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Fontana Restaurant, Holywood, County Down

Fontana Restaurant

4.7
4.7
206 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary European
Simple Food, Cooked Well, Enjoyed By All.
Fontana is a favorite in the neighborhood. Always serving the best of fresh local ingredients in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Fontana is that perfect place for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    028 9039 7977

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michal Gabrysiak

  • Neighborhood

    Holywood

  • Cross street

    High street and Shore road

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Holywood Train station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wine

What 206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Innovative

  • Northern Ireland

    Healthy

  • Northern Ireland

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Unfortunately the experience was not as good as we expected for the prices. The cocktail whiskey sour was like watered down whiskey and had to be sent back twice, overcharges for beers, food smothered in butter after saying I don’t like butter, sticky toffee desert served in a plain white bowl (like a cereal bowl) and half a scoop of ice cream , very disappointing . Ordered 2 coffees and they never came , forgotten about. All in all over priced for a very disappointing meal in Holywood.
  2. F

    Freyja

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The food did not taste well and portions were small, I left feeling hungry.
  3. SV

    SheenaV

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular meal with friends, we went for the mussels and prawn risotto for Starters filled by the chicken and duck dishes. The food was outstanding, beautifully presented and wonderful flavours. Friendly service as always. Great spot.
  4. G

    Garyk

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another top dining experience at Fontana - the set menu with wine is superb value, and service excellent as usual.
  5. JA

    JillA

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Unfortunately Fontana didn’t step up to the mark expected. A really quirky and modern entrance however when inside very dull, uninteresting and lacking atmosphere. When the waitress was asked what wine was on offer she had no idea of names or descriptions but offered to show us the label on the bottle. Starters arrived, all good. However when the main courses came it was disappointing that two of them were luke warm. One was edible the other was not resulting in a main being returned. This was taken back to the kitchen and returned to our table approx 3 minutes later seemingly having been reheated in the microwave and still not hot enough. A kurt ‘sorry’ was offered. No further acknowledgment of the poor standard of food served was given. On the positive side, most of the staff were pleasant. I’m afraid I will not be returning to Fontana in the future.
  6. MM

    MarvellousMartin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food quality was excellent Really must go back more often
  7. LH

    LauranH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very warm welcome. Nice white tablecloths. Food was fabulous as was service. Highly recommended.
  8. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty sunday lunch - we had 3 courses, the right amount of food and all delicious, really good value for £28 - lovely atmosphere, pleasant staff, look forward to our next visit.
  9. RJ

    RoryJ

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing eating experience. We can't wait to go back.
  10. GH

    GennineH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, staff were very friendly and accommodating.
  11. F

    Felix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall an enjoyable experience however the vegetarian tartlets were meager for the price, more like a starter. The treacle tart desert likewise was disappointing, stodgy and unappetizing. Everything else including the excellent service was wonderful.
  12. K

    Katherine

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food and wine was very good and they catered well for my food allergy. We found the restaurant ambience and decor traditional, and although the service was attentive, they were maybe nearly too quick in bringing out the different courses.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    An absolute gem in Holywood! From walking through the door everything was fantastic. Friendly, attentive service and made to feel that we were returning customers even though it was our first visit. Excellent ambiance and the food, well, where to begin? The umami levels were off the chart. Every course was crafted to perfection, and it took all my willpower not to lick the plate! We can't wait to go back.
  14. BS

    BarSam

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delicious meal at Fontana, would definitely recommend a visit
  15. G

    Griff

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family had a delicious meal last night. The food was beautifully presented.
  16. TM

    TomM

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic staff, great food and excellent cocktails. Brilliant value for money
  17. SA

    SamA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent choice of cuisine, well prepared and presented food.
  18. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it - thank you. The red snapper was delicious and the service friendly.
  19. PB

    PaulB

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fontana was quite simply outstanding in every way. Thank you very much.
  20. KD

    KDuly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food I will be back again for sure. And staff was amazing with the slice of desert for my husbands birthday perfect icing on the cake for the evening 🥰
  21. JH

    JennyH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    An excellent meal, beautiful flavours and well presented dishes. Friendly and welcoming staff. Lovely to have tablecloths- a rarity here days!
  22. TH

    ToniH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food as usual. Best place to eat in Holywood.
  23. JA

    JacqueleA

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch. Food portions were ample. Wine list extensive with service and ambiance all very enjoyable.
  24. g

    gill

    Dublin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing meal from start to finish
  25. A

    Alex

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyable evening, fantastic food, great service and an ability to hear comfortably due to soft furnishings without excessive noise.
  26. LB

    LynneB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A hidden gem in Holywood! The food and service were excellent. I’ll definitely be back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous lunch
  28. CO

    ClaireO

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Staff very friendly main course very disappointing Dessert sticky toffee pudding very poor ate seating for 2 view was the toilet door very poor the table should not be there sorry won’t be back to dine in your restaurant
  29. H

    Holywoodresident

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food fantastic as always, staff lovely and very accomodating.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food. Only thing it’s very bright. Too bright if you go for an early dinner. Lights dim as the night goes on. Added touch would be nice little candles on the tables as it gets darker. Just adds to the ambience. Lovely staff. Also beautiful wine and Prosecco. Enjoyable evening
  31. d

    doggylovingcriminal

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t been for a while but food and service still as good as I remember and good value as well. Will not leave it as long until I visit again.
  32. L

    Lorna

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food , staff and a great atmosphere, thankyou again ❤️
  33. AM

    AlisonM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food at Fontana was very good and we enjoyed our visit to the restaurant . However I chose my main course based on the inclusion of beetroot in the menu - when my meal came there was no beetroot and when I asked the waitress she said I had misread the menu . It wasn’t a huge problem as the rest of the meal was delicious but when choosing dessert I checked and I had been right . No adjustment was made by the restaurant .
  34. NU

    NiallU

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time I had visited Fontana and I will happily return. The food was delicious and the service was great.
  35. AD

    AaronD

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Great birthday celebration
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service as always. Consistently high standards and never disappoints.
  37. SM

    StephenM

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic meal as always in this little gem. The food was beautiful and the service excellent.
  38. MP

    MazP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just wonderful. Great food.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wedding anniversary
  40. KB

    KarenB

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another delicious meal courtesy of the lovely team @Fontana

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Fontana Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 028 9039 7977.

Fontana Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Fontana Restaurant

61 High Street, Holywood, County Down BT18 9AE

Additional information

  • Cross street

    High street and Shore road

  • Neighborhood

    Holywood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Holywood Train station

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michal Gabrysiak

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wine

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