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Bistro Este

221 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9065 6976
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
221 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JD, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb meal, cocktails and service. We were fitted in at short notice. The service was delightful, the cocktails sublime and the food exceptional. Excellent value for money too. Thank you so much.

Thank Bryony1963
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had been following this gem of a restaurant on instagram and noticed their post of beautiful looking Yorkshire puddings this morning, so when we decided to go out for Sunday dinner this was our first ‘go to’ restaurant to try. It was outstanding, the sirloin...More

2  Thank Christine I
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

From the moment we arrived there was a warm welcome from the staff, smiles and generous conversation made our group of 10 feel completely relaxed. Wine and drinks lists were discussed and staff were knowledgeable regarding the wines available. Prices varied with the standard selected...More

1  Thank Mike R
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Third visit and second in current location. My experience has been good staff. Service not fast but not slow. Not noisy Slightly quirky menu but in a good way. Always pleasing presentation. Would recommend Will return again

Thank D M
Reviewed January 26, 2018

Visited Bistro Este midweek for a birthday dinner in January. We were greeted and seated by a friendly and efficient member of staff and presented with a varied and interesting menu. 1 beetroot humous and 1 goats cheese starter followed by the prawn risotto for...More

Thank captainplanet
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Visited last week with a large group of friends. Staff are welcoming and very friendly. Our main waitress was more than willing to go through the menu with me and explain what gluten free options or adaptions they could accommodate. The food itself was excellent....More

Thank GlowGlutenFree
Reviewed December 12, 2017

On a Quality Price Ration (QPR) Bistro Este has to rate as the best value in Belfast. Pre December visit and the £3 for starter and £6 for main deal gave us the perfect lunch. Flavoursome just enough to fill you and good quality and...More

Thank Sean H
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Booked a table here for a celebratory occasion on a Saturday evening, so really hoping for excellence! Our table wasn't great, on the main thoroughfare from the kitchen, in the middle of the floor, suffering from heavy throughput of staff to the tables, it was...More

Thank gabe186470
Reviewed November 4, 2017

I attended this evening for a surprise family dinner to celebrate my retirement from work and the place was all set with balloons and banners from my family. The menu again was a fantastic selection to suit everyone. It started with a lovely bottle of...More

Thank Lord Mark L
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

My fourth visit to Bistro Este and yet again, the food was amazing. It was here I made my decision to become vegetarian as I could see how well I would eat. That was last time. This visit we shared a perfectly presented starter and...More

1  Thank Alexandra B
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Response from theadamsfamily2009 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
no sorry,fully licensed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JD, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9065 6976
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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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