Every time I go home to visit my mum and sister in Dublin we always find time to visit Avoca. Perched on the top floor of a haberdashers in busy Suffolk Street and a stones throw from the popular Grafton Street, Avoca never fails to impress. Usually full of an eclectic group of Dubliners and better informed tourists you usually get a seat within 15 minutes and then you won’t want to leave.
Using the very best of Irish ingredients the chefs prepare everything from a traditional Irish breakfast, the best you’ll eat in Ireland, to a lunch menu comprising such delights as Castletownbere crab salad with apple, fennel, pickled cucumber, a Middle Eastern mezze of spicy minced Wicklow lamb, hummus, tabbouleh, baba ghanouj, beetroot tzatziki & pita and Confit duck leg salad with pears & blackberries, feta, mixed leaves & blackberry vinaigrette.
All the dishes are freshly prepared to order every day and change as the seasons dictate. A special “ Menu of the day for kids” usually comprises 3 different choices and a free cookie thrown in for later.
A two course lunch for two exc wine will set you back around £40