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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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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
Another Fab Meal

We visited bistro este last week for my mum's birthday along with thr rest of the family and our two young kids. We've eaten here many times before and as always it was amazing. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. Staff were great with our girls and the food, as usual, was delicious. I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Julianne M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited bistro este last week for my mum's birthday along with thr rest of the family and our two young kids. We've eaten here many times before and as always it was amazing. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. Staff were great with our girls and the food, as usual, was delicious. I had the crispy ham hock releases... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I am so glad I found this little gem of a restaurant, hence I wanted to share my experience… The food is outstanding, pieced together with really thoughtful and exciting ingredients and flavours. The passion and experience of the chefs and waiting staffs shone through. I really didn't expect to find such high quality food at such great prices. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Ashamed to say I live relatively close to bistro este but only made it down in the last month or two. I had dinner here mid week and it was fantastic for the most part. My boyfriend has pork doughnuts as a starter which I sound weird but I promise they were amazing, and they were the stand out bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

a lovely restaurant, amazing food at reasonable prices. Great service and atmosphere. Been for lunch, dinner and the early bird which is great value for money. Your missing out if you don't pay a visit.

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Belfast, N.Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Our first visit but will not be our last. This was the best lunch we've eaten in Belfast for quite a while with the star being the ham hock rillettes - not rillettes as you might expect but juicy morsels of ham hock in a crisp coating(not overcooked) served with celeriac, apple and radish. . This dish was full of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Called in with my wife last week to try the early bird menu as I hadn't been in for a while and was really impressed by the standard of food , as most early bird menus are always a bit naff to be honest but these guys are on the money with this menu ! I had ham hock rilletes... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Dined tonight on impromptu meal out. Great offer of 2 or 3 courses with glass of wine for £14.50 or £18.50 respectively. Great choice and great food. Will be back. Super to see new, local places making a go!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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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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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 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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 27
Cuisine: Seafood, European, Bistro

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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 - 27
  • 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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