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Fontana

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61A High Street, Holywood BT18 9AQ, Northern Ireland
02890809908
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co.donegal
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had lunch in this restaurant. I was expecting something tasty and fresh. I was very disappointed. I ordered Monkfish for main course. It was a tiny tiny portion of fish that did not taste fresh and was greasy. The tiny amount of sauce which was meant to be jus was like a tasteless gravy. I cook a lot... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The title above is the sub text of the Tuesday to Friday Summer Set Menu which we thoroughly enjoyed. The Blackwater No.5 gin cured salmon with fennel was excellent though small. The chargrilled pizzetta with caramelised onion etc was a very generous starter portion and really tasty. We both had the duck breast (nicely pink) which came with potato gratin,... More 

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alabama, usa
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every item was well presented in this somewhat off-the-beaten-path restaurant. It is within walking distance of the Rayanne House and well worth the drive if you happen to be staying in Belfast proper. Nice house wine to pair with dinner and dessert was wonderful!

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1 Thank mad-american-doctor
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came to Fontana's on the recommendation of the owner of the guesthouse we were staying at. So glad we did! The service was fantastic (something we didn't always find throughout our travels), the servers even took the time to answer questions I had about the type of beer that I ordered. My husband got the prix-fix... More 

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Holywood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time going to Fontana and both times the food was just superb. Definitely one of the best places for food in Holywood.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The staff are well trained and very pleasant and attentive. The starters are a little small given the cost. The ambience is very pleasant and relaxing. You should give Fontana a visit.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Everything was perfect, from the subdued lighting, tasteful music and perfect hostess Elayne and our server Rachel, still sitting at table as I write this a must place to eat and even the capuchino at the last was devine

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2 Thank n2666s
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Food amazing. Even the fusiest eater in the family had no complaints. Highly recomended. Thank you Stephen , Jackie and family. Best wishes Stephen and Rachel.

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Mt favourite restaurant. The décor and crisp white table linen add to the overall experience as do the welcoming staff. Food is always of a consistent standard and beautifully cooked. Flavours are subtle but complex and worth lingering over. The a la carte menu is a little beyond my every day budget but great for a treat. The set menu... More 

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Hillsborough
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Had Dinner with friends and was served by the owner/chef, Coleen, a charming and very helpful Canadian lady. The meal was excellent - only problem was there was so much th choose from ! The wine list is equally extensive and reasonably priced. Finally the athomsphere was very relaxed and friendly. Looking forward to a return visit.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$8 - $49
Cuisine
European, British, Irish, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61A High Street, Holywood BT18 9AQ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Holywood
  • Phone Number: 02890809908

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