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Bistro Este

221 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9065 6976
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • 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
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221 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JD, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table here for a celebratory occasion on a Saturday evening, so really hoping for excellence! Our table wasn't great, on the main thoroughfare from the kitchen, in the middle of the floor, suffering from heavy throughput of staff to the tables, it was...More

Thank gabe186470
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I attended this evening for a surprise family dinner to celebrate my retirement from work and the place was all set with balloons and banners from my family. The menu again was a fantastic selection to suit everyone. It started with a lovely bottle of...More

Thank Lord Mark L
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

My fourth visit to Bistro Este and yet again, the food was amazing. It was here I made my decision to become vegetarian as I could see how well I would eat. That was last time. This visit we shared a perfectly presented starter and...More

Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Bistro Este in Ballyhackamore is a firm favourite eatery from back when it began further down the road closer to Holywood Arches. Food is different and exciting (pigeon anyone?) plus the staff are second to none. Can't wait to return.

Thank RabbitWithAttitude
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is are 3rd visit in 2 months for their amazing Sunday set menu!! The best wipped goats cheese with honeycomb followed by a very tender roast sirloin of beef with the best tasting roast potatoes. The desserts are out of this world serves with...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Ate here last night as a birthday celebration and was really impressed. Party of six all having starters and mains - every one a hit. No mean feat nowadays. I had a salted chilli beef starter and a roast cod main. Both were excellent. Beef...More

3  Thank thegoodlifeBelfast
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Have to say I was impressed with Bistro Este; staff were very friendly, setting was very pleasant and food was very nice. The early bird menu was great value and had a number of really nice options that you wouldn't usually get in an early...More

Thank waitanotherday
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We love this place. The food amazing and the staff are brilliant and very knowledgeable about wine pairing etc. Really good value with the early bird menu but the quality still great. I cannot recommend enough and beats most city centre restaurants!!

Thank murzo
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
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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$ 23
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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