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221 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast bt43jd, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9065 6976
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Ranked #104 of 789 Restaurants in Belfast
Price range: $6 - $32
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 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
Cuisines: Bistro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We serve modern british cuisine, 6 days a week and now fully licensed. We only use quality local produce cooked fresh to order!
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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
12 helpful votes 12 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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

One of the best mains I've ever had. Goan curry was out of this world. BYOB with a handy offies across the road selling some beaut esk valley. Great atmosphere. Friendly, prompt service. Have since been back and will go again.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Superb waiting staff and exceptional food from starter to dessert. So many fabulous dishes = many return visits planned!

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Killyleagh
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Before I begin, there ARE minor faults. The faults however couldn't detract from my overall impression. Welcome was pleasant and bottle of tap water presented immediately. As this restaurant is a BYO we were prepared and had a bottle of red under our arm. The menu was of a great standard and was just the right size to indicate everything... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro Este

Address: 221 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast bt43jd, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9065 6976
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 32
Cuisine: Bistro

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