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Bistro Este

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French, Seafood, European, Bistro
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221 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast bt43jd, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9065 6976
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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Visitor rating
  • 150
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Favourite restaurant

This is by far my favourite restaurant in Belfast. The food is always of an excellent quality, and it is evident that the chef is passionate about food and creating a great menu. Bistro Este manages to serve great food without being pretentious, unlike many restaurants in Ballyhackamore. The staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Jayne B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is by far my favourite restaurant in Belfast. The food is always of an excellent quality, and it is evident that the chef is passionate about food and creating a great menu. Bistro Este manages to serve great food without being pretentious, unlike many restaurants in Ballyhackamore. The staff are always very welcoming and helpful. Nothing makes me happier... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Small modern restaurant. Pleasant surroundings and welcoming staff. Great for lunch. Good selection of dishes.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Well what can i say about the food other than excellent, have dithered about visiting this Bistro for ages and decided to take the plunge and finally sample what was on offer. From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted by friendly and welcoming staff. Wife was delighted with great selection of Gluten Free choice of both... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was walking past bistro este and noticed there was a new lunch menu on offer. I love bistro este but always found lunch times to be a bit too fussy for a quick bite. I had the mackerel with noodle salad and the flavours and presentation were amazing!! Just the right portion size and price for lunch. I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We've been here a few times, for lunch and dinner, and it has always been great. We managed to get a cancellation booking and the restaurant was busy. The staff were great, the food excellent and the atmosphere super. They now stock a marvellous selection of craft beers. All in all a great night out. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had an amazing birthday party here with my family and for such a large group (13) the food was of an amazingly high standard ! So many great dishes that we all tried lobster,steak ,lamb rump,rabbit,featherblade of beef with truffles!!!!! Most of our group had never tried truffles before and were quite surprised to find them on a menu in... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Just been for lunch, by memory this place has always been busy - was surprised to see it deserted, just another couple apart from us. Service was friendly but slower than I expected. Starter of pulled ham was full of flavours but very small, every bite costing a pound, literally. Have never been fond of their triple cooked chips, last... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Just had a fabulous relaxing morning in Bistro Este Ballyhackamore, Belfast. Amazing eggs benedict on home made brioche. Delicious! Hubby said the Bloody Mary was spicy and a good start to a day!!! Super choice of breakfast and a must go to.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Just had Sunday brunch of Eggs Benedict, Americana washed down with a Bloody Mary 👌 What a way to start a Sunday and the service as usual is exceptional 👍😁 I will be back....💪

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Called in last week on a recommendation from a friend and I was blown away by the standard of food and service . I had the blow torched mackerel followed by the lobster linguine and I was totally amazed by the standard of the food that I did not expect to find in a place that calls itself a bistro... 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: French, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?