Top 10 restaurants in Bangor, United Kingdom (UK)

March 14, 2018 Darleen Reid

Discover the best restaurant in Bangor, United Kingdom (UK) including Jamaica Inn, The Salty Dog Hotel and Bistro, The Boat House Restaurant, The Rabbit Rooms, The Ava Winebar & Bistro, Papa Joe's New Orleans Restaurant, Bryansburn Inn, Jenny Watts, Donegans, Coq & Bull
Things to do in Bangor

1. Jamaica Inn

188 Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Excellent
48%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 638 reviews

Jamaica Inn

Reviewed By thelifeofdizzy - Bangor, United Kingdom

I moved to Bangor 2 years ago and struggled to find somewhere that served good food, had good service and had a nice vibe without feeling pretentious or stuck up. Jamaica Inn ticks all those boxes and it's not overly expensive. You could have a 3 course meal for 2 people with a few drinks or a bottle of wine for around £100.
The prices are very reasonable, the food quality is very good and I've never really had any issues with service. When the restaurant is busy, expect some delays but that's common in any restaurant.
I've tried most of the menu over the years. Seafood is always excellent. The steak with Guinness porterhouse cheese is amazing and there's a decent selection of cocktails (I'd recommend the dark and stormy).
There are 2 small issues that I think let the restaurant down a little (just being picky). As a business owner myself I'm always looking at ways of improving things.
First one is that there are too many staff to a table. When arriving you have front of house which is fair enough, you're then shown to your table but once seated, after 3 courses you could have 4 or 5 different people coming over to your table asking if everything is ok etc. I think that lacks the personal touch a little.
They really need to drop the menus printed on a4 sheets of paper. Menus are often crumpled or stained. Surely it wouldn't take much to have nice leather bound menus that are printed seasonly? This is has nothing to do with the food obviously but I just think handing someone 2 sheets of paper when they arrive isn't the best first impression.
I've never just turned up to the restaurant out of the blue and expected a table. They are usually always fully booked so I would advise if you're booking a table for a Friday or Saturday at a prime time to book it a few days in advance.

2. The Salty Dog Hotel and Bistro

10/12 Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5EY, Northern Ireland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, European, British, Soups, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$55 - HK$628 +44 28 9127 0696
Excellent
49%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 552 reviews

The Salty Dog Hotel and Bistro

Situated on Bangor seafront with views over Belfast Lough The Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro prides itself on using local produce to create traditional and contemporary dishes with a twist.From bar snacks, to classic pub food and bistro dishes, as well as our a la carte, we work with local producers to bring the best of Irish Ingredients to the plate; breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in-between.

Reviewed By John A - Belfast, United Kingdom

It's just about 2 years since we were last at the Salty Dog and time we returned to check that our first impressions were correct. Yes they were! Although most of the tables were empty when we arrived the restaurant soon filled up before we...MoreGlad to have you back. Hopefully it will not be so long next time. Very glad you enjoyed the meal.

3. The Boat House Restaurant

1A Seacliff Road, Bangor BT20 5HA, Northern Ireland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$267 - HK$824 +44 28 9146 9253
Excellent
80%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 476 reviews

The Boat House Restaurant

The best of international cooking using great local produce served with flair.

Reviewed By Peter U - Bangor, United Kingdom

It was a windy night and we were seeking shelter as well as some fare to balance the inclement nature outside - and the Restaurant managed this most famously...

4. The Rabbit Rooms

30-32 Quay Street, Bangor BT20 5ED, Northern Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$165 +44 28 9146 7699
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 384 reviews

The Rabbit Rooms

Welcome to The Rabbit Rooms, where we mess with your head, not your your food. Live local music three nights a week, excellent beer selection, awesome cocktails including our famous teapot cocktails (perfect to share among friends). Serving food every day in the downstairs bar and every night in the upstairs restaurant with great views over-looking Bangor Marina. Also breakfast available every Sunday Morning from 9am. See ya there!

Reviewed By LindaLou1960 - Northern Ireland

Table for two upstairs with mussels as a starter which was excellent and nicely served by a pleasant waitress. I had the sirloin cooked medium rare as a main which was good but seasoned too much with salt. Next time I go I will request no salt. My daughter had the bacon cheeseburger with fries and loved it.
Very friendly staff and I recommend this restaurant.

5. The Ava Winebar & Bistro

132 Main Street, Bangor BT20 4AG, Northern Ireland 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, Accepts Credit Cards European, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$86 - HK$439 +44 28 9146 5490
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 590 reviews

The Ava Winebar & Bistro

We are ideally situated on the corner of Main Street opposite Bangor's Bus & Rail Station and the local Post Office. Open seven days a week for lunch, tapas, dinner and drinks.

Reviewed By chips123 - Northern Ireland

Loved my dining experience at the Ava.
Myself, daughter and 2 x grandchildren went for evening meal.
Upon arrival we were greeted by a very professional, friendly guy ( I think his name was Chris), who showed us to our table and explained food choices etc. Then a lady came and took order.Our food was delicious, from starter to mains and children's meals also, each of us thought 10 out of 10. Very professional staff and fast service also.
Will most definitely be back, I think the Ava will now be my no.1 restaurant in Bangor. Thank You Ava, it was all truly great.

6. Papa Joe's New Orleans Restaurant

7 Hamilton Road, Bangor BT20 4JP, Northern Ireland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 28 9146 1529
Excellent
53%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 355 reviews

Papa Joe's New Orleans Restaurant

Reviewed By George123Co_Down - Co. Down

Returned on Saturday night after a lengthy absence and experienced a lovely evening from start to finish at this restaurant. Had a lovely welcome on arrival by Ken and Andrew, and we were superby looked after all evening by our waiter Tim.
Starter, main course and dessert were all great. We had the garlic bread, bourbon chicken, beef enchilada and Mississippi mud pie dessert (yum) A great evening, great value for money. Restaurant is also very tastefully decorated for Christmas. Will be back soon!

7. Bryansburn Inn

149-151 Bryansburn Road | Bangor, Bangor BT20 3RQ, Northern Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night 02891270173
Excellent
56%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 361 reviews

Bryansburn Inn

Reviewed By peter b

As I live locally the Bryansburn Inn is my local. I always find the staff friendly and you are not left standing hoping that someone will say "Hello". There is always a member of staff
to greet you when you enter. This is lacking in so many places.
The food is always well presented and the plates are piping hot. One of my pet hates is COLD Plates !!
I also attended a funeral party recently and was very impressed that we were served
Coffee and shortbread when we arrived as the family had gone to the grave for burial
and arrived some time later.
As the weather was so cold everyone was delighted to have a cuppa while waiting for the family to attend.
On speaking to Ian Carmichael the owner he said that serving guests at a funeral event is so
important when they arrive rather then having them hanging around wondering what is going to happen.
Once again well done to the waiting staff and chefs.

8. Jenny Watts

41 High Street, Bangor BT20 5BE, Northern Ireland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$31 - HK$165 +44 28 9127 0401
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 266 reviews

Jenny Watts

Reviewed By Littledippy F

This would be our local pub but haven’t sat down for sneak in a long time! I thought it would be nice to get something to eat that’s not Turkey before Christmas Day lol
My partner had fish , he said it delicious and I had the steak and it was delicious too . You don’t leave hungry either :-) Brilliant staff and service also . Very homely bar/ restaurant:-)

9. Donegans

37-39 High Street, Bangor BT20 5BE, Northern Ireland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +44 28 9146 3928
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 385 reviews

Donegans

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Many times had drinks in donegans , but my 1st time having a meal cannot fault it . Service was excellent staff very attentive and helpful , and both my meal and partners was absolutely delicious the roast beef just fell apart the vegetables were perfect. My partner ordered the rib eye they couldn't of cooked it more perfectly MELT in your mouth succulent all side orders and meals presentation really mouth watering .. outstanding ohhh and the appetizer curry / parsnip soup freshly baked Wheaten bread definitely could not fault any of it or the service ..will be definitely return

10. Coq & Bull

10 Estate Road | Clandeboye Lodge Hotel, Bangor BT19 1UR, Northern Ireland Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$275 +44 28 9185 2500
Excellent
71%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 281 reviews

Coq & Bull

Reviewed By Alex B

I went to the coq and bull for dinner with friends and family. We arrived and were pleasantly surprised at how nice it was inside. The Christmas decorations were beautiful and the rest of the decor was modern contemporary. One member of our party had a rollator, the hotel was accessible and accommodating. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The waitress picked out a beautiful wine for us. We all ordered starters and all of them were delicious! For main meal I ordered the steak, it was cooked to perfection and was one of the best steaks I’ve had in a long time! Everyone throughly enjoyed their meal and we shall definitely be back!

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