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The Fountain Tavern

££ - £££, , International
16 Fountain Street, Belfast BT1 5ED, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 4769
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
16 Fountain Street, Belfast BT1 5ED, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened to be passing the Fountain so went in for lunch. Pie of the day was home made as was the soup. Staff were very nice friendly and helpful. A must visit for a lunch.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank swifty46
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

After a meal in with my friends we werin and out of crowds ques at market bar wer to long went to another bar which we had to come out of every wer was too busy so we wer at verge of leaving belfast so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank LindaC2752
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Haven’t been in this bar for many years. Decided to pop in for a drink after doing some shopping in the city. These was a cosy feel helped by the open fire. Decided then to go upstairs to the restaurant for a bite to eat....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank N_IrelandFranco
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Our cousin Jackie that doesn't live far took us there for lunch. We had beers, appetizers and lasagna and I had a chicken and goats cheese salad. Our server was awesome. Really liked the place.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Debi D
Travel832230, General Manager at The Fountain Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Hi Debi D Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed The Fountain Tavern. Also, please thank your cousin Jackie, for her recommendation.

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Was looking for a quiet place for a quiet Sunday night drink. Arrived a half six ordered and then discovered the place shut a 8pm and they do not show football games on their TVs ( But it seems they have just been bought by...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MichealG70
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Was in on a Saturday afternoon. Only had two pints which were fine. The place is a bit dated, however I actually like that as it just looks like a normal bar, which is a rarity in Belfast these days as it's full over overpriced...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 561darrenc
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Called into The Fountain Tavern yesterday for the 2 steaks with bottle wine or bucket of beer for £29. Service was excellent as always and portion size was good however steak was slightly overcooked served wwll done & not medium as ordered and mash not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We have eat here on many occasions and have always enjoyed our meals but sadly on this occasion we didn't. We ordered the chicken Chinese style with noodles and the chicken was really over cooked, so dry it was hard to swollow. The dish was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank smoothoperator54
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Our first bar in Belfast, left a great impression! Really cheap deals, 3 bud for £6.50 all day and 2 smirnoff and mixer for £6.50. Shocked by that. Nice to sit outside watching passers by. Very central location on fountain street around the corner from...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Betty G
FountainTavern, Manager at The Fountain Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you back again in the future.

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent pub with very nice food and friendly staff. Next time we travel to Belfast we will go there.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Brendan O
FountainTavern, Manager at The Fountain Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you Brendan, we appreciate your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Response from Sara T | Reviewed this property |
I think it might be around 6 but I'm not totally sure
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Fountain Street, Belfast BT1 5ED, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9032 4769
  • E-mail
The Fountain Tavern is a traditional Belfast establishment offering great home cooked food upstairs in it's lounge, drinks and entertainment in the downstairs bar and an off sales were local craft beers and gins are a speciality.
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