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Fontana

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

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Delicious well presented food served with a smile

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Southampton
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  • Special occasions
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Southampton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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165 reviews 165 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have been many times in Fontana and have always had a superb meal, but this time was simply stunning. The scallop and foie gras starter was one of the best starters I've ever had and the lobster main course was fresh, full of flavour and cooked perfectly. Cannot recommend this place highly enough...

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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Always a treat, imaginative menu, well informed staff, excellent wine list, in immaculate surroundings. Well done Fontana - to have been consistently good for so long and make it look so effortless is a credit to the owner. Wishing you many more years of success.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Tried this place on Saturday night after rave reviews from friends. We didn't have a reservation but they were able to give us a table no problem as it was early. We opted for the a la carte menu but there was a set menu available also which was good value. I had the goats cheese to start which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

From start to finish everything was perfect. Food cooked and presented beautifully, nice selection of wine and friendly knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be back, good work guys!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

we arrived on a cold evening and it was warm inside....lovely. The staff were friendly. The food was excellent. I had salmon and it was cooked to perfection. My son had steak and it melted in the mouth. All four of us finished our dishes and all in agreement that it was superb. The price was also very good as... More 

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Holywood, N ireland United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Two of us dined here for Sunday brunch with a gift voucher we'd been given for Xmas. Initially we decided on only a main course, but the menu was so appealing we thought we'd try a starter as well. Our starters were the goats cheese bruschetta & the duck rolls - both were just fabulous! We anxiously awaited our mains... More 

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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: Californian, Irish, Seafood, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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