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Avoca Salt Restaurant, Monkstown, Co. Dublin

Avoca Salt Restaurant

3.9
3.9
237 reviews
€30 and under
Bistro
Bright and airy, with a vintage retro style and featuring distressed wooden tables topped in white marble, salvage greenhouse window frames and comfy linen banquettes, Salt continues Avoca’s emphasis on serving delicious, seasonal dishes with largely locally sourced ingredients. Salt's name comes its Salthill locale - which itself was derived from salt works that were once here - plus the nearby sea and, of course, the seasoning. Menus are fresh and interesting (see below), with plenty of appetizing salads and lighter lunch dishes, reasonably priced for the casual mid-week crowd.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Seafood, Irish
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 202 0230
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 237 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • South County Dublin

    Great for brunch

  • South County Dublin

    Lively

  • South County Dublin

    Most Booked

237 Reviews
  1. DebbieB

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food very average. We went there for brunch and it was very disappointing. 3 people’s Poached eggs were hard. The sausages were burnt. The presentation was poor.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was mediocre. Quite Expensive, limited value for money. There was a leak in the ceiling, and people right next to it. Lucky we were down the back, but it was still dripping. The worst thing was the lack of apple juice, quite a mainstream drink. I found the staff unapologetic about this.

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  3. JaneH

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant friendly staff and good menu choices for lunch.

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  4. AshleyM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service brilliant as always, the staff are fantastic!

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  5. thedarkone

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice brunch, lots of options, nice coffee...great after a swim!

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  6. Lexie

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very good. It would be good to make customers aware when the food on the menu is being substituted. For example it is says sourdough, either serve sourdough or say that it's not actually sourdough but bread that's made with dried yeast, fresh yeast or whatever is used. There are people with yeast intolerance and the dried yeast makes them unwell. Thank you

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  7. AlanW

    Limerick

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had breakfast there, the food was excellent, but the service was absolutely wonderful. My 88 year old father was with us, and they couldn’t do enough. Thank you!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was poor quality, no eye contact at all, not from the waitress nor the cashier. Menu super overpriced. The deli is cool but the restaurant wasn't a good experience unfortunately.

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  9. Rose

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent Food was only OK. Prawns were overcooked and chewy. Coffee and tea is great. The seatings are crammed and you can overhear every conversation around, very noisy, not suitable for romantic dining. Great for families with children.

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  10. Sarah

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I didnt find seating comfortable and seating near kitchen was not very relaxing. Food was good and served quickly. Coffees overpriced and staff not attentive once main meal served.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to have good breakfast with friends. Pancakes are delicious

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  12. HelenM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable breakfast

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Over priced, salad was more like a starter, just blobs of goats cheese, service poor (with no disrespect to young waitress),

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  14. Edwin

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    For a brief, mid-week, lunch, this was ideal. Our table was a bit exposed, service was a bit erratic, food was a bit ordinary, but overall we had a pleasant hour or so. I'd go again

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  15. RossH

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely lunch spot - nice variety of food and good service. Definitely worth a visit!

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  16. jonathank

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Expensive for the standard of food. I don't think I'd done there again.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Posto molto carino, servizio buono, cibo ottimo solo un po’ rumoroso ma lo consiglio

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  18. marieL

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m sorry the food was cold & overcooked service not great Avoca is not the same as it used to be

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  19. CiaraM

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Been coming to Salt for years but this is the second time recently that I've been disappointed by the food. Nothing wrong with the food to justify actually complaining but overall very lacklustre and flavourless. Will put me off coming back.

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  20. JoannaD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, lovely cosy sitting with my friend, food was quickly served and amazing as always. Also wine selection is very good , I would highly recommend Avoca Salt restaurant for lunch

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  21. Cliff

    Leinster

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food considered poor - & question € value ! Perhaps my choice of food poor .

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  22. Barry

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Menu and food very disappointing. Quality and quantity of food was not good. No atmosphere and very slow service. Very disappointing

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  23. CatherineV

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely place, with a delicious lunch menu. I met a friend and we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Lovely table service, and made more special after I left without my phone which they found and kept safely for me! Thanks to everyone
    Avoca Salt RestaurantResponded on 19 January 2024
    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks again and we hope to have you join us again soon! Regards, Avoca

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  24. morenam

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very limited menu choices. Avoca’s high standard have gone down.
    Avoca Salt RestaurantResponded on 19 January 2024
    Hi there, Thank you for visiting us & for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience with us, however rest assured we have passed these comments onto the correct team who will take on board this feedback. Again, we do apologise for this and hopefully we can have you join us again, Regards, Avoca

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  25. YvonneF

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was meeting an old friend who was home from Canada . We had the nicest time , and the main waiter was so nice, attentive and professional . Thank you
    Avoca Salt RestaurantResponded on 19 January 2024
    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks again and we hope to have you join us again soon! Regards, Avoca

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  26. PeterO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice food. Big portions but found it expensive.
    Avoca Salt RestaurantResponded on 19 January 2024
    Hi there, Thank you for visiting us & for taking the time to leave us a review! Sorry to hear your feedback in relation to our pricing however we have passed this review onto the correct team who will take onboard this feedback. Again, we do apologise for this and hopefully we can have you join us again, Regards, Avoca

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  27. FionsW

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely late lunch on Sunday 5th November. The food was very fresh and excellent service

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  28. Saek

    New York City

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved all egg dishes, burgers and tacos! Wonderful coffee layer cake. Laid back atmosphere with a cottage, country chic vibe. Store in front sells groceries and many Avoca products.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant, great food , Good value. Nothing more to be said. Worth a visit.

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  30. Glasthulediner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Had an awesome online booking but waited 5 minutes to be seated . Then waited 20 minutes to order . Other guests around me just left without ordering . Nice venue but service very slow …

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good menu and ingredients but the food was tasteless and very poorly seasoned. Not a kitchen team with a palette !
    Avoca Salt RestaurantResponded on 19 January 2024
    Hi there, Thank you for visiting us & for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience with us, however rest assured we have passed these comments onto the correct team who will take on board this feedback. Again, we do apologise for this and hopefully we can have you join us again, Regards, Avoca

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  32. Men1

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly helpful staff and good quality food in a pleasant ambience made for a very enjoyable family lunch. Great to Salt open again.

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  33. PhilR

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dining experience immensely. The food was excellent and the waiter could not have been more helpful. I’m a regular diner and I always enjoy the food and the ambience. The time slots allocated by OpenTable are not convivial to a relaxing experience. The restaurant was quiet so we were able to relax for as long as we wished. The food is excellent but slightly overpriced. I’ve always found the staff at Avoca helpful and friendly.
    Avoca Salt RestaurantResponded on 2 October 2023
    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! Thanks again and we hope to have you join us again soon. Regards, Avoca

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  34. JackieD

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I go just for the crab salad it’s so good, the front of house guy is really nice and so efficient
    Avoca Salt RestaurantResponded on 2 October 2023
    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks again and we hope to have you join us again soon! Regards, Avoca

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  35. AnnaF

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    12:30 in Sunday, very poor menu, breakfast not available. Very limited menu. Server gave us one menu between 4 people. No children's menus available, server had to call out what was available, although table next to us had kids menu / crayons. Food not good value for money. Would advise going before 12 for breakfast menu or else going somewhere else.
    Avoca Salt RestaurantResponded on 2 October 2023
    Hi there, Thank you for visiting us & for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience with us, however rest assured we have passed these comments onto the correct team who will take on board this feedback. Again, we do apologise for this and hopefully we can have you join us again, Regards, Avoca

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  36. Jord

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    A little overpriced for the quality of the food served.
    Avoca Salt RestaurantResponded on 2 October 2023
    Hi there, Thank you for visiting us & for taking the time to leave us a review! Sorry to hear your feedback in relation to our pricing however we have passed this review onto the correct team who will take onboard this feedback. Again, we do apologise for this and hopefully we can have you join us again, Regards, Avoca

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  37. LouiseB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hi we booked for 12.30pm on Sunday we arrived at 12.15 pm a little early. Unfortunately to be told the kitchen was closed until 12.30pm for lunch we thought we could have brunch. With the help of a lovely staff member we got food from the deli next door brought to our table .
    Avoca Salt RestaurantResponded on 2 October 2023
    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you again and we hope to have you join us again soon! Regards, Avoca

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  38. RachelS

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food good, staff not very attentive or friendly. Forgot to bring out some food. Huge teapots; tiny cups - very weak!
    Avoca Salt RestaurantResponded on 2 October 2023
    Hi there, Thank you for visiting us & for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience with us, however rest assured we have passed these comments onto the correct team who will take on board this feedback. Again, we do apologise for this and hopefully we can have you join us again, Regards, Avoca

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was fine. Service wasn’t great. More like a take away type service- take order, drop food and drop bill. Wouldn’t return! The food was fine, nothing outstanding and not great value compared to the quality you get for the same price in other venues in Monkstown and beyond.
    Avoca Salt RestaurantResponded on 17 October 2023
    Hi there, Thank you for visiting us & for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re sorry to hear about the unpleasant service you experienced, however rest assured we have passed these comments onto the correct team who will take on board this feedback. Again, we do apologise for this and hopefully we can have you join us again, Regards, Avoca

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  40. GeraldineB

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I was very disappointed with the meal served up. It did not represent what the menu stated. I was given Ham instead of prosciutto. Slimy and wet. The noise level was extreme and difficult to have a conversation.
    Avoca Salt RestaurantResponded on 2 October 2023
    Hi there, Thank you for visiting us & for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience with us, however rest assured we have passed these comments onto the correct team who will take on board this feedback. Again, we do apologise for this and hopefully we can have you join us again, Regards, Avoca

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FAQs

Avoca Salt Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 237 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Avoca Salt Restaurant

11a Monkstown Crescent, Monkstown, Co. Dublin A94 KR50

Additional information

  • Area
    Monkstown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Seafood, Irish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Salthill and Monkstown DART station is a three minute walk.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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