We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
61A High Street, Holywood BT18 9AQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9080 9908
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 181: English reviews
Bangor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a lovely meal in Fontana on Saturday night. This is not at all unusual as the quality and presentation of their food is first class, ALWAYS! There is an excellent a la carte menu but their set menu is equally as good (as long as you find something to suit your taste) and very reasonably... More 

2 Thank Jim C
Armagh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

The service was slow but I don't mind that and it was unobtrusive so you got peace to eat your meal and chat. Starter was good (goat's cheese), turkey dinner main course was ordinary. Turkey looked a bit grey, didn't like the cranberry sauce and not enough gravy! Desserts were good. Though the banquette seating includes built-in radiators so felt... More 

Thank Riles_Smiles
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
403 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We were treated to a 3course lunch here and WOW! It was fabulous...great friendly staff but non intrusive....superb food and delicious suggestions! Hadn't been in Fontana for such a loooong time but it was great!! Can't wait....will be back soon...

2 Thank Margaret B
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

I have always loved this restaurant as it is one of my locals. Unfortunately I have been disappointed on my last two visits for lunch. I had beef tempura on my last visit which was just a brown plate of food. Come on Fontana go back to what has always been lovely and enjoyable.

Thank Brenda C
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Always good - service and food are top quality. One of the places in Holywood which servers a little later - which is nice.

1 Thank Nicholasfinlay
Northern Ireland
Level Contributor
35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Eight of us booked this restaurant for a meal on a busy Friday night. Every aspect was really good. From pour welcome, drinks order, patience as two of our party were delayed, to the fabulous service and excellent food. I have only praise and nothing negative to say. We all chose off the set menu, all of us having different... More 

1 Thank AliD82
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

I visited with my family and we had the three course set menu on a Tuesday evening. The food was contemporary and good quality, although the portions were rather small, but this meant that we could easily eat all 3 courses. The service was discreet and the décor simple. It was definitely a memorable dining experience.

Thank handbagjen
Holywood, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Had a lovely steak meal here. It was a busy night and service was quite slow although friendly. I do think it is slightly overpriced.

Thank FrancesUprichard
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Had a very nice meal here last night-the starter was rather small for the price and monkfish main was simply superb but we felt the prices were top end for the type of restaurant

Holywood, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great food, good service, a lovely environment. A goood wine list, a bit expensive compared to the local competition. Great for a special night out, or for a discounted early bird.

Thank Ralph M

Travelers who viewed Fontana also viewed

Holywood, County Down
Holywood, County Down
Holywood, County Down

Been to Fontana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $49
European, British, Irish, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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: +44 28 9080 9908

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fontana and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Hadlow, United Kingdom
7 months ago
Hadlow, United Kingdom
7 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Fontana staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?