There is a brand new Avoca store in Dublin and it looks AMAZING
If you happen to be heading to Dublin today or sometime soon, and find yourself wandering around the city starving and looking for somewhere nice to eat – look no further.
Earlier this week, Avoca unveiled its thirteenth store in Ireland, in the bustling Ballsbridge in Dublin 4, and this latests opening looks to be the ultimate food experience, promising visitors an experiential gastronomic and sensory journey.
Once the Veterinary Medicine campus belonging to University College Dublin, AVOCA Ballsbridge is a 700m2 space devoted entirely to food, with an extensive offering, boasting a neighbourhood deli style counter, a coffee bar and a new ‘Hello and Go’ section that promises to deliver on quality, taste and convenience.
The exciting new addition of a pop-up food concept counter will keep the store’s offering fresh, innovative and relevant with the space becoming home to different up-and-coming food concessions every few months. The first to take up residence will be Páng, a creative modernisation of delicious, traditional Vietnamese snacks such as visually stunning rice paper rolls, delicious salad bowls and other fragrant Vietnamese dishes.
Key highlights of this elevated food concept store include a cheese and charcuterie counter, a Parisian-style patisserie filled with decadent, freshly baked cakes resembling works of art, the AVOCA Butcher showcasing the finest meats from the country’s best artisan, organic and free-range meat producers.
Speaking about the opening, managing director of AVOCA, Tara O’Neill said: “We’re thrilled to have secured such a prime location in Dublin 4. We wanted to create a space that works for the community. We believe the end result is breathtaking and a food utopia”
Oh, and if you are looking for a sit-down meal, Avoca Ballsbridge also welcomes a new table service restaurant, Fodder, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, centered around deliciously simple, quality products cooked to perfection. The inspiration behind the name is grounded in the history and heritage of the building. The menu will focus on seasonal and Irish ingredients, hand-prepared with care and attention by the team of talented chefs. Fodder is also home to an elegant bar, a first for AVOCA, where guests can enjoy an impressive range of custom-made cocktails, fine wines and craft beers.
Original features and references to the building’s previous purpose as UCD’s Veterinary Medicine campus can be seen throughout the space, from the old photographs and maps of the area proudly hanging on the walls, to the green concrete pillars either side of the stairway and the restoration of the original clock that now sits above Fodder restaurant.