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The Ava Grill Restaurant

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Tapas, Café, Wine Bar, Family Fare
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Another delicious meal

Have eaten in the Ava before for an evening meal but had lunch this time and once again the food was delicious. Had the 2 course lunch menu and it had a good choice. The service was efficient and the meal was presented with a smile! Would certainly come again to this most welcoming restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
330Dee
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Portaferry, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Portaferry, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Have eaten in the Ava before for an evening meal but had lunch this time and once again the food was delicious. Had the 2 course lunch menu and it had a good choice. The service was efficient and the meal was presented with a smile! Would certainly come again to this most welcoming restaurant.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Bangor is well-served by excellent restaurants. We always enjoy returning to The Ava, as it is one of our favourites. I fully endorse the comments of Joan H, I have never had a bad meal in this restaurant. The service is great, with very welcoming and helpful staff. The menu caters for a wide variety of tastes; the wine list... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Have never had a bad meal here! Food of the highest quality & staff are just great. The ambience realy ads to your experience in this great value for money restaurant.

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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have visited Ava on a number of occasions now, mainly with my parents when I return to N.I. Personally, I love the atmosphere and the warm welcome you receive from the friendly staff. The service is prompt and depending on the time of day can sometimes depend on how busy it get (DUH!!) My parent love this place not... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Decided to call in to the ava on a whim for a glass of wine. Went in to the main grill bar - lovely inside, terrific gentle atmosphere and lovely staff. The food smelt so good and looked delicious and we ended up having lunch. Very good menu, varied and great value. We will be back very soon!

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

sometimes when you visit the ava it can be very crowded,other times not so much! food is generally good,but sometimes can be very poor.The staff are great, but in the hotter days it is very uncomfortably hot andthey cant seem to cool the place down.

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Bergerac
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went for lunch yesterday with some family, have never visited before but my cousins thought this was a great place to eat. So arrived, staff were courteous and very friendly, shown our table, asked quite quickly if we wanted an aperitif, menus presented quickly as well with other "specials" for the day. I chose the onion and goats cheese tart... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We ended up here by accident with no expectations!! Our 5 year old son is autistic so new places are always a risk!! The staff were amazing and very tactful in seating us round a corner where we could relax. The food was delicious! There was 6 of us. All 6 dishes were beautiful. Not one bad thing to be... More 

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Portaferry, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had my first meal in this lovely restaurant with two other friends. We all had something different and each of the meals were of a very high standard and perfectly cooked and presented. The staff were most pleasant and very attentive to our needs. Would definitely recommend this place for a meal and will most certainly return.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went for a light snack mid-afternoon to discover that only a limited menu was on offer. We chose pea and bacon risotto, garlic bread with cheese and chunky chips. Couldn't fault the food in any way!!! It was very appetising and enjoyable! There was no atmosphere as there were no other customers in the restaurant. The attitude of the... More 

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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: Tapas, Café, Wine Bar, Family Fare

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?