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Fontana

61A Hight Street, Holywood Bt18, Northern Ireland
02890809908
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Ranked #6 of 41 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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82% Recommend
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at Fontana on Thursday night. The 3 course set menu was great value at £19:50 each. The seabass was absolutely delicious! Service from Elaine & Catherine was excellent. Highly recommend it!!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Sunday lunchtime and the menu is really mixed as they are catering to two crowds (Lunchers and Brunchers). The restaurant on a Sunday would be ideal for a late morning meal after a heavy night the day before, but for Sunday lunch I was disappointed. The food was ok, but nowhere near expectation having lived and eaten in France at... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My birthday party with family and friends was a really enjoyable night. Basil and all the staff made us feel very welcome . The special menu had lots of variety to suit everyone and all the food was absolutely delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed my scallop and foie gras, the steak was superb and the panna cotta, light and delicate, a... More

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Northern Ireland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Ate here on St Valentines day - at first sitting. Great food and good atmosphere and excellent service . Prawn risotto excellent while my enjoyed the liver parfait. We both tucked into ribeye steaks - not too big but fantastic flavour. My chocolate fondant was superb though my wife felt her pannacotta was a little soft (waiter said the kitchen... More

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