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The Ava Winebar & Bistro


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, European, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

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.
US$10 - US$51
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, European, British, Wine Bar
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
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All reviews tapas steak chilli chicken salad fries wine bar great lunch upstairs restaurant my other half for sunday lunch lovely atmosphere booked a table claire booth wee craic belfast
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1 - 10 of 663 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch here. Very impressed with the food and would say definitely the best value at only 11.95 for two courses ..Will be going back for sure .

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank margaretk539
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I just had the Ava Sunday Roast, and it was absolutely gorgeous. Had cocktails with dinner as well which were sooo good!!! And all very reasonably priced, would highly recommend 😁👍

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank 825paulineh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly and relaxing atmosphere ,Staff attentive and helpful ,We had the steak special which was very reasonably priced and cooked perfectly. Highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner for 10 tonight. Food good but not great - Samantha tried her best and Philippe was really good. Some of the food was a bit oily but the steaks were really good. Ambience ? Not the best - clean but a bit ordinary and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Johnindee
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You half expect restaurants to be dead during January in a post Christmas lull. The Ava was buzzing, every table was full and a steady stream of people coming and going. We couldnt book in advance as only for 4 or more can you book....More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Lynsey K
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Went to The Ava for the first time in 3 years. Could not be more surprised! It was buzzing! The menu is extensive and so different from most eateries in Bangor. We had thai crab risotto and sword fish with pineapple salsa for mains,both were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Granny S
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Had the baked salmon fillet recently and it was absolutely delicious, really hope it stays on the menu as it’s the main reason I’d make a return visit. Atmosphere is great however the older staff can come across a bit unfriendly at times. The young...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank taylormcguire
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

We visited the Ava on New Years Eve and had an absolutely fantastic evening. My and my other half are regulars at the Ava and we decided to go with the family on New Years Eve and as always they didn’t disappoint. The service was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank 901grantr
Reviewed 26 December 2018

Have visited here regularly with friends for lunch. Never been disappointed with either menu or service.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Irene C
Reviewed 17 December 2018

We went here on Sunday for Sunday lunch 4. Girls. We were served quickly and ordered our meal which was excellent and great value. Starter and main or main and desert for £11.95. Great value. The Brie was lovely. We had roast beef which was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Diane D
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Ann S
13 June 2018|
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Response from TheAvaBangor | Property representative |
Hi, yes we have plenty of dishes that are gluten free and others that can be adapted. Please let us know when you are in and we will gladly advise you.
Breda Y
27 February 2018|
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Response from TheAvaBangor | Property representative |
Hi Breda, Yes menu is the same on both floors. The Winebar is open 7 days a week from 12pm each day and 12.30 on a Sunday whilst the bistro located on the first floor is open from Thursday at 5pm, all day Friday, Saturday... More
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.
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