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61A High Street, Holywood BT18 9AQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9080 9908
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a fabulous dinner here one Saturday evening last summer. The food was really good, with a good selection on the menu. From waht i recall it was also pretty good value.

Thank Kandelh
Belfast, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The dinner menu including the wine really is superb with everything cooked and served just perfectly The attention to detail and atmosphere is good

Thank Liketogetoutandabout
Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of the food is spectacular, the service is superb and not too intrusive. Maybe a little more pricey than other options in Holywood but you get what you pay for and every dish was delicious and very well presented. Great for a special event meal! Not a huge amount of options for kids and maybe a little more... More 

Thank hemmie19
Holywood, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten in this place many times and never had a bad evening, the food is terrific, and the staff are excellent nothing is to much bother. Put on your list for a lovely dining experience..

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great meal at Fontana, fantastic value and great atmosphere. The fixed price menu is a steal. Also enjoyed a cookery demo by Dino, at the Food and Fashion event in Holywood. Hey what's not to enjoy?

Thank aw630
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140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

It has been quite a few months since we last visited - I am not quite sure why, as it was excellent then. Unlike its closest rival in the town, you are not under starters orders from the very minute you sit down. Fontana has the space and offers a wonderfully relaxed easy atmosphere which to be honest is what... More 

1 Thank CraigD999
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were looking for somewhere to go for a birthday meal We booked Fontana with less than a week's notice. A beautiful interior with a calm atmosphere, just the quiet murmur of people chatting at their tables. The waiting staff were brilliant, enthusiastic and informative. Our order was taken in reasonable time but we were given long enough to view... More 

1 Thank Sussexade1
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Fontana promised a very attractive menu but ultimately failed to deliver due to poor execution. In our group, lobster starter was poor however prawn risotto was better from the starters. A series of overcooked steaks and soggy undercooked chips left the group disappointed. Whilst all faulty dishes were recooked, the evening was severely disrupted. Scallops mains were well cooked but... More 

Thank Land_of_Green_Ginger
Bangor, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My wife and I had a lovely meal in Fontana on Saturday night. This is not at all unusual as the quality and presentation of their food is first class, ALWAYS! There is an excellent a la carte menu but their set menu is equally as good (as long as you find something to suit your taste) and very reasonably... More 

2 Thank Jim C
Armagh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The service was slow but I don't mind that and it was unobtrusive so you got peace to eat your meal and chat. Starter was good (goat's cheese), turkey dinner main course was ordinary. Turkey looked a bit grey, didn't like the cranberry sauce and not enough gravy! Desserts were good. Though the banquette seating includes built-in radiators so felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$49
European, British, Irish, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?