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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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“goat curry” (12 reviews)
“beef” (22 reviews)
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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221 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JD, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were in a bit of a pickle trying to find somewhere nice to eat in Belfast, on a Saturday night with no reservation when we stumbled upon this gem on trip advisor. Really great service from the waitress who was very genuine and helpful....More

Thank Gina L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here with friends..£90 for 2 courses and wine....SERIOUSLY? Had smallest piece of haddock ever... probably won’t be back...so many places to eat at Ballyhackamore...up your game Bistro Este or stay empty!!

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really friendly waitress greeted us on arrival and was just lovely throughout our meal. There were lots of great options to choose from; the early bird menu is particularly good value. I had turbot with fish cakes and Goan curry sauce. It was perfect. Very...More

Thank Moe E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

love this little restaurant. Tried the early bird menu for the first time recently and had to return for a second visit. Food was absolutely delicious. Menu is a little bit different from the norm, plenty of choice. Very good value and added a glass...More

2  Thank 800jazzyj
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Superb meal, cocktails and service. We were fitted in at short notice. The service was delightful, the cocktails sublime and the food exceptional. Excellent value for money too. Thank you so much.

Thank Bryony1963
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Had been following this gem of a restaurant on instagram and noticed their post of beautiful looking Yorkshire puddings this morning, so when we decided to go out for Sunday dinner this was our first ‘go to’ restaurant to try. It was outstanding, the sirloin...More

3  Thank Christine I
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

From the moment we arrived there was a warm welcome from the staff, smiles and generous conversation made our group of 10 feel completely relaxed. Wine and drinks lists were discussed and staff were knowledgeable regarding the wines available. Prices varied with the standard selected...More

1  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Third visit and second in current location. My experience has been good staff. Service not fast but not slow. Not noisy Slightly quirky menu but in a good way. Always pleasing presentation. Would recommend Will return again

Thank D M
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Visited Bistro Este midweek for a birthday dinner in January. We were greeted and seated by a friendly and efficient member of staff and presented with a varied and interesting menu. 1 beetroot humous and 1 goats cheese starter followed by the prawn risotto for...More

Thank captainplanet
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Visited last week with a large group of friends. Staff are welcoming and very friendly. Our main waitress was more than willing to go through the menu with me and explain what gluten free options or adaptions they could accommodate. The food itself was excellent....More

Thank GlowGlutenFree
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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$ 4 - US$ 24
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, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 7:00 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 - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 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
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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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