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Bistro Este

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European, Seafood, 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
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
pleasantly surprised

Food super, cocktails fab, service excellent. No further comments required we have & will again be back

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
RetroRocks
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Belfast
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Belfast
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food super, cocktails fab, service excellent. No further comments required we have & will again be back

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Had heard good things about Este, and they're true. Nice friendly and proficient service from the waitresses, nice ambience in the dinning area, and I don't usually like that sitting 2 by 2. My main was hake with langosteen and lobster bisque sauce with orzo, it was top notch tasty and good portion size. My date had veg curry and... More 

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Dolgellau - Wales
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, pleasant staff with tasty bistro style food. Good quality with a specials menu for a fixed 2/3 course meal. Portion size just adequate. Would visit again. Recommend to book as it is a busy popular place

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We ate here tonight and my partner's food was lovely but mine was not. I wanted the hake but it was with pasta and I wanted to swap it for sweet potato but was told the meals could not be changed as they are pre- prepared and specially designed by the chef. I had the monkfish instead but it was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Managed to get a table on New Year's Eve and the menu blew me away from start to finish , the stand out dish was the veal wellington which was cooked to perfection . The staff were absolutely brilliant and the wine was flying , they are fully licensed now but I think they have one of the cheapest lists... More 

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Belfast
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

I've ate here a few times and I have always got a good meal, the service is very good and it has a lovely atmosphere. And it's bring your own drink so that saves having to buy an expensive bottle of wine.

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Chernobyl, Ukraine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Visited between Christmas and New Year. The food was absolutely superb and the staff were very welcoming - friendly and very professional. the menus had excellent variety, and excellent quality. We opted for Cod with langoustine bisque - amazing. Duck leg with dauphinoise potatoes - delicious. The wine list was great as well. We thought it was very good value... More 

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Newtownards
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Lovely menu with different choices for vegetarians. A lot of thought went into the presention of food. Everyone's meal in our party of 5 was delicious and we all had 3 courses. We will definately be back!

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Waiting staff very welcoming and friendly throughout. Not overly busy for a Saturday night but service was slower than I would have expected. Starters were fine. I had a pork fillet main which was lovely and the couple we were with enjoyed theirs too, however my husband's partridge was raw in the middle. Staff were very apologetic and it was... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Originally booked this with a crowd of work colleagues for an informal Christmas dinner, and one of of the reasons we went for it was that it was BYO. Menu looked great and all were very excited. However we got a call the day before the booking to say that the restaurant's liquor license was coming through on the day... More 

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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: European, Seafood, 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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