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61A High Street, Holywood BT18 9AQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9080 9908
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61A High Street, Holywood BT18 9AQ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went in a large group over the summer and really disappointed. 2 of the steaks were inedible. Rest of food just ok. Service not great. Bill ended up extortionate even though most of us ordered the 3 courses and wine for 2. Feel this restaurant...More

Thank Mojocr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The important stuff is the food ...right ? and I must say the food was all beautifully cooked and well presented , not large portions, especially the starter which was literally two pieces of ravioli, but certainly fine dining. The steak was cooked to order,...More

Thank Breenek
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a place to go for all three courses. Every one will be tasty and interesting, so you don't want to miss out. I also liked the service - very but not overly attentive, and helpful when it comes to menu options. Don't be...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Great food. Duck confit risotto for starter was lick the plate delicious. Excellent chunkiest chunky chips, light and fluffy, they were cut like bricks!! Lovely restaurant atmosphere. Only two waitresses serving, one look very stressed but we never had to ask for anything twice or...More

Thank Rwmacker
ColleenFontana, Owner at Fontana, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hi Rwmacker, Delighted you enjoyed Fontana, we are very proud of the team and your comment about the girls being stressed is accurate. Our early tables were late and the late tables were early so they, in our industry terms, were slammed. We discussed this...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with my partner and have to say we were not disappointed with the food, staff & decor. We went for the three course set menu. Tomato soup and char grilled pizzetta for starters which where delightful and full of flavours. Rib eye steak and...More

2  Thank Namaste_UK
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Walking down the main High Street in Holywood you could walk past his restaurant. Located down a short walkway and up a flight of stairs you are welcomed into a reasonable sized restaurant. The kitchen is open so you can see what is going on....More

1  Thank Simps0n72
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

There is nothing to dislike about this restaurant , the food is amazing,staff members are friendly and attentive and there is a good "buzz" about the place. The 3 course menu for two includes a bottle of wine,and at £57, is fantastic value for a...More

1  Thank C8968AJanonymous
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is a very good restaurant indeed.The menus are ambitious and seductive.The food is cooked with finesse and served enthusiastically by very good staff.The wine list is novel and very affordable. We had a great evening and will look forward to going again.

1  Thank AlanRosie
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Although by no means the Font of all knowledge, I do know what I like, and I do like Fontana. Hidden away just off main street Holywood Co. Down a warm welcome awaits from Elaine and her staff. I and some 'friends' ( I use...More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is a restaurant without a highly visible frontage on the Main Street but once down the alley and up the stairs the Fontana reveals itself as a hidden gem. Walk past the kitchen and into the comfortable table area and very soon we are...More

1  Thank VHantrim
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30 June 2016|
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Response from joy0027 | Reviewed this property |
If you are travelling to get to the restaurant it would be better booking. If you are walking past it would be worth calling in. I imagine it is busy at the weekends but could probably fit you in during the week.
30 June 2016|
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Response from Craic29 | Reviewed this property |
If it's lunch you wouldn't usually need to book, for dinner at the weekend you would need to. It's a smart casual place, at lunch jeans would be fine, for dinner a little more effort, but missing a tie wouldn't be a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 49
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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