Fontana Restaurant

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2 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality.
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Fontana Restaurant
61A High Street, Holywood Co Down , BT18 9AE
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Tel: +44 28 9080 9908

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A first floor restaurant over a classy kitchen shop in Holywood, Fontana is fresh and bright - perfectly in tune with lovely zesty cooking by proprietor-chef Colleen Bennett and her team
  • Contemporary International
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • Party Venue
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu

Fontana Restaurant

A first floor restaurant over a classy kitchen shop in Holywood, this long-established favourite is fresh and bright - perfectly in tune with the lovely zesty cooking that proprietor-chef Colleen Bennett and her team offer.


Squeezing in through a laneway, up the narrow stairs and past the busy open kitchen arouses the culinary curiosity as you enter the chic contemporary space, absorb the ambience and then enjoy the ingredients-led, sesonal menus


Starters and main courses tend to overlap on interesting and loosely structured menus, with small and large portions of some dishes offered; a popular dish like Caesar salad with char-grilled chicken might come in two sizes, for example, and appear on both the lunch and dinner menus.


Imaginative use of fresh produce is a striking characteristic of the food at Fontana: vegetables and salads are used with great panache and seafood is usually strongly represented - consistently accomplished cooking, stylishly simple presentation and clear flavours make an appealing combination.


There's a good wine list, well trained staff are known for their warmly professional service, and prices are reasonable for the quality offered. A visit here is always a treat.

Seats 54 (outdoors, 12). L Tue-Sat 12-2.30 (Sun brunch 11-3), D Tue-Fri 5-9.30, D Sat, 6-10pm. Set 2/3 course D £14.50/17.50, otherwise á la carte; house wine £17.50; SC discretionary, except 10% added on tables of 6+; toilets wheelchair accessible; children welcome. On street parking. Closed D Sun, all Mon, 25-26 Dec & 1 Jan. MasterCard, Visa, Switch. abbreviations
Last Updated: 20-06-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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