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The Fountain Tavern

££ - £££, , International
16 Fountain Street, Belfast BT1 5ED, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 4769
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“pavlova” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
16 Fountain Street, Belfast BT1 5ED, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place after getting lost in Belfast for an hour looking for John Long's. I was apprehensive at first because it was almost empty, but it turned out to be pretty good. We ate upstairs in a comfortable circular booth. We had a...More

Thank saramun
FountainTavern, Manager at The Fountain Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad that our waitress helped to make you feel comfortable and that you enjoyed your food. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again sometime in the future.

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I had a great time with my friend the service was very friendly and helpful not just that the food was very good and it was quick out would defiently recomend this to anybody in belfast or visiting !!

Thank lewis1itunes
FountainTavern, Manager at The Fountain Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for your effusive review, we're very grateful to you for taking the time to write it.

Reviewed 27 May 2018

It was great menu bar food and restaurant homely fire lite i n winter staff very nice i been a few time

Thank orawekathleen
FountainTavern, Manager at The Fountain Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate hearing from you.

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Nice pub staff were very friendly was a bit disappointed with the sharing platter but the desserts were lovely

Thank Lilyt55
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We had a light lunch of soup and a Guinness. Nice ambiance in an old pub and restaurant. Nothing more to say but must reach 100 characters!!

Thank Craig F
FountainTavern, Manager at The Fountain Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thanks for your short but sweet review, we appreciate it.

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We had a short lunch in the tavern and were more than happy with the food. The service was fast, food was tasty and hot, which is important. Dark ale is a good choice for a beverage.

Thank Shimnik
FountainTavern, Manager at The Fountain Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your short but sweet review. We appreciate it.

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Went there for lunch during our day trip to Belfast. I am not complaining about the old decor or the old style furniture, but the food and service was not good at all. We didn’t expect much from this place but we def didn’t expect...More

2  Thank nonstoptraveller2017
FountainTavern, Manager at The Fountain Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

We are sorry that on this occasion our normally high standards of food and service fell short of your expectations. We have spoken to the chefs and staff concerned and hope to rectify the problems you experienced in the near future with various operational and...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018

My second visit to belfast and a new visit to the fountain tavern and as expected the staff were great the food was perfect and the cost was good what more can I say than every trip to belfast and I will be eating at...More

1  Thank Paul P
FountainTavern, Manager at The Fountain Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you Paul, we look forward to seeing back at the Fountain really soon.

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Great city centre bar packed with locals. The Guinness is worth trying here. Bar staff are efficient and very friendly. Conveniently located close to shops and City Hall this is a nice place to escape the shopping.

1  Thank Frankie T
FountainTavern, Owner at The Fountain Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review both the management and staff appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 7 April 2018

We visited the Fountain Tavern on a late saturday afternoon after looking around the various cafes/restaurants and landed here to try something new. On arrival, the old decor created a seemingly old-fashioned charm with its carpeted stairs and vinyl seats which we took as a...More

Thank CERC404
FountainTavern, General Manager at The Fountain Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Our sincerest of apologies for your far from ideal recent experience at the Fountain Tavern. As I am sure you will see from other reviews most of our customers are highly satisfied with the product that we offer. We do, however, take all our reviews...More

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Response from Sara T | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
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
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Description
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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