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The Ava Grill Restaurant

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Cafe, Tapas, Family Fare, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 174
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Fathers Day Treat at the Ava Grill

Father's Day at the Ava Grill Restaurant wasn't expected but a nice surprise from my daughter and son in law. We were made very welcome and settled in comfortable clean seats and table. The menu was suitable for our needs, my wife won't eat chips or fries so enjoyed the spring onion mash or 'Champ... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
WilliamS13
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Londonderry County Borough, null, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Staff were friendly, main course was well cooked and tasty. Very disappointed in the goats cheese bonbon starter. 3 tiny balls of breaded cheese hidden under a few salad leaves. So small I could barely taste the cheese.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Father's Day at the Ava Grill Restaurant wasn't expected but a nice surprise from my daughter and son in law. We were made very welcome and settled in comfortable clean seats and table. The menu was suitable for our needs, my wife won't eat chips or fries so enjoyed the spring onion mash or 'Champ' in Northern Ireland. Our 3... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I had a lovely meal here last night with a few friends and yet again it was delicious. We all went for a main course and shared two desserts which was beautiful. Such friendly service and good atmosphere, I'll be back .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Last night was actually the second time I have been to this restaurant in one month. On both occasions I have had fantastic service and the food was great. Great choice of food for vegetarians which isn't usually the norm in Bangor so I can recommend this restaurant as it caters to all. The staff couldn't have been more helpful... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Haven't eaten here in years but my wife and I had just picked our son up from the train station and we walked 50mts across the road asked for a table for three and sat down in a half full restauant, which isn't bad for 6 in the evening. The waiting staff were on the ball with the menu and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was our first visit to the Piano Bar in The Ava. From the time we walked through the door to the second we left, we were made to feel welcome by the very efficient, well trained and knowledgeable staff. The service was never rushed, nor did it feel too slow, it was very well organised and flowed brilliantly throughout... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Had food here earlier tonight and I can only say it was definitely the worst my wife and I ever had. To start my kids food was fine . Difficult to get sausage and chips wrong !!!!!. Our food however was terrible. We ate earlier in the day (thank god) and only wanted to order a few tapas and beers... More 

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Bangor, N. Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We have just had a great dining experience in the new Piano Bar….wow dining to live professional piano music….and in Bangor. The other difference was that it wasn’t ordinary dining but a real fine dining experience….from the moment we entered their fantastic new décor we felt we were treated like royalty….the staff were brilliant….friendly and very professional in their manners... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

I visited the Ava on Friday evening with my family, following a recommendation - it did not disappoint! The staff were very friendly & attentive, the restaurant surroundings were lovely and the food was gorgeous and very reasonably priced! We opted for the specials menu which includes 2 courses for £10.95. There was good choice which suited all of us.... More 

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bangor, Northern Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

I visited the Ava on Wednesday of this week and a friend and I shared a garlic bread plate for two. This was 4 slices of bread with a salad garnish and was priced at £5.50. Today I was there with my daughter and daughter-in-law and had garlic bread as my starter. This came as two slices of bread on... More 

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Additional Information about The Ava Grill Restaurant

Address: 132 Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028 9146 5490
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Bangor
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
Cuisine: Cafe, Tapas, Family Fare, Wine Bar

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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: Cafe, Tapas, Family Fare, Wine Bar

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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