  23. NaomiO

    Wicklow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been before with the tennis gang. And enjoyed overall. This time I brought my pal over from UK for lunch. We ordered the wraps with soup and tea for just over €15 each, and that was delicious and not expensive for the great service polite staff and great food.

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  24. EmmaN

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, value for money. Didn't expect the birthday dessert, but thanks!

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  25. AileenS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really easy to book a lunchtime table online. We were made to feel very welcome, didn’t need to ask for water, or a replenishment. Our food was spot on, my chowder was terrific, though bigger than I expected so I didn’t actually need the side order of chips. Plenty of seafood in there. My friend had her burger without the bun and there was no fuss at her request. Her meal was excellent too, exactly as ordered. I will definitely go there again and have been telling people how wonderful it was. Big thumbs up….

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  26. KripaK

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food especially the dessert. Nice ambience as well

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  27. JenniferD

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Really tasty food and decent portions. Prices good in terms of the going rate at the moment. Could do with more servers working a busy Saturday night but I think that’s the industry as a whole.

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  28. ColmC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not our first time having a meal in the avenue, food as always was gorgeous and great variety of choice on the menu. Staff here are so friendly and happy to stop and converse over the menu. Would definitely recommend.

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  29. MarionL

    Leinster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Seats too close. Portions too large. Perhaps less expensive and smaller Portions.

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  30. MargaretK

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My Cesar salad did not reach the standard it has done in the past. The Steak was done perfectly although I felt it was very tenderised. No vegetables.. just chips and 3 battered onion rings which I don’t eat. I did request and got nice sautéed onions. That dish is not reaching the standard it has done in past. Other guests…2 soups tasted like packet oxtail. V. Poor. All 3 guests cited dissatisfaction with their main course. At €45 per head very poor value. Felt like everything was pre cooked. One of my guests said food was cold. On the positive side the staff are amazing and could not be more helpful. We enjoyed a few drinks in the bar area afterwards. Very good. Unfortunately, I would be slow to either recommend the Avenue again to friends. It used to such a great place to eat. Thank for your hospitality and great staff.

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  31. Shlyrave

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely lunch. Great friendly service. Would recommend

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  32. AnMO

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable experience. They only comment is that for the early bird one of our party had a dessert and main and they were charged individually for these courses. The early bird only seemed to apply to starter and main for 2 courses. You couldn't mix the courses.

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  33. karen

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff very professional and friendly.Food fab and service quick.They made it very special for my sons 17th and my daughters birthday.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and outstanding friendly service, we will definitely be back.

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  35. JUOD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet again another fantastic evening in The Avenue. The service, food and drinks were amazing!

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  36. MariaP

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was lovely, but the heat in the place was unreal. So much so that we left after the main course. Its was extremely hot!

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  37. KenC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top quality of food .Lovely comfortable restaurant. BY FAR the best restaurant in maynooth

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  38. SM12

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the portions generous. The staff were amazing and very helpful, would definitely recommend and will be back

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  39. SandraK

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and staff are very friendly…. Food was great an enjoyable night was had by all our party..

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  40. StephenR

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Has never let us know in all our years visiting your lovely restaurant! Keep up the fine work

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Avenue is rated 4.6 stars by 1106 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 42 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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