Eating out in Bangor

Apr 27, 2022
Top Restaurants to Eat in Bangor

Found on the Menai Strait in North Wales, Bangor is a picturesque city that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding local landscape. It is famous for having the longest high street in the UK and is historically thought of as the country’s first-ever city. But Bangor is also nationally renowned for its unique culinary scene. Whether you’re visiting from Cardiff or Swansea or are travelling for the weekend from Liverpool, we’ve shortlisted a few of the best places for a foodie experience to remember.

The Boatyard Inn

Found along the pier, the Boatyard Inn is a great place to enjoy the local food and the spectacular scenery. Expect to find the good old classics on the menu, including fishing chips and steak pies, complemented by hand-crafted ales. This restaurant also organises live music events with locals playing their favourite Welsh folk tunes. And if you love this place so much you don’t want to leave, why not stay in one of the cosy rooms upstairs?


Located a stone’s throw from Bangor train station, 1815 Café is among locals’ favourite, and it’s no wonder why. This venue has been frequently lauded by the Daily Post for the excellent quality of its food and competitive prices. With a great selection of ‘home fayre’ and a delicious tapas menu, you won’t go wrong here. And if you are a dessert-lover, be sure to try one of their mouth-watering cakes and pastries. A joy for the palate!

Caffi Sue

Situated along Bangor’s High Street, Caffi Sue is renowned for its incredible café specials. This venue is particularly famous for its exquisite breakfasts, including bacon rolls and large helpings. With its high-quality ingredients, laid-back atmosphere and reasonable prices, this café is a win-win.

The Harp Inn

Lying in the heart of the action, the Harp Inn combines a cosy atmosphere, typical of the classic pub, with delicious dishes reasonably priced. Whether you and your family are looking for a venue for your usual Sunday Roast or want to go for a pint with friends, this place offers the best of both worlds.  

Abbeyfield Hotel Restaurant and Bar

The history of this venue dates back to the 18th century when it was first a Coaching Inn, then a Farmhouse and finally a hotel in 1968. Located a stone’s throw from notable landmarks such as the old village of Talybont and the National Trust Property Penrhyn Castle, the hotel is famous for its ever-changing menu. All the ingredients are locally sourced and vary seasonally, creating endless combinations.

Whistlestop On the Pier

Offering a prime location for stunning views of the Menai Straits, Anglesey and Snowdonia, stopping for a meal at the Whistlestop on the Pier is a must. The unbeatable combination between quality, value, atmosphere and service makes this place one of Bangor’s very best. Here you can try the Welsh Rarebit, Menai Mussels and the traditional Bara Brith – the Welsh tea bread flavoured with tea, dried fruits and spices.

Wood Fired Shack

If you want to try authentic Italian cuisine, you’ve come to the right place. Sitting opposite Bangor’s Cathedral, Wood Fired Shack is the Welsh home of pizza. You can opt for a traditional Margherita or Diavola or go all out with pineapple. If you are not in the mood for something big, the nibbles are equally delicious. Try their antipasto – marinated olives and sun-blushed tomatoes.

Noodle One

Fancy a taste of Asia? Noodle One won’t disappoint. Located on Bangor’s High Streets, this venue is particularly popular among students. Taste freshly-cooked noodle dishes from Japan, Thailand and Indonesia in this cosy restaurant. And fear not if you’re not too keen on noodles – here you can find rice and curry-based options too.