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Bistro Este

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221 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9065 6976
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a find up visiting a friend near the Knock road, and went for a bite to eat and stumbled across this little place and what a find. Theres a set menu and a open one but I wanted a course from each . . . . not a bother I had the salt and chilli squid ~ Salt and... More 

Thank Michael C
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend , my wife and I had a fantastic meal , dropped kids off to the youth club and nipped in for a quick bite and the food was great , I had the crispy beef for start and the hake with crayfish and coconut curry sauce with fish cakes and I can honestly say It was fantastic im... More 

Thank motorbike33
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in here for late lunch/early dinner and wasn't disappointed! Starters were lovely and the mains spot on. I had Hake in a Goan curry which was really tasty along with the excellent triple cooked chips 😋

Thank MarkK3
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2nd visit in the last few weeks, excellent evening, staff very helpful, food out of this world, reasonably priced, can't wait to return

Thank Ian M
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Chose here for my graduation lunch today after a recommendation. A four-ball with my hubby, mum and dad. Quiet at lunch (though cannot understand why). From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. Started with the special cocktail of the day- a blueberry gin - yumminess in a glass Moved on to actual starters of which the chicken... More 

1 Thank Jellymumsy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I ate here a year ago and was looking forward to going again with my husband as my sister and I had really enjoyed it. The starters were very good as was the service. Our main courses arrived, small portions but looked great. I was really disappointed however with my duck breast, the skin/fat looked like it hadn't even touched... More 

5 Thank Zowie W
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We had a 2 course lunch. Starters were fine, but main courses were average and small portions. Nothing special for the price. The restaurant was cold and one other customer never took her coat off. The service was good and the waitress was friendly.

Thank dmdonaldson13
Hertford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited on a Friday night, three of us looking for a gentle meal out. Food was good, service attentive and well priced overall. Martin English

1 Thank Hugh1942
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great dining experience with attentive staff, great tasting wine and beautiful food. The duck was perfect.. best I ever tasted and great partridge... Lovely dessert and the cocktail was to die for... could have had a few of those.

Thank Reverend20
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I went here on the weekend with the better half, as she had been eyeing it for some time and I'm a hell of a guy so I treated her. There was a tinder date next to us, which was tots lol. We had cocktails to start, which were top notch. Our starters were eggs that you wouldn't normally eat,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
European, British, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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