Avenue Restaurant
Avenue Restaurant

Avenue Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.avenue-restaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02073212111x
  • Hours of Operation:


    BREAKFAST
    Monday - Friday: 07.30 - 11.30

    LUNCH
    Monday - Friday: 12.00 - 15.00
    Saturday: 11.00 - 15.00
    Sunday: CLOSED

    DINNER
    Monday - Friday: 17.30 - 22.15
    Saturday: 17.30 - 22.00
    Sunday: CLOSED

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Michael Blizzard
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: New American cuisine
  • Entertainment: Avenue hosts monthly wine tastings. Contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Special Events: Avenue has a private dining room available and is available for exclusive hire for everything from corporate dinners, celebrations, weddings, canape parties, product launches and fashion shows.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Across the street from Little St James's Street
  • Public Transit:
    Closest underground stations: Green Park, Piccadilly, Charing Cross
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details:
    Closest car park available in St James's Square, less than a 5 minute walk to Avenue.
A word from Avenue Restaurant
Launched in February 2014, Avenue restaurant & bar brings a shot of Manhattan-inspired glamour to St James.

Serving up New American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday, the restaurant captures the buzz of the New York dining scene with stunning art-focused interiors by Russell Sage and an exciting French & American-driven wine list.

Avenue’s bar is a destination in its own right for pre-dinner or after-work drinks, with an array of bar snacks to choose from alongside vintage bourbons, Prohibition-era cocktails and craft beers.
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Avenue Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
234 reviews since 22 May 2014
Average Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambience4
    Value3.7
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (124)special occasions (84)pre/post theatre (67)romance (56)brunch (50)fit for foodies (42)group bookings (42)outstanding value (29)sunday lunch (13)good vegetarian options (9)disabled access (8)afternoon tea (7)child friendly (6)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • Best Rib Eye Steak!
    MOGirls
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    We visited the Avenue for a work dinner and we were very impressed with the décor, ambiance and quality of food. Miguel was the perfect host, providing us with service that was formal yet personal and relaxed. The food was delicious. I can possibly say the rib eye steak was the best I have ever had! Chef Mike definitely knows what he is doing and we will definitely come back!
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    brunch, business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • foodmonkey
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    Had a seared tuna and avocado starter which was fantastic! Decor of the room was light and airy. A dramatic inverted wine glasses tree hanging from the ceiling. I'd return.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy..... room for improvement.
    vidi10
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I visited for the second time since the recent refurbishment. My previous visit was on a quiet Friday lunchtime in August. Whilst the decor is attractive the preponderance of internal hard surfaces make it a very noisy environment. At times it was difficult to hear. This with the unnecessary music further detracted from the overall experience. My partner was unable to order a dessert because none of the items on the menu were gluten free. I think the operators should take cognisance of these concerns as they have expended a lot of money on the visually attractive makeover.
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    business meals
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  • Dinner à deux
    Secret0escapes66
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    A very warm welcoming ambience with a relaxing bar area sitting by the large window overlooking St. James's - good choice of wines & cocktails. Moved to the upper seating area served by Miguel who gives it a very personal and professional touch - food was good but perhaps missed the 'wow' factor to blend in with ambience, though this may have been because we had a restricted menu as we were on the OpenTable meal deal (which included a glass of Prosecco) - willing to give it another go - wine was perhaps on the expensive side with very few mid-range prices to choose from - overall give it a 4 out of 5.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BESTATFOODVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner at Avenue. The food was good, service friendly and helpful. Very good value with the offer.
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYC Vibe
    Rias
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    I dont know how new Avenue is but looked fairly new and staff were very attentive and asked us if it was our first time. Menu is outstanding and the Rib eye steak done medium rare was melt in your mouth. Staff were very helpful and informative and attentive as well. The Tuna and Avacodo starter was to die for.
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    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Very pleasant!
    Cstimm1986
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Went for dinner with a friend to celebrate his 30th birthday and Avenue was great! We got the set menu and I really enjoyed it!
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely relaxing lunch
    kwsunshine
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    We were three girlfriends and had plenty to catch up on, so lunch was paced beautifully and served with professionalism and friendliness. Very nice food from the set menu with a glass of prosecco - good value and very tasty. Would recommend.
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  • Railroadbill
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    An important point: we were nine diners, all with different drink orders, some not drinking at all, and the restaurant obliged with accurate and individual bills. I am certain that many if your readers will appreciate this service. We certainly did. Avenue is a very attractive restaurant -- nice understated decor and without conversation killing conversation. As noted we were nine and they have a very comfortable oval table that easily sat our group. And no complaints about the food. Well prepared, nicely served, and very tasty. Sorry i cannot recall the name if our server -- short blonde hair -- and we were well taken care of. We were a group of chatty friends with catching up to do. We all really liked the place.
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    group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick but not rushed Set Lunch
    Exmayoral
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    We wanted a different lunch prior to tour of Buckingham Palace. Somewhere with an ambiance but not too business. This restuarant fits the bill - lunch with son who spends his work life crawling through IT ducts so casual but bit smart for me. Food suprising not pub grub or girly but tasty and interesting. Starter wakes up the tastebuuds with a kick - Fishcakes for me Beef Carpaggio for him then Chicken and Ratatouie (chicken bit dry) and Meatballs. Deserts left a little to be desired Summer Fruits with Sangria was a couple of slices of fresh peach and strawberry with about 10ml of sangria poured over. His Strawberry dish was enough for two spoonfuls. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Left wanting more.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, business meals, disabled access, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for dinner and drinks
    SamanthaVIP
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Top spot in Mayfair for a special occasion. Would definitely recommend with the TT offer.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely restaurant
    midget
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Enjoyable meal. Great service,staff are really professional cannot do enough for you. Had a great evening, lovely food, relaxed atmosphere. Would go again. Loved it.
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Boris
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    My friends and I went to Avenue Restaurant to celebrate a birthday, asking for a bottle of wine to be ready on the table as we arrived, although we were taking advantage of the special offer which included a glass of prosecco. The staff were charming, the table and wine was ready, the service was exceptionally good, the wine waiter, seeing a gift of a bottle of wine unwrapped, took the trouble to discuss it and add to the pleasure of the gift by describing the wine and its history. The menu offered a good choice of food, which was excellent, and substantial. We will definitely go back, and recommend others to do so.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time lunch more on the way.
    HungrySculptor
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    A simply excellent experience, service, quality of food, ambience, and delightful team highly recommended. ''I'll be back!''.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Nice atmosphere and great food!
    diamanta
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    We had a birthday party on Saturday. We took the special deal, which included 2 course meals and a glass of prosecco. The food was very delicious and staff very attentive. We had a great time! I would definitely recommend this place! Very beautiful and spacious restaurant! We all loved it!
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  • Birthday celebrations
    Bella
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    We went to the Avenue for a special birthday celebration and we had a great time. The food on the special offer was really well cooked and you get enough choice to please everyone. The service was fantastic and we would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Johnsb0208
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    We had the early evening Evening Standard offer - two courses and a glass of wine for £20 (or three for £25). The portions were unlikely to have sent us away heavier, but the food was tasty and well presented, the restaurant light and stylish, the service attentive but unobtrusive, and the value exceptional for this part of London.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great buzz even with few diners
    lowelevel
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    The first time dining at this restaurant and there were seven of us out for an evening get together. The great thing - the table - it was oval so allowed us to all communicate together. We were on the set menu which wasn't bad and our vegetarian asked for an alternative which they were really happy to help with. The place is quite dark and somewhat noisy and whilst there weren't that many other diners in, there was a real buzz. The staff were really pleasant too. All in all we had an enjoyable evening. We wouldn't go back as a group simply because we like to try different places however if I were out close by, meeting someone for work close by I would consider it.
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    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • boisdaleloverVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Portion sizes extremely small for the price... Felt a little rushed at times considering the restaurant wasn't *all* that busy.
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    brunch, business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better
    gordanshazVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    As regulars at the pre-refurb Avenue we went hoping they hadn't spoiled one of our favourite spots. Glad to report they hadn't. Indeed it was one of the most pleasant dining experiences we've had in a long time. The food on the set menu was very good (though our neighbours were on the a la carte menu and it looked superb). Service was a delight, Liisa our server made us feel very welcome. And the general feel of the place was really buzzing. Loved it.. We are already looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PickyeaterVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A lovely dining room, good for a group night out. The ES menu was good value for money, and the service was friendly and accommodating.
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    group bookings, romance
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  • The Perfect Lunch
    tp1london
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This place is very stylish, and offers great value for money if you go for the 2 course offer. Service was very attentive, and staff were friendly and helpful. My friends and I will definitely be returning.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Excellent
    cakequeen
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Chose the set menu which was very good value. Lovely restaurant with great service and delicious food.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Enjoyable meal
    Elsa63
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Good value eating the Butchers Block where starters and pudds included.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Saturday brunch
    rich2212
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We ate Saturday brunch here recently. We were greeted on arrival and had a drink in the bar area, before going to our table. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. All of the staff were very attentive and helpful. There was a nice, laid back atmosphere. We were made to feel very welcome and will certainly visit again Recommended.
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    brunch, special occasions
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  • Dinner with a friend
    dinerofenfieldVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    I went to the Avenue on an open table offer of a set menu. There were 4 good choices for each course and everything we had was good. Courses included a veg option and a fish option .mService was great, very responsive and attentive. Managed my wheat allergy perfectly. There is a lovely bar and the restaurant was quite busy so ambience was good, lovely decor. Great value.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Great find....
    HertfordshireMick
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Recommended by a work colleague - took a client for lunch (we had the set menu) and we were both so impressed. Attentive service, very good food and excellent value for money. Also good buzzy atmosphere without being deafening! Would strongly recommend this restaurant to anybody and will definitely go there again.
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    business meals, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Avenue of St James's
    EDW304
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    This very smart, upmarket brasserie in central London served as the site for a long-delayed reunion of North American school friends in July -- and it rose to the occasion. Wonderful choice of imaginative food, stylishly presented, with excellent service throughout. In the end my party decided not to opt for the special deal but went for the full a la carte menu, and were glad they did. As a result I went for a more upmarket Bordeaux than normal to mark the evening, and even pushed the boat out for some spectacular deserts with pudding wine! All were happy at the end. Not cheap but very good value.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent business lunch
    Caro
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    Solid set menu for lunch - plenty of choice and nice light portions. Nice location and venue. Good service until the restaurant gets crowded - then codd and cheques can be delayed.
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    brunch, business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Would highly recommend Avenue
    Rebecca
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    We went to Avenue to have breakfast before work. We were there for an hour, the service was good - waiters were attentive and quick but did not rush us. Food was delicious! Would recommend!
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faultless!
    Jules
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Our second visit. Set menu at £19.00 with a glass of Proseco is excellent value. Fabulously well cooked seasonal food, staff who genuinely care and great cocktails too! Love the new look and we'll be returning soon.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always excellent
    AdWJ
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    Very attentive service but not in the annoying sense. very accommodating. excellent food. good value for money with OT special. thanks for another great meal.
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Jarinat
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    I took my Aunt for Eid breakfast, amazing sevice and the eggs benedict were awesome with the bagels. Also they seem to have the best tea and coffee on the planet - not saying this because we had deprived ourselves of tea and coffee during Ramadan :-)
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Sirving
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Went for brunch on Sunday to celebrate my friends birthday and we had a lovely time. As you walk in the restaurant is stylish and sophisticated with a relaxed and friendly ambience. We were looked after so well. The service was personable and they could not do enough for us. I ha asked if they had some elderflower cordial on the phone to go with our prosecco and it was waiting for us on the table without having to ask again. Just excellent! The eggs benedict and pancakes looked amazing - I did t order these myself but I definitely had food envy! I had the BLT which was nice but a little dry and difficult to eat. Chips are amazing! The prosecco flowed very well as we took the £10 unlimited offer. Really lovely and special time. Thank you!
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    brunch, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable but...
    sarahbeac1
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Enjoyed our meal at Avenue but felt the portion size was just that little bit too small. The food was delicious, and beautifully presented and served, but they could have benefited from actively offering us some side dishes with the set menu, even for a supplement. Good restaurant but it's almost the opposite to what you would expect for an American themed restaurant even if it is considered "fine dining".
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Excellent service, nice atmosphere
    Macca
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    I booked Avenue for a night out with 2 friends. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and the restaurant is beautifully decorated with a nice bar area at the front. We took advantage of the set menu - the food was good and very nicely presented but the portions were very small, although I'm not sure you could expect more at the price they were offering. There was also a good selection of wine, including some reasonsble priced wines.
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    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening at Avenue
    eatoutoften
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    We had a lovely celebration meal at Avenue using the Opentable special offer. The set menu was much better than other restaurant's set menus offering a good range of options. The starters included clam chowder, fishcakes and carpaccio of beef, all of which were well presented and tasted good. We all opted for the rump of beef for main and it was delicious. The desserts were all imaginative and tasted very good. The service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The décor is very stylish too. Will definitely go again.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Great ambience, bar and service
    LondonR
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    I like The Avenue and have visited it several times over the years. The service and bar in particular are brilliant... the wine list is great and the staff are knowledgeable. The styling is fantastic. Sadly it is hard to get excited by the food which is distinctly average - very little skill seems to go into preparing the dishes, they are served quickly and are very uninspiring. Could be so much better.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Excellent set lunch, good value and well balanced selection
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely for lunch
    Becca
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I've always had a nice experience when dining at Avenue. The service is prompt and friendly. Their set price offers are always well worth it. I didn't fancy any of the starters on the set lunch menu but the cheeses on the desserts sounded delicious; when I asked if I could have the cheeses as a starter, the waitress was happy for me to do so. I'm glad I had it because it was very tasty. I've been to Avenue a number of times and will certainly dine here again.
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