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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, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this lovely restaurant on a wet Saturday night but the warmth of the service and the quality of the food made it a wonderful experience. The ham hock starter was light and full of flavour whilst the Hake was sublime . One of the best meals I have enjoyed in Belfast over the last year. Prices are also very... More 

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Thank Mike R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my girlfriend last week as she's never dined here before and have to say it didn't fail as always, from us arriving, dining to leaving we were very well looked after, food was amazing I had the pan fried lamb and my partner had the crab linguini starters and dessert went down a treat not to mention the Gins.... More 

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2 Thank Trevor M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb Lunch- excellent choices, delicious flavours, wonderful service and amazing value for money. My daughter who is dairy and gluten free was completely catered for which was a real surprise and delight. This place is a hidden gem and we will be back as often as possible. I hope they don't stop the 3/6/3 menu.

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1 Thank Gillian2020
Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been to Bistro Est in about three years and after visiting on Tuesday 7 march I will definitely be back The food was fantastic we had a starter and mains from the early bird menu. The dishes were amazing and the type of meal you just didn't want it to end - real compliments to the chef and staff... More 

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Thank egacan
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my boyfriends family for his granny's 82nd birthday. The food was outstanding with a large selection to choose from. They also have an extensive drinks list. The staff were great and I would definitely recommend to anyone. They also do an early bird menu that runs every day including weekends.

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Thank Chrissy F
Belfast, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of six ate here on a Thursday night. The restaurant was quiet though people did arrive later. The ambience is pleasant, comfortable seating and a warm space. I wouldn't want to sit near the door so if booking request a table towards the back. There is a £15 menu which is 2 courses. I ate from this menu... More 

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Thank Margaret B
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 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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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?