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Fontana

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$$$
Californian, Irish, Seafood, Eclectic
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61A Hight Street, Holywood Bt18, Northern Ireland
02890809908
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brought two old friends for a special dinner and it didn’t disappoint. Indeed, it surpassed expectations. Service exemplary, decor stunning, food fresh, local (where possible) and cooked with great care and knowledge. Good wine list. One of the best restaurants in Ireland, and it is unsurprising... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Mitchell8819231
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Brought two old friends for a special dinner and it didn’t disappoint. Indeed, it surpassed expectations. Service exemplary, decor stunning, food fresh, local (where possible) and cooked with great care and knowledge. Good wine list. One of the best restaurants in Ireland, and it is unsurprising that it has been around longer than most. It reinvents itself continually and obviously... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

We didn't book a table and judging by the reviews thought we had no chance of getting a table! Wrong. We were able to get a last minute table, and greeted by very friendly staff. Service throughout was very friendly and very welcoming. The food was outstanding, great flavours and the fish dishes we had were cooked very well. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

One of my favourite restaurants as I am never disappointed. The food is always of the most excellent standard and the service is second to none. The staff are so friendly and accommodating and nothing is too much trouble. Always a very relaxing experience.

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our nite here,when we entered it was very busy...but from the moment we entered we were really looked after. Food well presented and tasty...lobster thermidor and goats cheese tart, mains of monkfish and turbot really nice..very fresh. desserts were very enjoyable. .eton mess and parfait. Nice wine, overall a great nite out, would definitely recommend Tks to all... More 

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County Down, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Fontana is a medium sized restaurant on the second floor right in the centre of Holywood, a few doors along from the Maypole on High Street. You enter up steep stairs and go past the open kitchen into a bright and airy room with modern paintings on the walls, and a carpeted floor, with a pleasant quite quiet buzz. Pre-dinner... More 

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We have dined here several times and never been disappointed, the restaurant is very pleasing to the eye, and well presented. Service is excellent and staff very pleasant. The menu is very good and wine varied.The Monday to Thursday set meal for 2 is terrific value. A very pleasurable dining experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Called in for dinner and was surprised at how busy it was early in the evening so would recommend booking . The food was well presented and very tasty with attention to detail. I just loved the outdoors cottage garden in the central patio which also was used to garnish our meals , very innovative. The chocolate pudding was indeed... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I have been going to Fontana for the last 3 years, every time I have eaten here it's been wonderful. The food is extremely exquisite, the staff are very friendly and they are always up for a nice chat. Fontana is a very special place to enjoy good company and delicious food. I can't wait to go back! Roll on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nice restaurant in lovely Holywood with great food and very friendly and helpful staff. What more can you ask for ?

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I have been lucky enough to eat here a few times now. Lunch today again did not disappoint. Warm service started with my phone call to make a last minute reservation. We started with beautiful breads and a lovely olive tapenade. I had a tasty fennel, courgette, feta and parmesan risotto. I was worried about it being too salty but... More 

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Address: 61A Hight Street, Holywood Bt18, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 02890809908
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Holywood
Average Prices: USD $8 to $49
Cuisine: Californian, Irish, Seafood, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61A Hight Street, Holywood Bt18, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Holywood
  • Phone Number: 02890809908

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $8 to $49
  • Cuisine: Californian, Irish, Seafood, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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