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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 11 August 2017 via mobile

We came across the Fountain Inn to get out the rain..lovely food, good pint of Guinness or two. Would highly recommend...the homemade chips were the best..

Thank 159Drake
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We were persuaded to go to this city centre tavern during the Pride celebration last Saturday. It's not our normal destination for Belfast Pride but our companions said it was an effort to have different Pride parties for different ages and needs in new places...More

Thank Newryoneisback
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Climbed a long flight of stairs, myself- creaky old woman- and companion, male around 30years old, and wearing track suit bottoms and a nice sweatshirt. . We waited to be seated , and were then told that we could not be served because the man...More

4  Thank Jan B
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We had skipped lunch and wanted something before our two hour journey home.Happened on this by chance and how lovely a meal we had.Lovely staff ,beautiful food and quick service.Relaxing place to visit.

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Good bought food...nothing to fancy but very tasty. Waitress was a bit forthright but not unpleasant. Not a "people person". The restaurant upstairs is cosy but could do with a deep clean. I'd recommend the bookmaker sandwich and yes I will go back.

Thank k2k13s29
Reviewed 7 June 2017

During hop on/hop off adventure in Belfast our group wanted to lunch at an Irish Pub that served food. Found The Fountain on trip advisor and located on Google. Lunch was served upstairs (steep stairs) and was busy but we got last table for four....More

Thank sylvia5132017
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We called in for lunch on a day trip around Belfast, having been at a wedding in Ballymena. This is such a quaint little bar, we ordered off the lunch menu, my husband had the club sandwich and home made chips and I went for...More

Thank 197MSM1955
Reviewed 28 April 2017

My husband and I had lunch here on Tuesday 25th April - highly recommended. They have a good selection of dishes on the menu, and specials on a blackboard on the wall. My husband had a club sandwich absolutely bursting with chicken bacon and tomato...More

Thank Jo J
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Our favourite pub time is afternoon/early evening, and our favourite type of pub is not too big, no music, cosy friendly welcoming atmosphere, and decent pub food. The Fountain Tavern ticked all of the boxes. No doubt the upstairs dining-room would have been nice, but...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Was here for a quick lunch on a tour. This place has Excellent food! The service is professional and tasty. A bit slow on the service however that is the only detractor.

Thank Joseph M
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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