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Bistro Este

221 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9065 6976
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“goan curry” (9 reviews)
“partridge” (5 reviews)
“pork cheeks” (8 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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221 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JD, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Decided to try Bistro este - first impressions nice bright restaurant - friendly staff. Seated quickly only to be told two items on the lunch menu weren't available - no substitutes given which left a very limited menu. Anyway the food we did have was...More

Thank belfast-jj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of my friends from England come to Belfast twice a year and always visit Bistro Este, they recon it's the best small restaurant they know, and only wish they had one as good in Silverstone were they live.

1  Thank Norman E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started with cocktails then two courses for £15 excellent food and lovely staff definitely be back- we went on a Thursday nite and with a party of twelve wonderful woman we now plan to meet up monthly

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 6 and everyone enjoyed their meals although a couple found their starters a bit 'light' (hence 4 rather than 5 stars). My mackerel starter was very good and the lamb excellent. The restaurant was very busy but didn't appear 'crowded',...More

Thank AJBGroomsport
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very, very lovely place. You are warmly greeted as you come in the door and the service does not diminish from then. Superb. I was there with a few friends, upon a recommendation from another chum and we were not disappointed. The...More

Thank MunkusBubb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the second time we dined at this restaurant and was equally as good as the first. All the staff are welcoming and friendly which goes a long way in boosting what already is a great atmosphere. The chef prepares great food to a...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch one day last week, they have a lovely menu for lunch at a really good price! I had the goats cheese salad with honeycomb then the Thai chicken with noodles then raspberry and white chocolate creme brule for dessert, all gluten free,...More

Thank dancehotsalsa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited the restaurant for the second time and unfortunately was disappointed. On the first visit the food was excellent but on this occasion it did not live up to its usual high standard. The main course, wild garlic chicken kiev, was extremely over...More

2  Thank Megan O
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Took in all the reviews and thought we would book - what a mistake..... Waited ages for the meal and then what a disappointment. The vegetarian curry had 4 sugar snap peas and mostly potatoes! the steak certainly did not live up to 'slow cooked'...More

1  Thank mrainbow
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We ate here for the first time on Saturday and were in time for the early bird menu. The choices were excellent and our food was very tasty and great value for money (£15 for 2 courses, £20 for 3). The staff were all very...More

Thank glenabbey3
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2 March 2017|
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$ 22
Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • 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.