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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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10:00 am - 6:00 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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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Gorgeous food and great service.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I took my parents for here for Mother's Day and it didn't fail to be it's usual superb self. The menu choices were varied and exciting, the desserts were especially gorgeous and the service was friendly and very professional. I have visited a few times and I have always had a superb meal, it's a gem of a restaurant.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Not a bad spot for breakfast though virtually empty on a Saturday morning so not much atmosphere. My nephew had suggested we go here for one of our favourite brekkie's so thats how it came about. Its on a main road so you need to park up a side-street but not a big deal. Anyway we both ordered eggs Benedict.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Popped in for the early bird menu and was very surprised by the high standard of food that was offered , as most early birds are just plain boring to be honest ! Ham hock rilettes with a beautiful sea bream dish for £14.50 was absolutely excellent all washed down with a bottle of jumper ! Great food / wine... More 

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Belfast
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

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

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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 - 25
  • 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?