Food & Drink in Bangor

Bangor’s food and drink scene combines its enchanting history with a modern city buzz.

Becky blog author avanti social team

By the Avanti Web Team

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3 min read | 30 April 2024

Finding great food in Bangor is easy, with a wide range of great options around every corner. Read on to discover some of the city’s best offerings.

Find the best places to eat in Bangor

For a small city, there is no shortage of restaurants in Bangor. Influenced by its student population, you’ll find quirky eateries and more traditional options here.

One well-loved option is The Slate, a refurbished hotel, bar and restaurant in Tal y Bont. The establishment has seen a total transformation in recent years. The restaurant's name references a ‘clean slate’ that the fresh start has given it. This is a great place to sample locally-produced beers or delicious cocktails. As a coastal city, this restaurant offers seafood favourites as well as classics like burgers and stone-baked pizzas.

Domu is an independent coffee house located on Bangor High Street, serving delicious vegan and vegetarian food. This family-run cafe offers tasty daily dishes with a Ukrainian heritage. Expect to find fresh bread, soups and cakes here every day. Domu is an excellent place to take a break from exploring to enjoy great food and drinks in Bangor.

Another great option with a convenient high street location is Wood Fired Shack. Overlooking the stunning Cathedral, this is a great place to stop for a bite to eat. As you might be able to guess by the restaurant’s name, here you can enjoy great quality pizzas. The menu consists of classic favourites as well as innovative creations. In a hurry, or want to enjoy your food on the go? Not a problem, Wood Fired Shack also offers takeaway. You may even decide to treat yourself to a cocktail or two from their extensive menu of delicious options.

Bwyd Da is a unique Bangor cafe with a cause. The not-for-profit cafe is ethically and environmentally sustainable. It aims to showcase the best of Bangor’s local produce whilst supporting the community. Their menu features fresh, seasonal produce grown by their allotment project. Expect to find tasty dishes on their changing bistro menu or grab a light bite from their deli menu. Bwyd Da also hosts a daily community meal at a minimal cost for those in need. Delicious food with a worthy cause.

You can also find excellent drinks in Bangor. For a well-earned tipple at the end of the day, consider The Ava Winebar. This highly recommended establishment consists of a public bar, a wine bar and a cocktail lounge. The unique building caters to everyone. The public bar is one of the oldest iconic licensed premises in Bangor and resembles a traditional pub. The wine bar has a modern feel and offers a lovely outdoor terrace. The cocktail bar has a quirky vibe and a chilled atmosphere. Take your pick! Their cocktail list has been designed by their in-house mixologist. They also have an extensive food menu to choose from if you’re feeling hungry after discovering the city.

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