Avenue

4.6
63 reviews
€30 and under
Irish
Avenue is located over two floors in the heart of Maynooth. Opened in December 2007 by Robert & Bronagh Kennedy, Avenue now boasts a band of loyal customers, gaining a reputation for excellence and winning countless awards. Avenue has long been recognized for quality, consistency and value, along with the buzz of a busy restaurant and the warmth of our friendly staff… with a “Céad míle fáilte” that comes from the heart. Our customers continue to enjoy our great Irish food and that’s because we have a local, natural and honest approach with an easy-going warm style that is both rooted in tradition and yet still modern. Whether it’s our famous chicken wings or burgers, our renowned Steaks or just one of our amazing desserts, Avenue always delivers.

We offers the complete dining experience with our full bar, which combines luxury, privacy & comfort. With our inspired chefs and our warm and welcoming staff we will turn your night into one you will always remember!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 63 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GemmaN
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Food was lovely especially the ribs to start
Staff were very courteous and attentive
However it was too cold to eat outside that night , we were near the entrance and felt no heat from the heaters that were in and we were not offered any blankets or hot water bottles we saw other guests getting

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StephenS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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CarolineS
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We were outside, because of the current covid restrictions but the atmosphere was lovely.... there were heaters and hot water bottles were offered. The staff was lovely, the risotto was a bit bland. The baby's food was mashed veg with soup. They put it in front of him, he is one, it was steaming hot! That was a down point. One of the waitresses was a little ditsy but the hostess and other waitresses were all excellent. Normally inside can be too noisy so outside was quite nice.

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MelC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Booked table on website and requested "Warm and Cozy" when we arrived we were offered 3 different options for warm and cozy - brilliant!
The lady who met us even brought us to see them - wonderful service, I am so sorry I did not get her name.
We saw the Chicken Wings that others have mentioned and they looked fantastic however we all had something from the burger menu which looked so good.
Fries/chips were excellent!!!
The chilli burger did not have jalapeños as described and my Cashel Blue cheese burger did not come with a toasted bun however they were both very good.
The buttermilk chicken burger was also very good.
The house rosé was very good, the water on the table was excellent.
The profiteroles were delicious.
Coffee also very good.
Service was excellent, everyone was so friendly.
Atmosphere was lovely and relaxing.
Will definitely be back. I will have the Chicken Wings next time.
We were all very happy and can highly recommend the Avenue.

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KarenM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent vegan menu. Good choices on mains and starters. Vegan house wine available (merlot gorgeous but unfortunately sav blanc not good- got a carafe so didn't ask about other vegan options). Service friendly, helpful and attentive.

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VirginijaL
Meath
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place,I love to keep going there again and again

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EimearS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff. Food was delicious, best wings in Ireland ! Cocktails are also delicious. Highly recommend

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MeadbhS
Meath
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic, such friendly staff and great food too!

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SophieH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Tasty, affordable food that arrived in good time. Staff were friendly and social distancing & Covid guidelines were adhered to.

Would eat here again!

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LeixlipL
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Avenue, so happy to be back after lockdown!! Will be back 😊

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SiobhanA
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistent at all levels from the food to service and value.

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SonyaO
Meath
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Service was a little slow but lovely meal and really nice service. Very accomodating to dietary requirements. Children really enjoyed it too. Great value for money. Will be back!

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lalalalalalla
Meath
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

It was nice to get out to eat in a restaurant after 6 months of hibernation . The food was very nice, but my anxiety levels rose when our server wore a mask that didn't cover her nose. The seat I was in enabled me to see the chef and his mask covered only his chin. I would return after covid but not until the pandemic has passed.

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JamesN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good service and Gluten-free options. Nice atmosphere.

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JennifeD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch was perfect the service was excellent. Such great value for delicious dishes ♥️

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Joma
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food, fresh, hot and tasty. Lovely ambiance and staff were very pleasant.

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AislingC
Meath
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect as always.
The Avenue is our favourite place to eat. Staff are so friendly, couldn't do enough for you. Nothing was rushed. And the food was as. Always delisious. We had a fantastic evening.

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DamienN
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

As usual service was fantastic
Our starters were beautiful (crispy prawns and bruschetta)
My steak was wonderful
The only downside was my wifes smoked chicken risotto : it was bland, lacking depth of flavour and the chicken was clumsily chopped, not finely diced like our last visit.
It just wasn't as refined as last time.
But it won't stop us visiting and recommending Avenue, we love it!!
Damien and Aleks.

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RuthO
Miami
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, friendly service and great atmosphere

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AnneL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

+ Good choice on menu, friendly staff, social distancing guidelines observed

- No water bowl/wipes served with wings, long delay on drinks orders, sometimes forgotten altogether

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LisaO
Meath
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A lovely evening as always in the Avenue. It was my first time dining in (have had multiple takeaways) post Covid, and I'm already booked in again in 2 weeks. Highly recommend.

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TomN
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Left just before 8 and the place felt very full. Great service though

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Grear as always

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JosephineYoung
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service with all COVID regulations adhered too. Food was delicious and very good value.

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TonyM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Its the first time I have had lunch at Avenue, previous visits were evening meals. We were not disappointed. The food was as good as ever and the service was excellent and so friendly. I brought a client which made it all the more satisfying as he commented on how much he enjoyed it.

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DeborahG
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant
Really helpful and friendly staff
Highly recommend

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AoibheD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Booked for 5.45 so that it wouldn’t be too busy - it was packed on a Thursday evening by 6 and even though it is the restaurants fault per se - so many people walking around inside with no masks on when going to the toilet etc. Definitely just made us a bit nervous. Hard for the restaurant to police that but with every table filled it didn’t exactly feel extremely safe in comparison to so many other places that feel far more spacious and less filled with people.

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ShannonO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food with big portions. Very good for covid restrictions

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AoifeQ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Quite a glare upstairs off light stand right beside the stairs. If seated at the table right beside them the lights are quite bright. Everything else was fab!

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WillieH
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food excellent, process for getting in a little frustrating

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TraceyT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite local restaurants. The food is always good. The staff are very friendly and the wine list has something for everyone.

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PamelaC
Meath
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Avenue never fails, staff so friendly, food amazing...

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Food ok, service very slow, sat for 15 mins When we arrived before I had to grab someone serving another table to get a drink.and it was like that for the evening.Also we sat down stairs and you feel as if you are seated in the service area as the counter is always full of dirty glasses.
Chicken wings are good tho

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LauraW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing all around. Covid precautions are the best I have seen

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C2020
Meath
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant, beautiful food, excellent adherence to covid restrictions. Our first restaurant visit since covid began and we felt comfortable and safe.

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WendyN
Meath
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I visit regularly and I've never once been disappointed...food is gorgeous & excellent service each time!

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SandraN
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to Avenue many times the food is top class and all the staff are really nice. We felt very safe and all Covid 19 regulations adhered to.
Can't wait to return.

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ClaireT
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food 100% perfect as always, we were sitting downstairs and the only slight negative was the visible pressure staff were under, we felt very rushed while ordering, you could see younger staff were being trained but the lady downstairs really needed additional help.

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EmilyP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were so accommodating and prompt with service. Everyone was happy wearing masks and covid guidelines were being followed excellently

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DeborahM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good to bring the kids back to their favourite restaurant for the best chicken wings around..

FAQs

Avenue is rated 4.6 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.