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Bistro Este

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221 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9065 6976
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here a year ago and was looking forward to going again with my husband as my sister and I had really enjoyed it. The starters were very good as was the service. Our main courses arrived, small portions but looked great. I was really disappointed however with my duck breast, the skin/fat looked like it hadn't even touched... More 

2 Thank Zowie W
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 2 course lunch. Starters were fine, but main courses were average and small portions. Nothing special for the price. The restaurant was cold and one other customer never took her coat off. The service was good and the waitress was friendly.

Thank dmdonaldson13
Hertford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Friday night, three of us looking for a gentle meal out. Food was good, service attentive and well priced overall. Martin English

1 Thank Hugh1942
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great dining experience with attentive staff, great tasting wine and beautiful food. The duck was perfect.. best I ever tasted and great partridge... Lovely dessert and the cocktail was to die for... could have had a few of those.

Thank Reverend20
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I went here on the weekend with the better half, as she had been eyeing it for some time and I'm a hell of a guy so I treated her. There was a tinder date next to us, which was tots lol. We had cocktails to start, which were top notch. Our starters were eggs that you wouldn't normally eat,... More 

Thank Dermot F
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

F'n stunning. There on a Tuesday night and the service and food was stunning. Was recommended by a friend and def was worth it for our anniversary meal.

Thank ScottMagowan
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Lovely service. The staff couldn't have been more pleasant. The presentation of dishes was excellent. The menu is really interesting. Just a tad more seasoning would have made it perfect. We will return.

Thank s m
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Susie-sue81
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

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.

Thank Laniestar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
European, British, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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