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The Ava Grill Restaurant

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British, Cafe, Spanish, Wine Bar
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132 Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG, Northern Ireland
028 9146 5490
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9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Description: The Ava Grill & Tapas serves top quality food in a modern and relaxed...
The Ava Grill & Tapas serves top quality food in a modern and relaxed setting in the heart of Bangor. It’s open seven days a week for both breakfast,lunch, early birds and dinner. Itoffers a diverse range of menus including blackboard specials and a la carte - perfect for families and couples. The food is freshly cooked with an emphasis on seafood, steaks and salads complete with a tempting wine selection.
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  • 201
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  • 100
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Still fantastic

I reviewed this restaurant a couple of years ago. It is still every bit as good the portions are large and the quality of the dishes are always consistantly great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stuart M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I reviewed this restaurant a couple of years ago. It is still every bit as good the portions are large and the quality of the dishes are always consistantly great.

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Thank Stuart M
Whitehead, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 472 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was waiting for a friend, and I had a pint of Guinness. We ordered the lunch special. My starter was aromatic duck spring rolls. My main course was slow roast lamb with potatoes, roast carrots, and roasting jus. It was really, really tasty that lamb, it was lovely. The lady who met me at the door was very nice,... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife + I enjoyed a super lunch at The Ava in Bangor. Two courses for under £11 + we loved every bit of it. Attentive staff, nice interior + a relaxed feel about the restaurant. A very good menu too.

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Thank wstrain
Bangor Co Down
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We frequent this very friendly venue on a regular basis. The menu is particularly concise and always well presented and tasty. We also enjoy the banter from the friendly staff and of course the great wine card.

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Thank Arthurgree51
Bangor, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a while since I have been here but it never disappoints, staff are efficient and friendly and food is delicious. You would find it hard to get a better deal.

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Thank Tugboat_11
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've always seen this restaurant but never would've thought to go in; I think it used to be a pub. We met up with friends after Christmas and they took us here. They said they loved it but I had to try it for myself to be convinced. And convinced I was! We had a lovely table with settees instead... More 

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Thank Karen M
Bangor, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

It is such a shame the place never seems to be busy because we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Took advantage of the early bird menu so it was great value for great food. There was a large range for everyone.

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Thank alannah_c_1991
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food. Huge portions and very reasonable prices. Very chatty and attentive waiters and we really enjoyed the piano. It seems that people haven't really found this yet but given time I am sure word will catch on.

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Thank WillGiii
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We went here for dinner. I was very impressed with our meal as was the other guests at our table. Last night was my first dining experience here. And why- I just don't know! The food was delicious, the atmosphere was good and the staff were very attentive. Looking forward to coming again on the 12th December.

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Thank OVH81
Belfast, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Fab staff, good big meals, you will not leave hungry! Very tasty and large range of meals to chose from.

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Restaurant Details

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: 028 9146 5490

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
  • Cuisine: British, Cafe, Spanish, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups

Description

The Ava Grill & Tapas serves top quality food in a modern and relaxed setting in the heart of Bangor. It’s open seven days a week for both breakfast,lunch, early birds and dinner. Itoffers a diverse range of menus including blackboard specials and a la carte - perfect for families and couples. The food is freshly cooked with an emphasis on seafood, steaks and salads complete with a tempting wine selection.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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