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Fontana

61A Hight Street, Holywood Bt18, Northern Ireland
02890809908
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Ranked #6 of 42 Restaurants in Holywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $49
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Eclectic, Californian
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I haven't visited Fontana in well over a year, but have been many times in the past. I ordered the "spaghetti" with king prawns, but the spaghetti was more like vermicelli or oriental noodles- not like the fantastic pasta that Fontana used to serve! The lobster starter was excellent, as was the Sauvignon Blanc- i've always loved Fontana's wine lists.... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I hadn't been to Fontana for over 5yrs and after this evening I have no idea why I left it so long! Amazing 3 course set menu, faultless friendly service & just a lovely atmosphere. One of Holywood's top spots for sure.

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I use Trip Advisor a lot when I travel and usually successfully. But to see Fontana listed as 7 in a small town like Holywood is crazy. The others are clearly boosted up the list by friends, family and trip advisor campaigns. This is the stand out establishment and has been for years. Quality modern food prepared with care -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Another happy time experiencing delicate food created artistically and consumed with delight. The top restaurant in Holywood and far beyond.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Visited for lunch and were impressed by the delicious food. Three courses of food packed with flavour. The best meal by far in our fortnights holiday in Northern Ireland

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Menu good and food delicious. May be quite expensive so prices could be reviewed. Atmosphere is also good and staff friendly and attentive. Will visit again in the future.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Strongly disagree with the two previous reviews, clearly these have been put up simply to slate Fontana, I have eaten there on many many occasions and have found the food and staff outstanding. Folks ..... my advice would be go and see for yourself, I assure you, you will not be disappointed. D. Mijnders

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

As someone who has been a Holywood resident of 30 yrs standing, I felt compelled to write this review on behalf of Fontana restaurant, after seeing that they are only rated 7th on the trip advisor list of restaurants' in Holywood. As someone who travels through their work, eating in some of the supposedly finest restaurants in the world, I... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

From the minute we entered the Fontana we were made to feel extremely welcome, by the front of house staff and the chefs. This high standard of service was provided throughout our visit and we felt totally at ease and comfortable the entire time. The food was not only presented perfectly but delicious, the homemade strawberry Ice cream that came... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Fontana has a varied menu with fresh local produce featuring strongly. Great service and good choice of set dinner menu or a la carte. Excellent fish dishes. And excellent puddings. Only disappointment is the rather dull décor.

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