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61A High Street, Holywood BT18 9AQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9080 9908
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prawn risotto” (10 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61A High Street, Holywood BT18 9AQ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

It was my first time in Fontana and I absolutely loved it. The food was fantastic - I had a prawn risotto and scallops, perfectly paired with a dry Tokaj. The service led by the kind and attentive Elaine was excellent. I'm looking forward to...More

Thank Luis T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place really never disappoints. Our more recent visit was a business dinner with guests from Sweden and Holland...each of whom had quite varied tastes. The magnificent kitchen team and the wonderful Elaine in front of house didn’t even flinch! All tastes were accommodated and...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi we decided on a midweek night out and off we went for our first visit to Fontana in Holywood just outside Belfast... The entrance is so beautiful A little alleyway flowers and shrubs Candle lit Really beautiful On entering we where greeted by two...More

1  Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Experiences a couple of years ago (service & attitude related) had kept us away from Fontana, but we decided to give it a try & was pleasantly surprised! Food was really excellent (although portion sizes of sides were on the small side & the mark...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here two days after a wonderful meal in river cafe Manhattan, two Michelin stars. Ok the views in New York are better but honestly the food we had tonight far surpassed the American meal. What more can you say, friendly staff, great food and...More

1  Thank Crhbl
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This is an excellent restaurant. The staff were friendly and helpful, particularly in greeting us and introducing the a la carte dinner menu. For starters we had prawn risotto and pan seared fois grad. Risotto can disappoint in some restaurants and become rather sticky and...More

2  Thank ProfMA
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Fontana in Holywood is a good restaurant in the centre of Holywood. Approached from High Street through an archway and upstairs, its high ceilings, unobtrusive lighting, many paintings, other art and friendly staff make a great initial impression. They now have an excellent and varied...More

3  Thank DannyMcC_13
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Lovely meal - duck cooked to perfection - scallops delicious - panna cotta mmmm - friendly staff - great wine

Thank belfast-jj
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Amazing food, excellent service, great ambience! If you are looking for that" somewhere special to dine " book Fontana

1  Thank Siobhan1Belfast
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Hadn't been in Fontana for a few years and decided to revisit. Fontana has so many positives - a wonderful ambience; friendly, helpful staff; excellent wine choices and although the dishes were perfectly edible they lacked the 'wow' factor that other equally expensive restaurants have....More

1  Thank Lorraine S
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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