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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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Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't recommend this place enough...food is outstanding and service is second to none....we have been numerous times and will continue to do so

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Thank topsode
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were over in Belfast visiting friends and we all went for a meal at bistro este on the Saturday night. A very warm welcome as we arrived and got seated. The restaurant had a very relaxed atmosphere and did not seem to crowded. Me and my partner were blown away by the food, it's the best meal we have... More 

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Thank Ian H
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would recommend Bistro Este highly. I went for a business meeting and the setting and atmosphere were perfect. The service was outstanding and the attention to detail was immense. I had to start - quails egg bhaji- 10/10 I followed that with the Lamb Scrumpet, roasted artichoke and gnocchi. 10/10 I skipped desert in favour of one of their... More 

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Thank foodislifeandiloveit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Liked the food my favourite food is the beefy one it was be good.im from.chinese so english no good .

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what a meal! Goats cheese starter, feathered beef, laksa curry, treacle pudding....stunning. 10/10 for every dish. I can't recommend this place enough. We were visiting from a Bournemouth, and all I can say is, Bournemouth needs u!! Staff, service, and the restaurant itself, all perfect. It was so good we went back for lunch the following day. Yum, yum!... More 

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Thank Claire B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good meal & the menu was nicely varied. The staff were extremely friendly with plenty of chat & the ambience of the restaurant was pleasant. I would definitely recommend it,& we will be back.

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Thank Neville T
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff and amazing food. Non-alcoholic cocktail was really nice touch, food very innovative and presentation very modern. Will definitely be back!!

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Thank michael8335
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a find up visiting a friend near the Knock road, and went for a bite to eat and stumbled across this little place and what a find. Theres a set menu and a open one but I wanted a course from each . . . . not a bother I had the salt and chilli squid ~ Salt and... More 

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Thank Michael C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend , my wife and I had a fantastic meal , dropped kids off to the youth club and nipped in for a quick bite and the food was great , I had the crispy beef for start and the hake with crayfish and coconut curry sauce with fish cakes and I can honestly say It was fantastic im... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for late lunch/early dinner and wasn't disappointed! Starters were lovely and the mains spot on. I had Hake in a Goan curry which was really tasty along with the excellent triple cooked chips 😋

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Thank MarkK3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?