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Bistro Este

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221 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9065 6976
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Newport, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First visit to this restaurant , the service was very friendly , going through the menu and explaining the ingredients. The food is excellent , Michelin star quality , excellently presented . We had two courses and a bottle of wine with drinks to start with for the three of us , the bill was just over £100 , brilliant... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to give Bistro Este a try last night after just getting back from a holiday the night before. My parents had been several times and highly recommended it, and with living in the local area it's been on my list of places to eat since it moved to its new premises in Ballyhackamore. First impressions were good, the restaurant... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this establishment a number of times and the food and service is always outstanding. The staff are extremely friendly & very helpful. The menu has a great selection to suit everyone and the do a fantastic Applewood martini. Looking forward to another visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been twice to this restaurant in East Belfast and, in truth,enjoyed the food better in our first visit It was a different menu the first time and we were a bit disappointed with the food on our second visit but maybe the chef had an off night which can happen in even the best establishment as we have... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressed with the lunch menu on our first visit, I don't know why we left it so long to have an evening meal but our next visit will be soon. The menu was varied, different and extremely affordable. It was one of those " they all look great, but which will I have" experiences. We both chose different starters and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

You need to book, had beef papaya salad which was tasty [£6] then a fish goan curry [14] it was good and I have no complains. My friends got the wellington duck, the dishes are well put together and satisfying, share a side.

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208 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Lunch here midweek to celebrate a birthday. The waitress as a lovely girl. Efficient and friendly without being intrusive. The restaurant was quiet which was pleasant for us! There were two fish dishes on offer so I chose the hake which was perfectly cooked and delicious. I wanted a plain meal and the chef was very willing to serve steamed... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We booked for a family birthday, everything was really outstanding, from booking to leaving, Service was very sharp and extremely well polished form the young lady front of house, chef wise they done a brilliant job, the starters where enjoyed by all, the goats cheese starter for me was a wonderful collection of flavours, and the portion was large, the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

First visit & there were nine of us for a family celebration. Great selection of food & very reasonably priced. The staff were lovely, very helpful & efficient. The place has a nice feel to it which added to a great wee night out.

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Belfast
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

A real delight ! It started with an authentic Welcome ...it continued with attentive friendly Service and exquisite food ..prepared by a Chef with flair and passion and it concluded at a leisurely pace with two very happy Diners .Not be missed .Bistro Este knocks the socks of the Competition in East Belfast !!.We will be back !!!

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$8 - $22
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Irish, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
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.

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