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Bistro Este

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Seafood, European, Bistro
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221 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast bt43jd, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9065 6976
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We serve modern british cuisine. Fully licensed restaurant. We only use...
We serve modern british cuisine. Fully licensed restaurant. We only use quality local produce cooked fresh to order. Family friendly. Open 6 days a week.
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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful evening

We attended a wine tasting evening in conjunction with Direct Wine Shipments, and it was beautiful. The food was excellent along with the wine. Everything about the food was perfect, even my better half who is not a fan of fish had the Halibut and thought it was gorgeous. The chefs all worked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Lord Mark L
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Booked this after reading menu on line. Ordered steak but was told they didn't serve steak. Had to order chicken instead which was ok but not when you've been looking forward to a big juicy steak all day.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We attended a wine tasting evening in conjunction with Direct Wine Shipments, and it was beautiful. The food was excellent along with the wine. Everything about the food was perfect, even my better half who is not a fan of fish had the Halibut and thought it was gorgeous. The chefs all worked really hard to pull it off and... More 

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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were visitors to Belfast but our friends are residents and spoke confidently about the great food and atmosphere at this place. And they were right! The choice on the menu was excellent, the staff friendly and knowledgeable and the flavours just lovely. When I asked the waitress to see the menu card because I couldn't remember all the bits... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Just dropped in for dinner at short notice and managed to get a table. Each time I come here it seems to get better. There was a broad menu with a good range of dishes with several fish choices and vegetarian options. Many Belfast restaurants tend to be formulaic but not here. There is a bit of style about the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Food was absolutely delicious and the service was great. Everything was served that little bit differently like a Picasso on your plate.

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Belfast
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146 reviews 146 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visited here recently with friends for dinner - was only my second time at Bistro Este despite living locally and eating out in Ballyhack often. I was not overly impressed by my initial visit to Este at its current location in December 2013 so was keen to see what it had to offer. Due to the fact we were meeting... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

After hearing great reports about Bistro Este, hubby and I decided to give it a try and I'm so glad we did. Every course was beautifully cooked and presented. For starters we tried a selection of, crispy ham hock rillettes, sticky pork doughnuts, and salt cod croquettes, all of which were very tasty. For mains, I had roast breast of... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

The word bistro is the last word I would use to describe este , have been here several times now and the food just blows me away every time !! The service is very personal and relaxed , and the wine list gets better every time with some really affordable bottles . One of our group had the blowtorched mackerel... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

From the really warm welcome, to the great wine list, excellent customer service and amazing food, this place doesn't disappoint. I don't eat meat, but eat fish, and there are always several choices for me within each course. Superb to find a place which isn't following the daft trend of putting meat with every fish dish! What is that all... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a beautiful meal in Bistro Este last week. The smell of my meal hit me as it was being cooked in the kitchen and it didn't disappoint! One of the best meals I've had. Very good with food allergies too. The staff were very friendly and seemed to always go the extra mile. Will definitely be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast bt43jd, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9065 6976

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 26
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Bistro

Description

We serve modern british cuisine. Fully licensed restaurant. We only use quality local produce cooked fresh to order. Family friendly. Open 6 days a week.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?