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“LOVELY MEAL”
Review of Fontana

Fontana
Ranked #5 of 50 Restaurants in Holywood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $49
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“LOVELY MEAL”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

I visited Fontana on a Wednesday evening with my partner.
The restaurant was busy and we were greeted warmly having previously rang to change the time of our booking (not a problem).
The food , the atmosphere and the service was excellent.
We had the nicest bottle of Merlot ever.
One minor criticism is the quantity of the eton mess, you cant have too much of a good thing.
We will visit Fontana again

  • Visited June 2013
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Belfast
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Scallops”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We had a most enjoyable meal in Fontana last night
We both had seafood dishes which were extremely tasteful, accompanied with a very nice Spanish Sauvignon blanc
The service was friendly and quick we'll be back

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank malcolmBelfast
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Huntingdon, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Superb meal”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Fantastic restaurant with service to match! The food was superb with a modern twist. We will be back!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Lorna T
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Too expensive!!”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

I do not like to run a place down or write bad reviews but I feel so strongly about this one I have to do it!!

The bad:
Horrendously overpriced for what you get.
VERY Small portions on huge plates.
3 courses for £19.50 menu very limited.
Noise from kitchen and chefs distracting and unappreciated (in particular hearing one chef decide to cook somebody's lamb dish to his liking rather to how it was ordered and then hearing if they did not like it they were not getting it!!!) Rude and uncalled for especially when the diners are within hearing distance!
Scallops I ordered where tasteless and 3 for £21 is an insult, especially when they are the size of a 10p coin!!
Desserts are far too expensive for all you get.
You WILL be left hungry,

The good:
Quick service
Nice decor

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank LeighMIlford
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Holywood, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A wonderful lunch”
Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

We were welcomed warmly in the smart and quirky Fontana. A chilled glass of Pino Grigio was enjoyed as we made our choice. The menu had changed to a selected 6 or 7 courses which could be ordered in large or small sizes. There was an ample choice. I went for the salmon. Wow slightly spicey and delicious. Very filling too. My friend had the fish with triple cooked chips. I couldn't help myself stealing one yum! Just coffee to finish. Great, attentive and friendly from a young girl. A very calm and enjoyable lunch. Thanks

Visited March 2013
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Thank 733BeachBum123
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