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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” (10 reviews)
“partridge” (5 reviews)
“pork cheeks” (8 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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11 - 20 of 346 reviews

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
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Was taken to Bistro Este by some friends. Had a very nice evening. Nice interior and ambience. Efficient service. Really great value set price menu for during the week. I was there on a Thursday. It was quiet, being not very busy. Food was well...More

Thank Belfastandbeyond
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely fantastic and well worth the money. We were welcomed by our waitress for the birthday night Diane. We had some bubbles on arrival and the feast commenced. My girls had the salt and pepper squid and it was really tasty and...More

1  Thank Sam6542
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Small-ish family run establishment which I like. A tidy, well presented restaurant. The menu has a good selection and supporting local drinks. My meal was very nice, nicely executed plate. Short rib was succulent and deeply flavoursome, the oxtail croquette while tasty was a tad...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We visited today for a quick lunch having seen the menu posted up outside. We ordered off the express lunch menu which is £3 starters and £6 mains. We both had the warm chicken and peanut noodle salad. Whilst it was really tasty it was...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with friends on Saturday Waitress was lovely and attentive. Food was lovely we had the green curry And i had the scampi Its was really fresh and reasonable The best food in Ballyhackamore by far Also lovely atmosphere with great service Will...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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 13 May 2017 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 7 May 2017 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 5 May 2017

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
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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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, 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.
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