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61A High Street, Holywood BT18 9AQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9080 9908
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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380 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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...

1 Thank Margaret B
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 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
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I recently had lunch in this restaurant. I was expecting something tasty and fresh. I was very disappointed. I ordered Monkfish for main course. It was a tiny tiny portion of fish that did not taste fresh and was greasy. The tiny amount of sauce which was meant to be jus was like a tasteless gravy. I cook a lot... More 

1 Thank bernadetteCo_donegal
Belfast, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The title above is the sub text of the Tuesday to Friday Summer Set Menu which we thoroughly enjoyed. The Blackwater No.5 gin cured salmon with fennel was excellent though small. The chargrilled pizzetta with caramelised onion etc was a very generous starter portion and really tasty. We both had the duck breast (nicely pink) which came with potato gratin,... More 

2 Thank petrie1942

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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
US$8 - US$49
European, British, Irish, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?