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Bistro Este

221 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9065 6976
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“goan curry” (11 reviews)
“partridge” (5 reviews)
“beef” (22 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
221 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JD, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant. The staff were welcoming,good fun and doing their best for us.We very much liked them pouring samples of the wine we were considering as alternatives to the pinot grigio which they told us was not cold enough...More

1  Thank AlanRosie
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Chose this spot to catch up with a friend over an evening meal. Friendly, helpful waiting staff with personalities who enjoyed a bit of Belfast banter! Decent choice of menu. Delicious food. Fair portions sizes although another slice of the flavoursome duck would have been...More

Thank dja874
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Just back from a fantastic meal at Bistro Este . Bao pork fantastic starter. It must be the fourth time I've had the Goan hake curry and it just gets better every time. The brill dish was equally tasty. Surely must be Ballyhackamore's best restaurant.

Thank clairefraser36
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We head to Bistro Este every few weeks for dinner - it's local to us and cos it's such a great place we keep going back. The service and food and both excellent - you can tell it's a family owned business which really does...More

1  Thank Michael4051
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Ive eaten here a few times. First in the current location wasn't great. Second time was fantastic. The last time was very mixed. The squid starter my partner had was lovely however my "ham hock" and cheese fritters had no ham hock to be seen...More

Thank marsjane
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Two course (£15) or three course (£20) set menu Monday - Thursday (not just early bird but all evening) is good value. Has vegetarian options, meat and fish, always well presented and beautifully cooked. If you are very hungry order a side dish with the...More

Thank 39marine
Reviewed 30 June 2017

went for lunch with my wife and a friend. was very impressed with the décor and the place was bigger than it looked from outside. we were made to feel very welcome and looked after by Sarah. looking at the menu I was surprised at...More

Thank xxx186470
Reviewed 18 June 2017

My wife and I went for a night out before she was heading off on holiday and although this was not my first choice I thought it would be fine after reading the reviews. However that was not the case, I had the mackerel starter...More

3  Thank Marty110
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Excellent experience at this bistro. Impeccable service from helpful,attentive,unobtrusive staff.(Quite hard to find these days!) Menu also good and the food was a delight.(And we are a little fussy!) Gorgeous duck salad to start with followed by Turbot and scallops. Every member of our group...More

Thank _devlindm
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent dinner in the bistre este staff friendly and helpful and the food outstanding I highly recommend it

1  Thank tommy_mccullough
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Response from theadamsfamily2009 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
no sorry,fully licensed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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