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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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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 146
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  • 33
    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
Birthday party

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have to say I absolutely love going to this restaurant !!! The food is AMAZING !!!! The menu has a great choice and I love the way they change it with the different fresh fish they get in daily, especially as I love seafood !! It has such a great atmosphere and in a perfect location in ballyhackamore. The... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a fantastic restaurant we stumbled upon during our recent visit to Belfast!! Friendly and attentive staff who we had some great banter with. The food arrived and we were astounded. Every dish was amazing, however the seafood for us was the absolute star of the show. If you're in the area I seriously can't recommend this restaurant enough. Already... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Had another fab meal tonight. Only further supporting the fact that this is easily the best place to eat out in Belfast! Love it!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife and I visited this one Saturday evening. To get in we had to go early and that meant pre theatre. We were not disappointed. Great selection of food and really tasty. Even came with a glass of wine so was excellent value. We will be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Fisrt time in Bistro Este, we were given a warm welcome and sat at table near the door. It was not busy just two other tables. The 2 & 3 course menu offer does not apply on Thursday nights but maybe at this time of year when many are away on holiday it should be on every night to get... 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: French, 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: 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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