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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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Hours:
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently great food and great service from friendly attentive staff just a shame no longer operates as BYO.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, friendly staff. I had one of the nicest meals I have ever had here. I was here with work colleges and everyone enjoyed it, not one complaint. The food is local which is a great thumbs up! Everyone was envious of other people's food choices. I will be back again to try them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with a friend last night with no reservation and was met by very friendly staff and a lovely place with great atmosphere! I had the slow cooked braised beef and my friend had the peanut satay curry which were both excellent! Fresh good food with lovely presentation! The waitress said there would be a 20 minute wait for... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch yesterday at Bistro Este. It was sublime. The service was excellent. The food was outstanding. I had lamb. The flavours accompanying the lamb were modern and worked well. The lamb itself just melted. My dining companion had the seafood linguine. It was lovely, fresh and satisfying. I was also able to have a Diet Coke with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to say that hasn't already been said but if the owners/management read these they should make the few tweaks suggested and they would have an excellent restaurant. Starters were excellent mains were let down by weak jus and a barely detectable flavour of horseradish. My palate may not be as refined as the chef's but the seafood linguine... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super delicious spot that some may overlook - like we did! We are Ballyhack regulars but have strangely never ventured to bistro este since the move from further down the road. Well tonight will be the first of many visits. Blackened smoked mackerel was the best and my other half who didn't like any of the starter options had the... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent menu food very tasty house wine not overly expensive, all the things I have previously enjoyed, however there were too few staff for a very busy evening and consequently service was stretched to the limit. When they were able to get to you the staff were pleasant and helpful . It just leaves an unpleasant feeling about a good... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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1 Thank Peter W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 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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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, 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
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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