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The Ava Winebar

132 Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9146 5490
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (30 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
European, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
132 Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday I stopped in AVA to have lunch. The staff was exceptionally friendly and actually made the experience a tremendous experience. I did NOT order well--I got the fish and chips, but they were not my favorite, but ALL around me people were eating great...More

Thank dennisrkilpatrick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ask for a table a bit later on the evening and said ,we would first liked to have a glass of wine and the come back .We have been waiting there for 1/2 an hour nobody payed any attention So we left in the...More

Thank Juliefleur
Zoe186430, Public Relations Manager at The Ava Winebar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Juliafleur, Sorry to hear that you left us after your glass of wine. Our staff should have been more attentive but we understand this can be hard, especially if it is a particularly busy service! Sorry to have let you down on this occasion...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all chose to build our own burger. Onion rings were excellent and burger and buns only average. Long delay from ordering to food being served.

Thank Stewart H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on Thursday night.Steak night. Good deal.Steak cooked to my liking. Disappointed with choice of desserts. Staff helpful and friendly

Thank gillianb22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a late afternoon tea for the first time . Was greeted and looked after by Ralph who was a top class waiter and looked after us superbly , nothing was too much trouble . Food was excellent and surroundings so modern and views...More

2  Thank Heather I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Discovered the ava winerbar by chance and what a find. We were greeted warmly by the staff and the food choice was superb. It was hard to make a choice The food was cooked fresh to order and was beautifully presented and very tasty as...More

2  Thank dawnecallender
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my family for dinner, waitress was sarcastic and not very attentive. We had to clear our own empty glasses from the table to make room, weren’t asked if we wanted anything else or asked if we wanted desserts. We also had to pay...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

After reading many reviews online we finally found a nice place to eat in Bangor (have had some bad experiences previously) We visited Ava on Monday evening for the sea food platter special and it was outstandingly good.Some of the nicest food I have ever...More

2  Thank KenJacqEmmie
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is the 2nd time we've been there since Chris and his team have taken over. The service is very friendly and efficient. The menu is not the most extensive but what we ordered was very tasty..and judging by how busy it was our opinion...More

3  Thank Pyper2
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Ava is a good choice for Sunday lunch the roast was lovely cooked. Service was good. The restaurant is lovely due to recent refurnish making it a lovely eating experience

3  Thank nuala l
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Questions & Answers
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!
1 February 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$54
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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