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“Good but not great ”

The Avenue Restaurant and Grill
Ranked #3 of 76 Restaurants in Claremont
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 16 March 2020 via mobile

Location Ambience
Located on a lovely street, 2nd Avenue in Harfield. The stoop is covered in - no outdoor dining option. You had to walk through the kitchen to get to the toilets. This is not ideal.

Food
The Hollumi starter was the stand out dish. The steak was good. The salmon was good, it was served medium which might not suit everyone. It was lucky my MIL has poor eyesight & did not notice.

Wine
Very good wine list. The layout was confusing. Wines were listed mostly by winery but then sometimes they were listed by colour. It was fairly priced.
We were a group of 3. We ordered grilled salmon by 2 & a steak as mains + a grilled hollumi starter.

Service
Our waiter was very careful when taking our order. I suspect he was new to the restaurant.
The service was far too quick. He served our mains 60 seconds after clearing our shared starter. We had barely finished the starter. I see dinner as an event, not something that needs to be completed in under an hour. The restaurant was not particularly busy at the time.
We ordered 1 dessert for my MIL to end the meal.

Overall
Food good but not great. Excellent Hollumi starter. Service too fast.

Date of visit: March 2020
2  Thank BigWorldLotsToSee
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Reviewed 20 February 2020

Have eaten at The Avenue many times. Interesting menu prepared and cooked by a skilled team. The owner Tony is very much ‘hands on’ ensuring standards remain high.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Melanie G
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Reviewed 18 December 2019 via mobile

Great service
Excellent quality
Steaks are always first choice
Especially the ribeye cut medium to well

The drinks variety is excellent.
And perfect warm vibe for dates and couples

Love the live music which warms the mood and atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank RidohR
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Reviewed 10 December 2019 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the meat! The wide range of sides on offer was great! The chips and the onion rings were our favourites. A bit disappointed with the sauces though - too runny.

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank jazzzis12
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Reviewed 7 July 2019

We had excellent food at this restaurant I had a very good seafood platter at a reasonable price. Myvegan wife the vegan kebabs and sweet potato and butternut soup which she said was excellent. Service was good throughout

Date of visit: July 2019
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Thank Grant320
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