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The Ava Winebar

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132 Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG, Northern Ireland
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely , relaxing and tasty lunch at the Ava it was our first time and will be back to try the Saturday menu

Thank bjm4zhs
Bangor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food and reasonably priced. Our waitress and waiter were excellent and we all enjoyed £5 cocktails after 9pm!! Only downside was that the background music was much too loud and we all had to shout for most of the night!

Thank Jennyarlow
Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our meals. The menu was ok, tho not a great variety. The service was good. Certainly would go again

Thank Norma N
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165 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an excellent meal here. It was a cold miserable evening and from the moment we entered 'the Ava' we had a great night. Warm, welcoming and great food. We ate from the 'valentine' menu. A well thought out and excellent value menu. Every course was delicious and a cocktail & wine were included. Honestly couldn't fault anything. Service was... More 

Thank coco40
Bangor, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch fish and chips Dreadful chips no colour and dry Fish batter soggy and not hot Have been before and was good Waitress said chef had changed

Zoe186430, Public Relations Manager at The Ava Winebar, responded to this review

Hi Gerry, Sorry to hear you weren't a fan of our fish and chips. Help us get to the bottom of your review, what date and time were you in dining with us? Did you voice your concerns to a member of staff? Many thanks, The Ava Winebar Team More 

Newtownards, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The refurbishment and temperature were excellent. Greeted and seated by one of the very courteous and pleasant staff on duty. The starters and mains we ordered were of a very high standard. All of us said we would return and also recommend it to anyone.

Thank William S
Zoe186430, Public Relations Manager at The Ava Winebar, responded to this review

Hi William, Thank you for your very kind review, we hope to see you again soon! The Ava Winebar Team More 

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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday afternoon visit to the Ava. First time visiting since it had been refurbished. My husband had the Sunday special which was a starter (spicy tomato soup)and main course(Sunday roast) for 10.95!!! He throughly enjoyed it. I found it hard to chose from the menu as there was a lot. I had a large chicken Caesar salad... More 

Thank Michaela9812
Whitehead, United Kingdom
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315 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 631 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always can be sure of the food and that is why I like to eat here when I am visiting Bangor. More often than not I would go for the 2 course special. Soup and the roast is very tasty. I also do like the wee Guinness loaf that you get with the soup. All for the price of... More 

1 Thank Hanni_LR43
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at the Ava is okay. It is nothing special to be completely honest. The last time I went (and I have been a good few times), the burger was pretty tasteless but at least the beef was cooked right. It could have used better seasoning. Also, the barbeque sauce is nice with the fries. My problem however, is... More 

3 Thank TheTruthOfFood
Zoe186430, Public Relations Manager at The Ava Winebar, responded to this review

Hi TheTruthOfFood, Thank you for your review, we are so sorry that you feel you are unlikely to ever return. We endeavour to improve our quality of offering and service. Reviews help make that happen! Your comments and concerns have been passed to management and addressed with all staff, as this is not the type of service we aim to... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely meal with friends. Delightful decor with lovely ambience. Staff were friendly and efficient. Would throughly recommend and shall attend again

Thank cormac b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
European, British, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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: 442891465490
The Ava Winebar has undergone a complete refurbishment and has been transformed into a classy, elegant and on trend wine bar. We are ideally situated on the corner of Main Street opposite Bangor bus station and the post office. We are open seven days a week for lunch, tapas, dinner and drinks. The future of The Ava is an exciting one, especially with a complete reboot of the drinks menu, now knows as 'The Drink Bible' with its quirky illustrations and finishing touches. The food menu has also been revamped and expanded upon, proving that even the pickiest of eaters can find something they will enjoy. For those who are looking something a little lighter a new bar menu has been introduced which features tapas and selected wines by the glass. The newly renovated spot is also expecting a new beer garden and a re-branding of the cellar bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?