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The Ava Winebar

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132 Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9146 5490
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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Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we held our wedding reception in the winebar in April, a small party of 12. It was a fabulous experience. A table was set in the rear area, prosecco for the guests on arrival, great bar service, food served on time. A mixed menu so everyone's choice accommodated. The food and service were first class. The chef had provided a... More 

Thank Brian H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Both my partner and I are vegetarian they have an amazing selection of dishes for us to choose from I got the pasta carbonara which was so good. The staff and venue were both awesome!

Thank VickysThoughts
Millisle, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Ava with friends at lunchtime for lunch and was totally surprised. Excellent quality food and good service. A nice friendly atmosphere. Worth a visit if in the area.

Thank mollymurfy
Bangor, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Ava for lunch earlier this week and it was absolutely excellent! We both opted for the Ciabatta Sandwich, one with curly fries and one with chilli and soured cream fries. It was delicious and very good value. Prompt and courteous service. Will definitely be back.

Thank WendyR390
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the first time since the refurb! We both got steak and it was lovely! Prices were reasonable and God selection of drinks! Restaurant itself is looking well. Will definitely be back to try the tapas night!

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

Hi Ashley, We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and thank you so much for your kind review. Looking forward to serving you again, very soon! The Ava Winebar Team More 

Whitehead, United Kingdom
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339 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 665 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As usual I came in for lunch. I know that I never go away disappointed after having had a meal here. And certainly the food more than lived up to my idea of great food on my latest visit. I was greeted in a very welcoming manner and shown to a table and had a look at the menu.The blackboard... More 

1 Thank Hanni_LR43
Zoe186430, Public Relations Manager at The Ava Winebar, responded to this review

Hi Hanni_LR43 Thank you so much for your review! We will be sure to pass on your compliments to our new Head Chef William, I'm sure he will be delighted! Come back again soon, The Ava Winebar Team More 

Comber, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister, niece and I went in mid week as we have never tried this restaurant and I can safely say that we will be back. The waitresses were lovely, the place was lovely and the food was amazing!! My niece can be particulary fussy and to quote her "It's lovely!" Lovely menu and I cannot wait to come back... More 

Thank Fats5479
Zoe186430, Public Relations Manager at The Ava Winebar, responded to this review

Hi Fats5479, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! Aww we are so glad we could accommodate your party and that everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal! Can't wait to have you all back again very soon, The Ava Winebar Team More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good and all the waiting staff were lovely. But.. it was busy and we expected service to be slow. 2 meals were brought then a few minutes later another came then a few minutes later the last meal came. An order of chips came when we were almost finished our meal. We asked for a jug of... More 

Thank bangor100
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Easter Monday with two others, one of whom is vegetarian so we checked the menu online to make sure there were plenty of options for him, which there were. When we arrived though we realised there was a limited menu on that day due to it being easter, and neither of the two veggie options really appealed to... More 

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

Hi Aimee R, Due to the influx of customers on bank holidays the restaurant only offers a holiday menu, which is much more manageable for the kitchen and staff. Sometimes this means that certain dishes aren't available, we are happy to accommodate any request (where we can) and enjoy going the extra mile for our customers. Looking forward to serving... More 

Holywood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived and were looked after immediately And as we looked at the menu we were told about the steak special We got the warm bread dips for starter and it seemed a bit frugal - they could have given some more breads considering it's not really costly and would have been more enjoyable The waitress went off to get... More 

3 Thank robertstevo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 52
European, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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: +44 28 9146 5490
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?