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The Bistro Iona - CLOSED

27 Church Road, Holywood BT18 9BU, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9042 5655
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
18 Aug 2016
“Another great meal”
9 Apr 2016
“Intimate dining, good food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
27 Church Road, Holywood BT18 9BU, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Dinner out with 7 friends - food was delicious, service was excellent, great night had by all! We will definitely be going back!

Thank Charlie M
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Unfortunately I got the time a bit wrong, put it down to old age, or the onset of senile dementia. We arrived, myself my better half and two friends a half hour late for the first sitting at seven. The staff very sweetly pointed this...More

1  Thank Gerald E
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Just back from iona bistro. Only went here due to my cooker breaking down. Nothing special it hascto be said thouhh bring your own wine is always great - £1 corkage. Food very average and portions average. Service pleasant and friendly

Thank Lovepitlochry
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Had a really beautiful meal on 11/10/13. The service was excellent and staff very friendly. The restaurant was full of character and lighting subtle which just made our night out cosy and intimate. My husband and I travelled 60 miles to dine here and we...More

Thank colette m
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Have been to the Iona a total of 4 times now, twice with friends and twice with my husband. On all 4 occasions we had a wonderful night, the food being really fresh and tasty, while the service was efficient but also really friendly. We...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Had a great night at Iona. The food was amazing. Lamb shank just fell from the bone. We were there for anniversary dinner and had a lovely cosy table. Service very good without being intrusive. Lovely menu choices and everything we ordered was delicious and...More

Thank LouiseQueen n
Reviewed July 7, 2013

I had fabulous memories of this little place back in the day when food quallty and service were impeccable - sadly this is no longer the case. Friday nights effort fell well short of any of those highlighted in the previous reviews and as such...More

2  Thank BarabusBangor
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We went to Bistro Iona on Saturday night with a couple of freinds - my second visit. All of us had the scallop starter which were indentical in presentation and perfectly cooked Three had monkfish and one went for the duck. Everything marvelous. If I...More

4  Thank Ian M
Reviewed June 3, 2013

I know, I know never go back to somewhere you enjoyed because you will be disappointed. Not this time. Went back to the Iona with my nearest and dearest and we were supposed to be there for a birthday dinner for the third member who...More

3  Thank Gerald E
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Had memorable evening @ Iona celebrating daughters birthday with friends many of them over from London. Everyone enjoyed the friendly welcoming unpretentious atmosphere. Hungry appetites were quickly satisfied with fresh bread & tasty starters. Wine quaffed while we waited for main course. What always impressed...More

2  Thank Tessa D
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  • Address: 27 Church Road, Holywood BT18 9BU, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Holywood
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9042 5655
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