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The Ava Winebar & Bistro

$$ - $$$European, British,
132 Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9146 5490
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (34 reviews)
“chilli chicken” (13 reviews)
“steak” (32 reviews)
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European, British, Wine Bar, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
132 Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely love the Ava Winebar, always great food and service. Saturday night live music is great and we the regular staff are fantastic. Highly recommend all the fish dishes

1  Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great afternoon in the Ava Food, atmosphere and staff were brilliant Large portions Reasonably priced Loved every minute can't wait to return

2  Thank lindabranagh
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to Belfast we ventured out to Bangor on one evening and had a great find in the Ava winebar greeted by very friendly staff in a busy spot just by the station we sat and had an evening meal. We couldnt...More

1  Thank MrBeagle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good atmosphere . Fairy lights brighten and give of a feel good factor. Good selection of dishes opted for fish and chips and mushy peas. Light batter on fish not greasy or heavy. Taste was great. Staff friendly and attentive. Good value for money

1  Thank Jean M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ava Bistro is officially one of my new favourite places to eat, not too expensive, sells Peroni, so clearly can't be a bad place, serves well cooked well presented dishes, with a menu that steps away a little, from the usual, chicken, burgers, fish...More

1  Thank Thegingerone0720
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have recently moved back to Bangor and revisited the Ava after many years absence. What a pleasant surprise. We went on ‘Tapas Tuesday’ where in addition to the very comprehensive a la carte menu, there was a range of very reasonably priced tapas. We...More

1  Thank PCliveR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to, every eatery in Bangor, and many in the surrounding countryside, and had to even eat in Belfast from time to time. The Ava Bistro has become something of a hidden gem, in Bangor, the menu has a selection of the unusual...More

2  Thank TheGingerOne720
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extensive cocktail and wine menu. Attentive staff. Lovely surroundings. Mid week deals. Good varied food menu. Live music at weekends. Love this place!

1  Thank Holly D
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Sunday dinner with family.. 1 meal came out 10 mins after everyone elses. Stuffing on wrong plate, soft drink was room temperature and had to ask for ice. Then the gravy had a rather bizarre taste to it, red wine or something in it id...More

Thank Samuel K
Zoe186430, Public Relations Manager at The Ava Winebar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Samuel K, We are sorry to hear about your most recent dining experience at The Ava. When were you in dining with us? It is saddening to hear you did not like the gravy on your visit. Each week we have a different choice...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

I was only in Bangor for a flying visit with a friend and we decided upon the Ava winebar for lunch as it's directly opposite the train station. So we thought it might be good for a quick bite before heading to catch a train...More

Thank Tavak4
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20 February 2017|
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Response from Hanni_LR43 | Reviewed this property |
I can only say that I have never had a bad experience with neither staff nor food.
TheWalton G
18 August 2016|
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Response from Zoe186430 | Property representative |
Hi there, The early bird menu is now referred to as the blackboard specials which change daily. When you're in just ask to see the blackboard!
31 January 2016|
Response from CaptainJ0 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, Ops....question not to go to the AVA but to Trip Advisor...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9146 5490
  • E-mail
We are ideally situated on the corner of Main Street opposite Bangor's Bus & Rail Station and the local Post Office. Open seven days a week for lunch, tapas, dinner and drinks.
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