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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%
Travellers talk about
“goan curry” (9 reviews)
“partridge” (5 reviews)
“pork cheeks” (8 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
221 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JD, Northern Ireland
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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
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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 30 April 2017

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 24 April 2017 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 24 April 2017 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
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing meal with a friend at bistro este. Staff were so attentive , spoilt for choice for starters, main courses and even desserts. Simply love it and wasn't rushed off our table. Such a lovely atmosphere. We'll be back, one of our new...More

Thank Aine21B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I've been to many restaurants in Belfast and find bistro este the only one that differs from the norm. The menu was the hardest decision of the night. So many great choices. Think there must be a polish influence in the kitchen as my main...More

Thank Patrycja J
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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