Avoca - Fodder Restaurant

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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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CR
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The staff are extremely nice and helpful and the food good.

MO
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I ordered poached eggs with Smoked Salmon on Toast the eggs were cold & undercooked. Toast was cold! Companion had scrambled eggs with Avocado again the eggs under cooked.

LM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, very attentive and friendly service, nice amount of space between the tables. To make things comfortable for its clientele, Fodder should consider installing a porch so that cold wind doesn't waft through the door!

ED
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous foods, drinks and ambiance. Excellent staff and great value for money. We all had a great evening.

OP
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious fish beautifully served. Lovely staff. Hoping that the lamb will be back on the menu next time

F
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice venue and good ratio quality-price. The service has been perfect and the food too.

C
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it and will be back!!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found our new favourite place - totally blown away by the food - we were lucky enough to have a tasting menu and the tastes, let alone the presentation, were genuinely miles ahead of anything any of us have tried in Dublin . The atmosphere was perfect and the venue itself is fab - kit out to a super high standard and we had a round table with super comfy chairs .

So good, 8 of us amended our existing booking for a birthday celebration next week to go back to Fodder again instead.
Service was flawless in every way , everyone had a smile on their face and knew everything about every course in detail and the chef and kitchen staff should be proud of themselves

Surprised we hadn’t heard of it before !
10 out of 10 from all of us

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Nice spot for brunch but a bit too crowded, which made the service slow and the team forget things we have ordered after a few reminders. The 2 people tables are too small for the plates (there was literally no way to fit them). The food is good though the mains are unoriginal. The carrot side salad is however is very original, really big and really tasty! Overall, had better meals in the other Avoca restaurants, but I think they will get there with a bit more time!

w
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch was very good, portion size and quality were great but quite expensive

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Avoca Fodder to celebrate our 10th anniversary together, because we wanted a nice and quiet place to enjoy dinner and chat.
Needless to say that the food was amazing.
The service was great: the waiters are caring and chatty. I broke the glass with the dessert and they gave us another one for free with some extra macarons. On top of that, since they knew it was our anniversary, they gave us a delicious chocolate cake as a gift to celebrate!!
We will come back soon!

VD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The dishes we picked were full of spice condiments and there were no indication of it in the menu. It was a poor experience this time because not me or my boyfriend like spicy food. Also to order was a bit longer than usual.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service

DO
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a pre all Ireland match day brunch here and we had a really good breakfast, friendly and professional service and very good value. The portions are big, the coffee is lovely.......third occasion visiting here and it's now our go to for a getogether for brunch.

TA
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our last meal out in our 7 months Dublin experience. The meal was absolutely delicious and definitely one we would order again should we return to Dublin. We also lived in Ballsbridge and often shopped at Avoca .

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded 18 hours ago

Hi Tim, Thank you so much for dining with us at Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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J
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Risotto was good and service very pleasant. Desserts were disappointing, pastry a bit tough and nothing very chocolatey on the menu. Wine prices a bit steep. Lovely venue for brunch/lunch but we feel it is still finding its feet as an evening venue. Very quiet for a Saturday evening.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded 18 hours ago

Hi there, thank you very much for dining with us at Fodder, and for your valued feedback. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your risotto and the service with us, and we take on board your comments on the dessert options. We hugely value all customer feedback and will pass your comments on to the team. Kind Regards, Avoca

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a
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

as always the food in Avoca is very good the staff friendly and service is good; the decor and quiet atmosphere is excellent; will go back again

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded 18 hours ago

Hi there, Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us at Fodder and for taking the time to leave your kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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NM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed it, great service and amazing food.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 14 August 2019

Hi Nick, Thank you very much for your recent visit to Fodder Restaurant, and for your kind review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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J
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall service and ambiance very good except for a noisy group of women at the next table having lunch. Two of us had the Halloumi fritters which was the only vegetarian hot meal option and both found the dish a bit dry. We were given a tiny portion of the sauces to share between us which seemed a bit mean. Our fiend's ricotta salad looked appetising and the desserts were very good. Overall, Avoca needs to look at its vegetarian options for brunch and lunch.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 14 August 2019

Hi there, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, & for taking the time to leave your review. We're happy to hear you found the service & ambience very good, but regret you did not enjoy your fritters. Please rest assured we'll communicate your feedback re: the fritters & the vegetarian options to the team in an effort to continually improve our offering. Thank you very much for your valued feedback, & we do hope you'll return to dine with us again in future. Kind Regards, Avoca

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JE
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely building, very comfortable and good menu choice for breakfast
Very friendly waitress

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 14 August 2019

Hi Jeano, Thank you very much for your kind review, and for visiting Fodder Restaurant. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and hope you will come back again soon. Kind Regards, Avoca

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V
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent experience. Staff were just wonderful, menu different and inventive , food superbly presented and flavors divine. A real surprise and will definitely be back , lovely ambience , quiet and cosy to have great conversation.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 14 August 2019

Hi there, Thank you for dining with us at Fodder, and for taking the time to leave your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the service, menu and food, and we can't wait to welcome you back again next time! Kind Regards, Avoca

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EG
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We love Avoca but had a bad experience and bad meal.
My order was mixed up despite me repeating it twice and being very clear. I also saw this happen at 2 tables near us. I got my brunch when my husband was finished his and when it came the dish (avocado eggs & bacon jam) wasn’t nice.
Then the bill came and the wrong dish I got first plus the right dish were both on it! The waitress tried to explain that this wasn’t the case but it was. The manager intervened and took off the error and gave us our coffees on him - but if I’m out for a nice brunch I prefer to just pay for my coffee and get what I ordered when I ordered it.
We weren’t the only people who didn’t get what they asked for.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 14 August 2019

Hi Emma, Thank you very much for dining with us at Fodder, and for taking the time to leave your review. We are very sorry to hear of your experience, and apologise for the mix up with your order. Please accept our sincere apologies for the issue, and rest assured your comments will be communicated to the team there to ensure we do our best to prevent this happening in future. We are very grateful for your feedback. Kind Regards, Avoca

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RJ
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too quiet for a great neighborhood resto on a Thursday evening. The food was excellent with very nice service. Fact that front entrance through Avoca closes early will limit any spontaneous business from walkers by. I will be back.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 14 August 2019

Hi Roisin, Thank you for dining with us at Fodder, and for your kind review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your food and the service. We are taking all of your feedback on board, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Avoca

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A
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Gorgeous food and excellent service. Really good value for money too. Will definitely be back!

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 16 July 2019

Hi there, Thanks so much for visiting Fodder and for leaving your feedback. Your comments are very much appreciated, and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind Regards, Avoca

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Very empty restaurant for Saturday night. Food was good but a bit too pricey for what it was. Service was courteous and helpful but still couldn’t find a waiter when we were ready to leave

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 16 July 2019

Hi there, Thank you very much for dining with us at Fodder Restaurant, and for taking the time to leave your review. We hugely value all our customer comments, and please rest your assured your feedback will be communicated to the team. We do hope you will visit us again in future. Kind Regards, Avoca

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HM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely welcome but slow to take order. The menu was changed recently & the dishes varied again. Hopefully it will settle down now. Staff are friendly but service took time.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 16 July 2019

Hi there, Thank you very much for dining with us at Fodder. Please rest assured your valued feedback will be communicated to the team in an effort to continually improve the customer experience with us. We do hope you will visit us again in future! Kind Regards, Avoca

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OC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Fodders from the service to the ambience to the quality of the food. We were there on a week night but would recommend also for a special occasion. The environment would be a great match for a broad range of occasions.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 16 July 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for visiting Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us, and that you loved the food, service and ambience! We do hope you will come back again soon. Kind Regards, Avoca

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GG
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and service were excellent however the wine list was nonsense. Only about 8/9 wines listed. Cheapest at €28.00 rapidly going up go €150.00 for wines which did not even quote vintage. Even more irritating was we could view an extensive array of wines in the “shop” area opposite our table. Get real !

JC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived for an early dinner on Wednesday evening at Fodder. Colin and the gang were more than accommodating and the service couldn’t be beaten. The food both looks and most importantly tastes incredible. We shared the lamb shoulder dish and it was foodie heaven! We also got wine pairing recommended to us by John in the Avoca foodmarket which was a great personal touch. Can’t wait to be back!

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 16 July 2019

Hi there. Thank you so much for dining with us at Fodder, and for your lovely review. Your feedback is hugely appreciated, and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your evening. We hope to welcome you back very soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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MH
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was slow had to get people’s attention after waiting 20 minutes without someone asking for a drinks or a food order. Had to ask for things twice like extra sauces etc. Food was nice though slow to come.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 16 July 2019

HI there, Thank you very much for visiting Fodder, and for leaving your review. We hugely value all of our customer feedback, and regret you experienced slow service with us. Please rest assured your comments will be communicated to the team in an effort to improve in this area. Thanks again for dining with us, and we do hope to welcome you back in future. Kind Regards, Avoca

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CC
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Good food, good atmosphere and excellent service. Will definitely return.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 16 July 2019

Hi Cedric, thank you so much for your very kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back next time! Kind Regards, Avoca

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DO
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch here. Shane was welcoming and professional. Gave us a lovely table. We all enjoyed lovely food and a nice atmosphere.....it was our second visit and we will be back soon..

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 18 June 2019

Hi Deirdre, Thank you so much for visiting Fodder, and for your lovely review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your brunch with us, and that you liked the atmosphere and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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OR
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food Expensive. Shoud be one side served with main course.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most beautiful meal in the most beautiful setting. The ambience in Fodder is amazing. Our group of 5 enjoyed a lunch of starters, mains and desserts. The scallops and bucatini were a highlight for us. The staff were so friendly and helpful and we were delighted to learn that Fodder is open for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. I will definitely be back with girlfriends for dinner and cocktails soon. Thank you.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 24 June 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for visiting Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the ambience and the food, and that you found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back again! Kind Regards, Avoca

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely brunch. Great food, great service

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 18 June 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for your review. We-re so happy you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting and excellent staff, this was an unexpectedly superb meal! We’ve always been Avoca fans - Fodder though, takes the standard of dining to another level!

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 31 May 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for visiting Fodder, and for leaving your very kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, and hope you will return again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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GP
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service and a welcome addition to Ballsbridge

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 28 May 2019

Hi Gary, Thank you very much for visiting Fodder, and for your lovely review. We're so happy you enjoyed your experience, and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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OB
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Disappointing food and amateurish service in a beautiful restaurant. The food was virtually cold and tasteless. The brunch a la carte menu seems in fact same to be the same food available at the front of the store ...served on plates at the tables in the restaurant. You come prepared to pay a premium for such a location and food but in this case it’s not worth. Bizarrely enough the quality of food is below the level of any other Avoca location in Dublin. Apologies for being so direct in my feedback but it’s 100% constructive.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thank you for visiting Avoca Ballsbridge & for your review. We value all customer feedback, & take your comments on board. We regret you were left disappointed with your meal, & will pass your comments on to the team. We can assure you that the menu at Fodder is not available elsewhere at Avoca Ballsbridge, as at the front of the store is just the deli counter and Hello & Go options. Thank you again for your valued feedback, and we are sorry you did not enjoy your visit. Kind Regards, Avoca

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m
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tolerant staff assisting 4 rowdy siblings with special requests at each ‘course’. Wine tasting should be considered before you dine, lovely idea whilst perusing the shelves for your next visit. Every plate from scallops to asparagus to lamb to wine was super. Each diner will recommend to at least one other so that’s a good night out.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 28 May 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for your very kind review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us at Fodder, and we hope to see you all again soon. Thank you also for recommending us to your friends - it is very much appreciated! Kind Regards, Avoca

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JM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food as always. Staff extremely pleasant a patient

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 17 May 2019

Hi Jane, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoy the food and staff at Fodder! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Avoca

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