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Fontana

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Irish, Seafood, International
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61A Hight Street, Holywood Bt18, Northern Ireland
02890809908
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 9
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  • 9
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful meal

I was given a voucher for a meal here and was looking forward to it as it has been several years since we have eaten in this restaurant. I wasn't disappointed!! The 3 course winter menu was excellent value at £22.50 and I was spoilt for choice. I settled for butternut squash risotto, pork chop with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
kenavo_dee
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donaghadee
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donaghadee
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I was given a voucher for a meal here and was looking forward to it as it has been several years since we have eaten in this restaurant. I wasn't disappointed!! The 3 course winter menu was excellent value at £22.50 and I was spoilt for choice. I settled for butternut squash risotto, pork chop with garlic mash and greens... More 

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Thank kenavo_dee
Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It's never disappointed and we must've been a dozen times in the last few years and it hits the mark every time. We're welcomed like long lost friends every time. They even seem to remember our wine choice from previous visits! Food is exceptional and so fresh and seasonal and there's always an argument between us over what we want... More 

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1 Thank Heather S
Holywood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Went here for our wedding anniversary. Food was perfectly presented and really delicious Everything was spotless Service was everything you would want - and more And in fairness the whole experience, whilst expensive enough, was great value for money A venue for a special occasion- this was one and they made us feel real special with it

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Thank Happy T
Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to eat but a bit more for special occasions. Good food, excellent staff & amenities and always reliable! Lunch & early bird specials are good value

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Thank TheGallopingGourmets
Northern Ireland
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Visited this restaurant on Tuesday,, my wife and I plus two other friends. At the top of the menu you are offered a choice of a small plate for £7.50 or a large plate for £12.00, we all ordered the large plate and we're glad we did do, because I would not have liked to see the small plate as... More 

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Thank Silverfox21
Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Had dinner here with my husband for my birthday. it was just perfect. Food was of high quality and the staff couldn't do enough to make experience pleasing

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1 Thank NickyL19
Framlingham, England, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Very good menu, attentive service and good food. I started with prawn risotto which was very good, followed by turbot which was excellent, I did not try the puddings, but the ones my colleagues had were well received. I would happily go back. While we chose from the a la carte menu there is a fixed price three course menu... More 

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1 Thank Rupert T
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Visited this lovely restaurant at the end of October. We were 30 diners and I can truthfully say each and every one enjoyed a most delightful meal. Great service by Conor and his team. Thanks guys

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2 Thank Brenda C
Belfast
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I recently visited Fontana mid week for a nice, relaxing evening and some good food. Never did we imagine how lovely our experience would be! From the moment we stepped inside we were greeted by the front of house staff and the chefs who were working in an open kitchen. We were shown to our table and... More 

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1 Thank Anna B
Lisburn, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

looking forward to trying Fontana after it got award, waitresses attentive but food very disappointing, will not be back

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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 - 49
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?