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61A High Street, Holywood BT18 9AQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9080 9908
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“prawn risotto” (9 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
61A High Street, Holywood BT18 9AQ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely meal - duck cooked to perfection - scallops delicious - panna cotta mmmm - friendly staff - great wine

Thank belfast-jj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food, excellent service, great ambience! If you are looking for that" somewhere special to dine " book Fontana

Thank Siobhan1Belfast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been in Fontana for a few years and decided to revisit. Fontana has so many positives - a wonderful ambience; friendly, helpful staff; excellent wine choices and although the dishes were perfectly edible they lacked the 'wow' factor that other equally expensive restaurants have....More

1  Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice family meal, the restaurant was busy but service was good. Food was excellent, the mains and starters really good - perhaps the salmon could have had more sauce though. A few minor issues didn’t help - it took 3 attempts to...More

Thank JonnyBramley1963
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

A wonderful meal , flavours galore Stimulated the taste buds . We had to rush to theatre but will be back for our deserts soon.

Thank Roy C
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Went with colleagues for our Christmas lunch. At £25.50 for two courses we were all shocked at the small portion of Roast Turkey we were served. The cranberry chutney overwhelmed the dish. The desserts however were delicious. Unfortunately we all left feeling rather hungry. If...More

Thank beth186470
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Once iridescent landmark has lost a little lustre. . . Having ascended the snug stairwell, you are rewarded at the summit with a warm and generous welcome from the friendly staff. The journey doesn’t quite end here and neither does the pleasant surprises. As you...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Fontana never disappoints. One of the best in the Belfast area. Greeted by a friendly, professional team with a warm smile from the chefs in a great open kitchen, spotlessly clean. Diverse menu options with good portion sizes. Their set menu is hard to beat...More

1  Thank FongPing
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

All in all this was a great experience. 3 courses were delicious. Portions perfect and the service was attentive without being over-bearing. The menu was varied without being too long or confusing. Local produce, innovative dishes and a taste sensation. Thanks for a lovely evening....More

1  Thank Avalena
Reviewed 7 November 2017

After a hard day christmas shopping we dropped in for lunch. Our table was great lots of room and able to talk. Menu came with some great ideas to eat. We both had Spaghetti with lobster good choice along with a nice chilled wine. Flavorful...More

1  Thank contented939
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Questions & Answers
29 June 2016|
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Response from joy0027 | Reviewed this property |
If you are travelling to get to the restaurant it would be better booking. If you are walking past it would be worth calling in. I imagine it is busy at the weekends but could probably fit you in during the week.
29 June 2016|
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Response from Craic29 | Reviewed this property |
If it's lunch you wouldn't usually need to book, for dinner at the weekend you would need to. It's a smart casual place, at lunch jeans would be fine, for dinner a little more effort, but missing a tie wouldn't be a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$49
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61A High Street, Holywood BT18 9AQ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Holywood
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9080 9908
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