With over 10 standout cafes, restaurants and tearooms to recommend, you won’t go hungry in Bangor with our places to eat guide.
Places to eat in Bangor
Open Monday to Saturday for breakfast and lunch and Friday and Saturday for dinner, 1815 is one of the best all-round restaurants in Bangor. The Waterloo Street bistro dishes up everything from home-made granola and filter coffee for breakfast to tapas plates, ploughman’s platters and some of the best Welsh rarebit in town.
If you’re looking for a celebratory dinner or something a bit special, head to The Slate on the eastern side of Bangor. An upmarket restaurant, it’s one of the newest additions to Bangor’s eating out scene, known for its stylish presentation and bold flavours.
Back in town, there are several speciality restaurants well worth checking out, all located on High Street, a short drive from our Bangor hotel. Noodle One is the place to come for a taste of the Orient, with delicious ramen, curry and noodle dishes, while fellow High Street restaurant Torna a Surriento is the leading Italian outlet in town, with a cosy, romantic interior and the best pasta and pizza menu for miles. And for naan bread, baltis and onion bhajis, look no further than the Bangor Tandoori, officially ranked as the leading TripAdvisor restaurant in town.
Finally, specialist restaurants don’t get much more specialist or modern than the Voltaire Vegan Restaurant on Garth Road. The meat-free restaurant has been serving up vegan and vegetarian dishes for nearly five years and changes up its menu every six months with its vegan Sunday lunch an ever-present you’ll be pleased to know.
Blue Sky Cafe
With some of the best fishing in the country on Bangor’s doorstep, seafood looms large on many menus. And that’s especially true at Valla’s Fish & Chip Shop on the High Street. A firm Bangor favourite, they’ve been dishing up freshly battered cod and chips for over 30 years to a faithful following, with good prices, friendly service and that-day fresh fish.
Another much-adored eatery in Bangor is the Whistlestop Cafe on the Pier. The top-ranked TripAdvisor cafe in Bangor is a small outlet that seats less than 30 people serving a wide range of Welsh classics including Welsh rarebit, bara brith and mussels plucked from the Menai Strait. Or if you’re in a hurry, you can grab a cuppa and a cake and take in the gorgeous pier-side views over the Irish Sea.
Back in town and opposite the cathedral is the Blue Sky Cafe, a wonderfully modern cafe that’s at home serving a cooked breakfast as it is a falafel and hummus basket or tofu burger.
If you’ve been visiting Penrhyn Castle, make sure to stop off at The Cricket Pavilion Tea Room & Cafe on the way back. Overlooking the cricket pitch and with views out towards Snowdonia, it’s a quaint, old-fashioned cafe perfect for lunch, brunch and afternoon tea with a view.
A real Welsh welcome awaits at Ty Golchi, an independent cafe a short drive from our Bangor hotel. The bilingual Welsh outlet is open from Monday to Saturday for breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks with plenty of outdoor seating if the sun is shining.