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Avoca - Fodder Restaurant, Dublin 4, Co. Dublin

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant

4.4
4.4
244 reviews
€31 to €50
Irish

Taking good food back to basics, the new Avoca Fodder restaurant will centre around deliciously simple, quality fare cooked to perfection. In keeping with Avoca’s well-established dedication to and passion for Irish food provenance, the menu will focus on seasonal and local ingredients, hand-prepared with care and attention by the team of talented chefs. Fodder will serve breakfast and lunch 7 days a week, and will offer an exceptional evening dining experience from Wednesday to Saturday. Offering something for every occasion and at any time of day, Fodder will serve as the perfect spot for morning business meetings, brunch and cocktails with friends and romantic dinners for two.

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 8:00 am–5:00 pm Wed–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 691 6091

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Menu

Main

  • Avoca Fresh Toast€5.20

    Served with Avoca jam & Glenillen butter. Contains: wheat (gluten) and milk

    • Kilbeggan Organic Porridge€7.50

      Irish berry compote, yoghurt, almond granola & highbank apple syrup. Contains: wheat (gluten), almonds, nuts and milk

      • Berry Granola Bowl€7.50

        Avoca granola, summer berry compote, honey, chia seeds, Greek yoghurt. Contains: wheat (gluten), sulphites, sesame and nuts

        • Avoca Full Breakfast€14.10

          Streaky bacon, sausages, poached free range eggs, Higgins black pudding, portobello mushrooms, grilled sourdough & roast vine plum tomatoes. Contains: wheat (gluten), sulphites and egg

          • Gluten Free Blueberry, Buttermilk & Lemon Pancakes€11.00

            With summer berry compote, maple syrup & Macadamia praline. Contains: Milk, egg, macadamia nuts

            • Avoca Scones€3.75

              Served with Glenilen butter, Avoca jam & freshly whipped cream. Contains: Please ask server, selection varies

              Drinks

              • Fresh Orange Juice€3.95

                • Mimosa€8.00

                  • Prosecco & Berries€8.00

                    • Elderflower Bellini€8.00

                      • Americano€3.40

                        • Latte€3.95

                          • Cappuccino€3.95

                            • Flat White€3.70

                              • Espresso€2.25

                                • Double Espresso€3.00

                                  • Tea Selection€3.25

                                    Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                    What 244 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                    4.4
                                    4.4 based on recent ratings
                                    • 4.4Food
                                    • 4.3Service
                                    • 4.4Ambience
                                    • 4.1Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                    1. N

                                      Nilo

                                      London

                                      9 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                      overall3food3service1ambience3

                                      Menu is very limited for lunch and service was extremely slow

                                    2. EC

                                      EmilyC

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Gorgeous food, brilliant, attentive staff and a lovely atmosphere - will definitely be back and I’d recommend to anyone.

                                    3. KB

                                      KateB

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Fodder restaurant. We were celebrating a 90th birthday. The staff were so attentive. Would highly recommend and will definately return.

                                    4. PC

                                      PatrickC

                                      New York Area

                                      7 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on 12 May 2022

                                      overall2food4service1ambience4

                                      Kitchen was seriously slow. 45 minute wait but food was fine when it arrived.

                                    5. TH

                                      TracyH

                                      Limerick

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 7 May 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Very pleased with the setting, location and food. Service was friendly and efficient. Was going to a match in the Aviva so perfect location.

                                    6. MC

                                      MikeC

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 6 May 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great venue, had a business meeting there and was accommodated with a quiet area. Great service and food as always

                                    7. DD

                                      DublinDiner

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 26 April 2022

                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                      Food is average at best (the flavor of lunch soup never seems to change and the bread was toasted which makes me think it wasn’t fresh?), service is a little prickly and it’s too expensive. Overall not the avoca experience I have come to expect.

                                    8. B

                                      Brizy

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 23 April 2022

                                      overall1food2service1ambience2

                                      We ordered the food and after 45 minutes I went to the counter, (because nobody came to our table), I asked for our food and the lady in charge told me we will be served in few minutes. She came to our table to apologise because she lost the docket and we won’t be charged for the drinks. The food was average. We finished and nobody came to collect the plates. My friend went to the counter to ask for the check. The server brought the wrong tea to my friend. In few words the experience was a disaster.

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 25 April 2022

                                      Hi There, thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience in our restaurant and that the service was unsatisfactory. I will ensure that your feedback is passed on to the team. If you would like a manager to contact you to speak about this further please do let us know. We apologise for your experience and will act accordingly on your comments. Kind Regards, Avoca.

                                    9. ES

                                      EmmetS

                                      Dublin

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on 12 April 2022

                                      overall4food4service2ambience4

                                      Good food, nice location.

                                    10. AM

                                      AMKAMK

                                      Dublin

                                      9 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on 11 April 2022

                                      overall4food4service2ambience3

                                      Good food - menu not as good as other seasons, as i recall, but quality still good

                                    11. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 7 April 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent breakfast menu Plenty of space. Friendly and very capable staff

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 11 April 2022

                                      Thank you so much for your review and feedback, we really appreciate it! We will make sure your compliments are sent on to the team. Kind Regards, Avoca

                                    12. T

                                      Tricia

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 6 April 2022

                                      overall4food2service3ambience4

                                      Enjoyed experience but food was lukewarm and service slow

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 11 April 2022

                                      Hi Tricia, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you experienced slow service and lukewarm food. We will ensure your feedback is passed onto the team so that they are made aware, we hope that next time you visit is a more positive experience.

                                    13. DE

                                      DublinExec

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 4 April 2022

                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                      High quality AVOCA food - pricing reflects location in Ballsbridge

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 11 April 2022

                                      Thank you so much for your review and feedback, we really appreciate it! We will make sure your compliments are sent on to the team. Kind Regards, Avoca

                                    14. RJ

                                      RoisinJ

                                      Dublin

                                      14 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on 3 April 2022

                                      overall2food3service1ambience2

                                      Oh Avoca how you have fallen ☹️ Late brunch , the place was not busy, there were four people at the counter (staff means that they work I believe) but we had to ask twice for every bit of service leaving us feeling very unloved. Food was actually okay from a very standard lunch menu. We were finishing our main when the bill was presented to be paid now as they were closing - we were told it was okay to sit there after but they had to cash up. We said okay but can we order a dessert or coffee or glass of wine? She advised no everything is closed now. We asked why no one had warned us and asked if we wanted anything else and she said sorry. We asked if there was a manager and she said they’re not on today and we’re (four people at counter) all new none of us have been here more than two weeks!! This is not fair on those kids untrained but having to take the brunt of the frustrated customers complaints when managers are not available. Oh Avoca! You used to set the standard. We will not return. ☹️

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 11 April 2022

                                      Hi there, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you negative experience in store. We will ensure your feedback is passed onto the team so that they are made aware, we hope that next time you visit is a more positive experience. Should you wish for a manager to reach out to you to discuss your experience please let us know and we can arrange. Kind Regards, Avoca.

                                    15. LM

                                      LeeanneM

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 26 March 2022

                                      overall3food3service3ambience4

                                      The venue is stunning, we ordered two full breakfasts and the poached eggs were hard and the food was a little cold. No server asked us how our food was or came back to check if we wanted anything else. Would have expected better. Overall the food was nice.

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 29 March 2022

                                      Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the service. We will pass on to the team at Fodder, and should you wish to speak to a manager about your experience please do let us know and we will be happy to facilitate. Kindest Regards, Avoca.

                                    16. AD

                                      AnnD

                                      New York Area

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on 26 March 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent brunch and super service. Will definitely be back !

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 11 April 2022

                                      Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate the feedback and will ensure to pass on your compliments to the team in-store. Kind Regards, Avoca

                                    17. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 26 March 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Perfect service, friendly and helpful staff and fairly priced

                                    18. GB

                                      GBHiggins

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 25 March 2022

                                      overall1food2service1ambience3

                                      We arrived at 12:15, got our drinks served right away. Our food order wasn't taken for 15 minutes, and at that point the restaurant wasn't busy. At 1:05 our food still hadn't come, when we asked about it, the server tells us that he forgot to put our order through. By the time we got our food, it was 1:30. The manager didn't seem overly helpful or friendly. They said they would comp our water and coffee which I thought wasn't enough considering we waited so incredibly long for our food. Never again will we go back!

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 29 March 2022

                                      Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We are incredibly disappointed that our service provided such a negative experience for you. We will pass your feedback to the manager at Fodder, and should you wish to speak to the manager about your experience please do let us know and we will be happy to facilitate. Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience caused. Kindest Regards, Avoca

                                    19. C

                                      Carmen

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 20 March 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Me and 3 friends went there for brunch. 2 had sour one, the other 2 sweet. We were all very pleased with the food quality and flavours, same with the coffee, and they have many non dairy milk options. Service was great, nice ambience.

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 29 March 2022

                                      Hi There, thank you for your feedback. We are grateful that you enjoyed your visit to Fodder and we will ensure your comments reach the team. We hope you had a lovely visit and hope to see you back again soon. Kind Regards, Avoca

                                    20. AL

                                      AntoinetteL

                                      Dublin

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on 18 March 2022

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      I booked for Brunch on the bank holiday (18th). I phoned in advance to confirm brunch was being served. We turned up and there was no brunch being served. This is the only reason we travelled to Avoca. I also booked for the bank holiday as my son had arrived back from England the night before and this was meant to be a little celebration of having all my kids back in Dublin. We travelled from out of the area to go to Avoca. Disappointed is an understatement, particularly considering I had called in advance to confirm if brunch was being served.

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 29 March 2022

                                      Hi there, thank you for your review. We are very sorry about the communication error which occurred and caused such a negative experience. We will pass on to the team at Fodder and should you wish to speak to a manager about your experience please do let us know, we will be happy to facilitate. We appreciate all feedback and hope that the next time you visit you have a more pleasant experience.

                                    21. M

                                      Matilda

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 13 March 2022

                                      overall3food4service3ambience4

                                      Food and ambiance was good, but the service was too slow

                                    22. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 8 March 2022

                                      overall3food1service5ambience5

                                      Staff were great, restaurant is lovely but the food was sadly not. Portion was tiny - 18e for a Caesar salad with barely any chicken in it. Was really surprised as avoca is one of my favourite spots just today was really disappointing

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 9 March 2022

                                      Hi there, thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience in store, if you would like we can have a member of the team reach out to you to discuss? We appreciate the feedback and will pass on to the team. Kindest Regards, Avoca

                                    23. C

                                      Cacee

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 6 March 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Lovely food lovely staff, very impressed with it all

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 9 March 2022

                                      Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate the feedback and will ensure to pass on to the team. Kind Regards, Avoca

                                    24. KR

                                      KieranR

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 6 March 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

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                                    25. CF

                                      CFCork

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 25 February 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Gluten free scone was on the crunchy side. Wouldn't get again. Nice coffee and the pancakes were delicious

                                    26. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dublin

                                      7 reviews

                                      vip
                                      4.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on 24 February 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      A very enjoyable lunch, however I found the menu a bit limited for lunch. Mid sided dishes rather than starters and main would be my personal preference.

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 9 March 2022

                                      Hi there, thank you for your review. We appreciate any and all feedback and will certainly pass your comments to the team in Fodder. Kind Regards, Avoca

                                    27. KH

                                      KHarr

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 22 February 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      This is a hidden gem. Incredible food, highest quality ingredients. Amazing salads. Also an excellent option for families with kids. Staff are kind, attentive and quick.

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 9 March 2022

                                      Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate the feedback and will ensure to pass on to the team. Kind Regards, Avoca

                                    28. BM

                                      BertM

                                      Dublin

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 21 February 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Very nice meal in a pleasant atmosphere with excellent service...

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 9 March 2022

                                      Thank you for your review! We hope you enjoyed your meal and hope you come back again soon. Kindest Regards, Avoca

                                    29. A

                                      Arthur

                                      Dublin

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 19 February 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      My wife and I enjoyed are our lunch, staff were excellent and very helpful in choosing our lunch as my wife is vegan.

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 9 March 2022

                                      Thank you so much for your review! We are happy you enjoyed your lunch with us and we hope to see you back in Fodder again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

                                    30. LH

                                      LolaHaze

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 19 February 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great place for brunch. Restaurant is beautiful and food is lovely in a nice relaxed atmosphere. Nice for birthday occasions

                                    31. AO

                                      AislingO

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 18 February 2022

                                      overall3food3service3ambience4

                                      Portions way too big, very overpriced lunch offering. They should have lighter bites available. Burger and chips for lunch €22 way too much. Massive Caesar salad, off putting. €14. Lunch for 3 with 2 coffees was €66. Won’t be going back. Had brunch a week earlier there and was very nice, better priced and v tasty but won’t go near the place for lunch again

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 9 March 2022

                                      Hi there! Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you had a negative experience in the restaurant, if you wish to speak to someone for the team we can have them reach out to you and discuss your experience? We appreciate all feedback and will be passing on to the relevant team in Fodder. Kindest Regards, Avoca

                                    32. ND

                                      NinaD

                                      Dublin

                                      2 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 17 February 2022

                                      overall3food4service2ambience3

                                      Food tasty as always but service was really slow. Had to keep repeating requests over and over. This happens a lot in fodder unfortunately

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 9 March 2022

                                      Hi There! Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that the service was slow for you. If you wish to speak to the team about the service we can have them reach out to you. Thank you for your feedback, I will pass it on to the team. Kind Regards, Avoca

                                    33. MH

                                      MariaH

                                      Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 16 February 2022

                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                      Lovely setting - food a little pricey for lunch time.

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 9 March 2022

                                      Thank you for your review, we really appreciate any and all feedback and will be sure to pass on to the team. Kind Regards, Avoca.

                                    34. DC

                                      DavidC

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 11 February 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great attention and ambience. Pity they do not open for dinner in the evening

                                    35. P

                                      Philr

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 6 February 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent all round. Friends over from Wales were very impressed

                                      Avoca - Fodder RestaurantResponded on 17 February 2022

                                      Hi Phil, Thank you so much for your review, we hope you and your friends had a good time! Kind Regards, Avoca

                                    36. E

                                      Edoardo

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 1 February 2022

                                      overall2food2service3ambience1

                                      Two things need to improve: 1) food is always the same 2) the ambient has to be better managed. The door that gives to the back courtyard is always open which makes the indoor area quite chilly, not comfortable

                                    37. RM

                                      RMcF

                                      Dublin

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 1 February 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

                                      There were seceral mixups re my recent bookings despite the fact that I had confirmation emails- wonder how well Open Table booking system works.

                                    38. MG

                                      MGmm

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 29 January 2022

                                      overall4food5service3ambience2

                                      Great food, very noisy dining room; waiter's use of 'girls' to address older women not appreciated! Recommend highly despite last comment.

                                    39. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Dublin

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 22 January 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent food great service

                                    40. PW

                                      PaulaW

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 19 January 2022

                                      overall1food2service1ambience3

                                      Was with my friend and 2 babies, tried to get table at 11.45 was told service didn’t start until 12.15 offered outdoors table which we took. We ordered coffees told we couldn’t have food even if we waited until 12.15 as all tables booked out until after 2. This was a lie. Went online and booked indoor table for 2 at 12.30. Went inside to pay for coffee and ask for our indoor table one staff member said to the other I don’t know where to put them with the buggies under her breath. Eventually seated us beside the open door. Rest of the experience average food was ok but overall shocked by the rudeness of the staff. Really felt unwanted and that we were a nuisance because we had young babies with us

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                                    Avoca - Fodder Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 691 6091.

                                    Avoca - Fodder Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 244 OpenTable diners.

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                                    Booked 8 times today
                                    Google Map for Avoca - Fodder Restaurant

                                    Building 1 Number 1 Ballsbridge, Shelbourne Road Dublin 4, Co. Dublin D04 FP65

                                    Additional information

                                    • Area

                                      Ballsbridge

                                    • Hours of Operation

                                      Mon, Tue 8:00 am–5:00 pm Wed–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–5:00 pm

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Irish

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Dining

                                    • Dress Code

                                      Business Casual

                                    • Parking Details

                                      None

                                    • Payment Options

                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Additional

                                      Gluten-free Options

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