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Enigma

2 Sullivan Place, Holywood BT18 9JF, Northern Ireland
0289042 6111
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Ranked #2 of 40 restaurants in Holywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bangor, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Fabulous food & service and i am gutted to see it has now closed. the crab on toast was my fav starter and they always had delicious fresh fish dishes. Its a real shame as it really was superb!

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Holywood
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We are never dissapointed when we visit Enigma for dinner. There always seems to be a lot of thought put into the menu and the quality is always superb. And they're very helpful when dining with children and always mention that they can cook something off menu for fussy eaters. Our toddler is always very impressed when he gets his... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Excellent food plus excellent service equals very happy diners. It is very seldom we have experienced such good customer service and with food to match we will certainly be back. The menu was mouth-wateringly good and the wine list was equal to it. I would happily recommend Enigma to family and friends.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A group of four of us had dinner in Enigma on Saturday night last. It is a lovely restaurant and we were able to relax with a drink on arrival and order our food before being taken to the table which was a nice change. The menu choices were excellent and the staff went out of the way to accommodate... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Just back from their Sunday Jazz Lunch. Lunch was great. With seven friends the food was super, as it always is. No complaints from any of us and a lot of praise. Staff are super. Busy place and that is good for them and the customers. Downside - jazz it isn't and too loud. Why use hyped amplifiers in what... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Had a family meal here just after Christmas. The staff were excellent, and the food very good. It was well priced, and had pleasant decor and music. Overall, a nice experience, and I would happily recommend it to friends.

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northern ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

There are a lot of restaurants in North Down but Enigma stands out as one of the very best. It is the consistency of the food which makes it so different from the rest. great to see that it has recently been awarded with the accolade of being the Best in North Down, Superb food; wonderful service; great wine list... More

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Holywood,Co Down
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We have dined in the Dirty Duck and Coast, both restaurants in Holywood, and thoroughly enjoyed them both. Therefore when we heard about Engima we thought we would try it for a change. What a revelation. From the warm welcome, lovely ambience,good service and delicious food we have now a new favourite restaurant .

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Ilkley
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Despite being packed out, service was great. Highlight dish was the lightly-curried monkfish. Some interesting ' rare ' wines on the list at decent prices ( though I wasn't paying ! ) Only small blemish was that wine-glasses were filled to two-thirds - a good way of rocketing through a Gevrey Chambertin, but not good form !

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N.IRELAND
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

A lovely, quite romantic restaurant, Lesley very welcoming as are all the staff. A wide and varied menu, and good selection of wines for all tastes.Very easy to relax and enjoy a evening either as a couple or with friends.

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