Avoca - Fodder Restaurant

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€31 to €50
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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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MG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fodder in Avoca always has a nice energy and feel about it, the food and service are also to a really nice standard.

j
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our table of four had a most ambient evening enhanced by the lovely dishes and Waterford Estate vino.
Sadden to hear that evening dining has come to an end at Fodder.

MH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went in for a quick business meeting.
Found a nice quiet table.
The only pity was that none of us were very hungry and just had coffees and some specialist bread. There were lots of tempting food offerings available.

MV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service in the restaurant was great. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. However, the food was way overpriced. Much too expensive for what was served.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridesmaids

PM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, beautiful food and lovely staff

PG
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, met with a smile. Wasn’t expecting the level of food but was blown away with simple but delicious lunch .
Would recommend to anyone

KL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The restaurant had a lovely buzz. Front of house staff started off really strongly ..very friendly and efficient but seemed to peter out as a shift changed?
The power assisted closing doors make for a big cold draught on a winters day but we were facilitated with a table move so that was great. Food was lovely...the pizzas for the kids were yummy. Will be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food good overall but far too expensive for the proposition

B
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Lovely
Lovely staff
Alas very cold
Had to ask for heat to be turned up!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent will be back

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for Brunch. Very reasonably priced kids menu as well. Our family of four had a very enjoyable brunch.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff in Fodder are some of the best I’ve experienced in a restaurant in Dublin. From the welcome by the hosts to the waiting staff they are all so attentive, friendly & pleasant. We have a young child & they are so great with her making her feel welcome & nothing is a problem.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, food is excellent and valuable, service are considerate. Definitely coming back again.

KD
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A really enjoyable dining experience. We look forward to returning again soon!

HE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The new Avoca Fodder is a bit of a secret — for now. We often go to the Suffolk Street Cafe, and Fodder takes it to all the next level. It’s a lovely dining room with excellent food and friendly service. Highly recommended!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous meal and really good service. Will definitely be back.

AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Best pancakes I’ve had in a long time.

CR
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely lunch with family. Food was delicious with good choices

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 17 December 2019

Hi Cathy, Thank you so much for dining with us at Fodder, and for leaving your kind review. We are so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your lunch with us, and that you enjoyed the food! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Avoca

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IG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely surprise located in the back of the new Avoca. Great food, really good service. Will certainly be back.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 17 December 2019

Hi Ian, Thank you for visiting Fodder and for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to seeing you next time! Kind Regards, Avoca

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F
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and professional service.
The waiters and the manager were very kind.

Nice venue! Elegant people!

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 17 December 2019

Hi there Thank you very much for visiting Fodder and for your kind review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant experience , lovely room
And great service

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and company was amazing. Would recommend

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 17 December 2019

Hi there Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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DB
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and service and nothing was an issue. Lovely experience overall

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 17 December 2019

Hi Diane, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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AF
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful lunch. First time to dine here (and certainly not our last as we have already booked in again!) - Warm welcome on arrival by the exceptionally charming Manager who made us feel right at home. Our waitress was very pleasant & helpful. The decor is wonderful & we loved the bar (which was well stocked with plenty of options to suit everyone). We weren't rushed and could eat at our own pace. Opted for the Puligny Montrachet wine which was delicious along with the vegetarian tagine & the seared tuna. Massive portions and we demolished every morsel! Divine desserts too and beautiful coffee. Super impressed with Fodder Restaurant, wonderful staff and tasty food. We will be back.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 7 November 2019

Hi Alanna, Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, and for your lovely review. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and your meal. We hope you'll be back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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MO
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I would love if they would put soup on the brunch menu. Our waitress was fantastic much better than the manager.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 7 November 2019

Hi Michelle, Thank you for dining with us at Fodder, and for taking the time to leave your review. We hugely value all customer feedback, and we take your comments on board regarding the soup. Please rest assured all of your feedback will be communicated to the team there. Again, thank you so much for visiting Fodder Restaurant. Kind Regards, Avoca

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OP
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful cod dish for lunch. Will be back!! Thank you.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 7 November 2019

Hi Orla, Thank you very much for your kind words about Fodder - we look forward to welcoming you back! Kind Regards, Avoca

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HJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would highly recommend Fodder for a weekend brunch as the quality of the food was exceptional. The staff are also so attentive and nothing is too much trouble for them - we really felt so well looked after during our meal especially my young son. It has a great atmosphere and the décor is wonderful too - all round a really nice place to eat and we will definitely return again soon!

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 7 November 2019

Hi Helen, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we hope you will come back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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KF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Poor menu for lunch too many big meals dinner type menu and not enough choice would not go again for Lunch (much prefer the brunch options)

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 7 November 2019

Hi there, Thank you for visiting Fodder and for taking the time to leave your review. We hugely value all customer feedback, and we take your points on board. Please be assured they will be communicated to the team in an effort to make any improvements we can. Kind Regards, Avoca

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CR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 7 November 2019

Hi Caroline, Thank you very much for visiting Fodder, and for your kind review. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back again in future! Kind Regards, Avoca

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MO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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.

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 7 November 2019

Hi Mary, Thank you for dining with us at Fodder, and for taking the time to leave your review. We value all of our customer feedback, and are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal. Please rest assured we will communicate your feedback to the team there in an effort to always make any improvements we can, as this is not the usual standard of food we pride ourselves on serving. We are very sorry that this was your experience, and we thank you for your valued feedback. Kind Regards, Avoca

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LM
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 7 November 2019

Hi there, Thank you very much for visiting Fodder, and for your kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service! Please rest assured we are aware of the problem with the draft and are working to find a solution for this currently. We do hope you will come back to visit us again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service!

ED
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 7 November 2019

Hi Eileen, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we hope you will come back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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OP
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 7 November 2019

Hi Orla, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we hope you will come back again soon! We will make sure your feedback about the lamb is passed on to the team, too, and are glad you enjoyed it! Kind Regards, Avoca

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F
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 7 November 2019

Hi Filippo, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we hope you will come back again soon! Kind Regards, Avoca

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C
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it and will be back!!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Avoca - Fodder Restaurant
Responded on 7 November 2019

Hi there, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Fodder, and for your very kind review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and that you will be coming back for your birthday celebration! We look forward to welcoming you back then. Kind Regards, Avoca

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