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Fountain Lane, Belfast, Antrim

Fountain Lane

4.2
4.2
205 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Our kitchen team serve traditional food made from locally sourced seasonal ingredients. We are open lunch and dinner throughout the week serving tasty classics and modern temptations. Make your Sunday a true day of rest and pop down for brunch or a Sunday roast with all the trimmings (and none of the washing up!).
Kids menu available for the little ones and we welcome your four legged friends too.
Relax and be entertained with live music 7 days a week. ( Please note Open Table is for food reservations only)

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    028 9032 4769

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ivan O'neill

  • Private party facilities

    Private Hire Available Sunday - Thursday Food & Drinks packages available | To find out more info or to book please contact us on hello@thefountainlanebelfast.com

  • Area

    Belfast

  • Cross Street

    Just off Donegall Place on to Fountain Lane (Back of Boots)

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 205 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Brunch

  • Northern Ireland

    Group Bookings

  • Northern Ireland

    Hot Spot

  • Northern Ireland

    Lunch

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Brunch

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Group Bookings

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Healthy

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Hot Spot

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Lunch

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  1. VA

    VeraA

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very poor experience from start to finish, had only had menu a few minutes when asked for the order, asked waitress to give us a few minutes but 15 minutes passed and I had to go and get her she said she had forgotten about us. Food mediocre, requested the bill very slow to arrive and I had another appointment so I was late as I had waited over 30 minutes for the food, I will definitely never go there again.
  2. MN

    MonikaN

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    Service was absolutely atrocious. The woman serving us didn’t even give us two minutes to think what drink we’d like to order, then when we said we aren’t ready yet she made a cross face. When she finally brought us the cocktails and cider I thought she will throw the drinks at us she banged the cider bottle that hard off the table. Serious attitude problems! We understood the place was busy as it was a Saturday night, but there’s no need for the lack of manners. Then one of the waiters with very long nails came over to us to inform us that the kitchen will be closed in 15 minutes and we have to decide what we want to order (our friend was still parking the car outside I had to ring her and ask what she’d like). If the kitchen closes that early the restaurant shouldn’t be taking bookings for 20.30. At least the food was very good quality for the price. Safe to say we will not be back.
  3. JL

    JohnL

    N. Ireland

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food & friendly staff as always. Delighted to be able to eat upstairs in the bright airy restaurant on a Tuesday night & glad to see restaurant busy. A few food items not available but waitress was more than accommodating & apologetic. Would like to see a return of a comprehensive wine list soon as choice limited in this area. Overall, great experience, lovely food, reasonably priced, cheerful staff & great service.
  4. HT

    HollyT

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Started was excellent and a really large portion, the roast was a little disappointing as the beef was really tough, but the potatoes were very good
  5. CO

    CatherineO

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious service was excellent and staff friendly and helpful
  6. NN

    NicoleN

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious along with excellent service, will definitely be back.
  7. JW

    JoanneW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service as with every visit & will always recommend!
  8. CH

    ChristineH

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal plenty of portions lovely staff got a wee booth as requested
  9. TP

    TomP

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, and service, good location table space could have been more roomy,
  10. JW

    JoanneW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service & look forward to a return visit. However the live music downstairs was still very loud on the eating area u.pstairs
  11. MO

    MariaO

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was not great couldn't eat main meal, really disappointed as this is usually a fav of ours
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and brilliant service as usual
  13. JM

    JessicaM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always, good food and drink for a really reasonable price
  14. B

    Belfast22

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Restaurant was closed after I had made a booking for a table. Was seated downstairs in the bar area where there was a 2 piece band playing, it was hard to have a conversation. The menu was very disappointing as a high number of dishes were marked off as not available. Not a positive experience.
  15. E

    Ellie4w

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Booked what we thought was a table in restaurant but were seated in bar where music was so loud you could not hear anything else but the music. Had to ask to be moved to restaurant which was 'fully booked' but we did get a table. If we hadn't we were leaving as the music was deafening. Food was good, service mixed - one member very pleasant one not and took a while for food to arrive. Overall ok but won't rush back.
  16. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tables were well space and there was a good choice of food. The food tasted amazing and the drinks were reasonable. We were sat in the restaurant above the bar which was playing live music which added to the ambiance. I would definitely recommend it.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Poor service, both waitresses inattentive and disinterested. A long wait for the drink ordered while waiting for the meal.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    Really unhappy with my dining experience. Firstly to say our started of Salt & chilli chicken was absolutely bursting with flavour and a tribute to the place. I ordered a chicken stacker for main but when waiting on this (after our starters) I was told there was no mash. Could this not have been picked up whilst we were on our starters as we were told upon sitting about the limited availability of the Sunday menu. Offered garlic potatoes, chunky chips of skinny fries. I opted for chunky chips. Our dishes came. Chunky chips were still crunchy in the middle & the veg given still raw in the middle. Boyfriend got the seafood chowder and found ham in it?? Not checked on mid meal to make sure everything was okay and by the time I’d come back from the toilets my meal was removed from the table. I’ve been dining here regularly and thought as a nice tribute to coming home to belfast from mainland that we would dine here. It will be the last time dining. It’s a shame that such little detail from your chefs has let you down as an establishment. Thanks for the many good times had but we won’t be returning.
  19. CS

    CarolS

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Very disappointed in the service and food, my friend order chicken it came out pink, re ordered it never came
  20. R

    Raab

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Absolutely worst table service ever. Had to ask for a jug of water over 6 times before someone actually brought it. It wasn't even busy. Would not go again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff were very friendly and efficient
  22. S

    Sllllllllltsbsjd

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Was packet upstairs were we had food and the table service from one of the girls was poor she forgot about the table beside us that we’re waiting for ages to get there order and there food the dessert was fair too big it could of been given to 2 people plus it was cold
  23. JL

    JLowe

    New Mexico

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Would have given a better review however service was not good. Food was good, atmosphere was nice however had to keep going to bar to get our ordered drink.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    I ordered the vegetarian fish and chips. The menu advertised it as being banana blossom but when I got it it was actually a weird battered burger thing which was quite heavy and unpleasant. I had the battered banana blossom on a previous visit which was lovely -please bring it back! I have no food intolerances but had no idea what the protein was made of so could be quite risky for folk with intolerances. Completely false advertising.
  25. HJ

    HeatherJ

    N. Ireland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always good food and good value. The staff are lovely and the young guy looking after us was in his first week and he was charming.
  26. EL

    EamonnL

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When we arrived for our booking a girl with her coat on said I'm sorry the kitchen is closed I don't know why it let you book a table for 19.45. That was the end of the matter, a very poor experience on my 1st & what will be last visit. If you are not going to honor a booking made at a specific time then do not have it as being available to book. The manager or owner need to review this as a matter of urgency. I definitely would not recommend after this experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Lovely pub and setting in Belfast. Very friendly staff and attention.
  28. a

    anthonyk

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food good as always service brilliant could not fault
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Poor quality of food, service was crap
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great friendly service with great food will be sure to go anytime I'm back in Belfast
  31. AM

    AngelaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    All the food was realy good,staff pleasant and value for money
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely meal on Saturday in Fountain Lane. Staff are very pleasant andfrendly. Big shout out to Jenny. Lovely person and great waitress. Always go above and beyond to look after you.
  33. a

    anthonyk

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    been here a few times and doesn’t dissapoint.staff and service excellent food amazing and reasonably priced will deff be back but please bring back the breads on the starter menu thanks
  34. m

    mricycold

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated upstairs so that was quieter downstairs and made our visit more enjoyable. We had a cocktail each to start with. Excellent drinks. The food was excellent too - especially the vegetarian fish & chips. The ham cubes on the salmon dish were a bit tough. All in all a great visit. This was our second visit.
  35. CM

    CiaranMKT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a brilliant meal & few pints to follow,definitely the perfect venue for catching up with people. The food was very well presented and delicious. The Strangford muscle starter was served in a tasty creamy sauce & would be enough for 2. I had the sea food chowder which was as good as I have had anywhere, my friend got the chicken burger which I will definitely be getting next time. The waiting staff and bar man upstairs where we sat where all top class & clearly take great pride in their work as they contribute in a big way to the high standards and welcoming atmosphere. This is one of Belfast's oldest buildings and its brilliant to have seen it restored to such a high standard. I have been recommending to friends and family all over the weekend & I will be getting back soon myself.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though every table was booked, the meals were served very quickly by attentive staff. 10/10 *
  37. LH

    LynneH

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Foid was nice quick service good admosphere friendy staff
  38. ST

    SusanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fab (as always). Very short staff but the two lads coped wonderfully. A must visit when in Belfast as it’s a lovely bar
  39. JC

    JulieC

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious we enjoyed all 3 courses we definitely will be back compliments to the chef for Sunday. Staff were friendly and helpful.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, food and staff ☺️☺️

FAQs

Fountain Lane is rated 4.2 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Fountain Lane

16-20 Fountain Street, Belfast, Antrim BT1 5ED

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Just off Donegall Place on to Fountain Lane (Back of Boots)

  • Area

    Belfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ivan O'neill

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    028 9032 4769

  • Private party facilities

    Private Hire Available Sunday - Thursday Food & Drinks packages available | To find out more info or to book please contact us on hello@thefountainlanebelfast.com

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