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407 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 3GP, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9020 1300
17:00 - 23:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After having wanted to visit for years (too many interesting restaurants came to Belfast in the interim), we finally took the plunge. Once inside I thought this could be good. Its rustic in a non trendy way and looks like its been like that for years... However the food was REALLY underwhelming. I'm not an expert in French cuisine but... More 

Thank thepointmisser
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Food not good at all,no atmosphere and kept change for tip without permission,they would have gotten one but it's courtesy to wait to be offered,tip-do not order the mussels!!!

Thank bellabellaBelfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Quaint and quirky little french eatery in the Ormeau rd, very unassuming from the outside but really delicious food. All cooked to a great standard. Would recommend.

Thank Natalie F
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A busy Saturday night the place was full of atmosphere. A very pleasant BYOB french restaurant. It's the 2nd time I've been and again it didn't disappoint. We were a table of 5 hungry souls. Starters were prompt, warm and tasty, the mains were the same. I opted for the mouth watering lamb shank and it was beautiful. Falling off... More 

Thank Whataboutya79
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Recently went to L'Etoile for a meal with 5 friends, out of the six of us only one was happy with the main course. The swordfish was not at all pleasant, it ended up being taken home and given to the dogs. It appeared to be frozen fish that hadn't been thawed before cooking, not very tasty and texture was... More 

Thank P M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to L'Etoile since it first opened and it's one of our favourite restaurants anywhere in the world - don't mean that to sound cheesy !! If you want a fine dining experience and need perfectly matching furniture and crockery, then you'll hate here and don't go. If you enjoy recognisable ingredients cooked brilliantly in an informal atmosphere... More 

Thank LoverOfLiving
belfast ireland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Its a little "bring your own bottle" unassuming little place. It looks like nothing much on the outside, but step inside and its a comfortable relaxing un pretentious little corner of France with great service and great food. You can keep you fancy bling....

Thank barra1970
Armagh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Had the delight of eating in this establishment on a few occasions, each time we were not disappointed. The food is exquisite and staff very helpful & friendly. Never seems to disappoint from the beef to the chicken, even attempted the frogs legs, snails are another matter. Bring your own alcohol and you're truly in for a culinary experience.

Thank collie1970
Belfast, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Good atmosphere and great that it is a BYO however, I find the menu a bit limited if you do no like fish. The steak is fine and always tender and perfectly cooked but I would like a better choice of beef dishes and maybe even chicken dishes as I find they usually suit every ones taste buds.

Thank Karney50
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited the L'Etoile yesterday evening for the first time. The staff were lovely, the restaurant spotlessly clean and the ambience leant towards relaxation. We availed of the early bird 3 course approach - terrific value. The portions were generous and the quality of the food reminded me of the many times I've been to France. I... More 

Thank RobReilly494

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 3GP, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9020 1300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?