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61A High Street, Holywood BT18 9AQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9080 9908
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prawn risotto” (9 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61A High Street, Holywood BT18 9AQ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All in all this was a great experience. 3 courses were delicious. Portions perfect and the service was attentive without being over-bearing. The menu was varied without being too long or confusing. Local produce, innovative dishes and a taste sensation. Thanks for a lovely evening....More

Thank Avalena
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a hard day christmas shopping we dropped in for lunch. Our table was great lots of room and able to talk. Menu came with some great ideas to eat. We both had Spaghetti with lobster good choice along with a nice chilled wine. Flavorful...More

Thank contented939
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This was our 3rd visit in recent months and again it did not disappoint. The welcome was friendly but not intrusive. We had a few requests for changes to the dishes and nothing was a problem. The food and wine were faultless and very enjoyable....More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A party of eight ate here mid week for my wife's 60th birthday. The food was excellent but you would need to order the full 3 courses to ensure you do not leave feeling hungry. Attempting to charge £30 for a bottle of Procecco is...More

1  Thank stephen m
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Attended mid week with family having not been here in a few years. The three course set menu had plenty of choice for everyone at a price that is unbeatable. Each and every dish was fresh and delicious with a definite fine dining edge. The...More

Thank Niallmc29
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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 6 September 2017

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 19 August 2017

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
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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, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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