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Bistro Este, Belfast, City of Belfast

Bistro Este

4.8
4.8
625 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro
Neighbourhood family run bistro. We use fresh local produce, homemade in house daily. We cater for all ages, including children. We are fully licensed and have an extensive craft beer and gin selection. we also serve delicious cocktails and have reasonably priced wine list.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00 Sun 13:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    028 9065 6976

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

What 625 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Overall

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Service

  • Northern Ireland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northern Ireland

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Overall

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Food

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Service

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Ambience

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Value

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Fit for Foodies

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Healthy

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Romance

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  1. RB

    RayB

    Österreich

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent menu and well presented food. Service is always friendly and appreciative. One of the best in Ballyhackamore and consistently good.
  2. GV

    GerV

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, nice friendly staff, good cocktails, nice ambience
  3. CM

    ClaireM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb, just right balance of not too much and not too little. Service was just as good. Atmosphere and setting is perfect and cracking spot to dine.
  4. GH

    GaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Each course had such amazing flavours. Loved each one.
  5. GH

    GillianH

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with friendly service as usual. Thanks.
  6. LU

    LizU

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and waiting staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely come again.
  7. KL

    KerryLM

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely Father's Day lunch! Great food, great setting, service was wonderful. We will definitely be back.
  8. JM

    JanetM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality of food and very well presented. Service and ambiance good. This was my first visit but I'll definitely be back
  9. SH

    SharonH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good all round good service excellent food reasonably priced
  10. PG

    PamelaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and friendly service. Would definitely recommend this jewel of a restaurant
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Parking in the street super limited option , parking is a block away but available. Service is slow , cocktail drinks are okay. Margarita cocktail was a little sour than usual. Started with calamari- that’s good. Sirloin steak was tough for medium well, with flavor but very chewy. Seafood linguini is a little on the salty side , burger was okay. The carmelized shallots overwhelmed the burger flavor. The service was very slow , not as attentive I guess you could stay short staff as everywhere is. Can give a little understanding on this part. Overall rating of over 4 stars not upto par. 3.5 I would say.
  12. JG

    JulieG

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service as always, highly recommend
  13. AP

    AdamP

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent food as always - good wine menu too. Atmosphere was great, nice buzz to the place :)
  14. RB

    RuthB

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, ambience, hospitality as always. Thanks again from your Carrickfergus fan club 🥰🎺🎶🥳🎉🍷
  15. EB

    EdithB

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff achieve that delicate balance of friendliness and welcoming yet professional giving arelaxed atmosphere where nothing is too much trouble. The choices on the menu are excelent. The food certainly didn't disappoint! Delicious! with a little quirk or twist that lifts it from the ordinary.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely on the mark again, full of flavour, ingredients so fresh. The whipped goat cheese was something else I could eat a plate of it, sorry no photos of the starters I was starving, goan curry Hake and pork with black pudding meals where delicious and great value.
  17. MC

    MorrisC

    N. Ireland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a frequent visitor to Bistro Este just love the consistency of the cooking and I have never had a complaint regarding the food! Our last visit was just another case in point with great food for both of us. Will continue to keep coming back.
  18. RJ

    RossJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a wonderful meal here on Thursday evening. All our food was delicious and the service was attentive and friendly, will definitely be back
  19. C

    Clare

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were superb. The menu was varied and everything sounded delightful. Everyone was very satisfied by their meals. One of the party said it was the best steak they had ever tasted. We shall return.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food and great service!
  21. MW

    MarcoW

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolutely worst experience ever!!!! Manger very rude chef would not re cook over cooked dish triple cooked chips double at best and still hard best thing about it was wine would not recommend mediocre at best menu sound great but awful
  22. KG

    KarenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous food in lovely surroundings- lovely service and they make really good Bramble
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We only ordered mains and the food took a while to come out, I don’t mind waiting for food but when it did eventually arrive 2/3 of our steaks were over cooked. £30 for an overcooked steak. I have been a few times before and I’ve had no issues, however I usually go for an earlier sitting. Perhaps the chefs are rushing on the later sittings, maybe avoid booking late.
  24. N

    Noelle

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, food, great service and great craic. Very welcoming and always guaranteed good food. It never disappoints. Looking forward to going back again soon.
  25. JB

    JonathonB1981

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute love this restaurant , food is outstanding and staff so friendly and helpful cannot recommend enough
  26. C

    Cheryl

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for a long overdue catch up with friends having flown over from Wales. The staff were incredibly friendly and good craic too. We had a load of banter which was refreshing and the food was really delicious. We’ll definitely be coming back next time we’re home.
  27. D

    Diana888

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food! Great cocktail choices too ❤️
  28. JW

    JoanW

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit, and definitely the first of many. The food was exceptional. Great atmosphere and the waiting staff were lovely. A very positive experience and highly recommended.
  29. T

    Tonks

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good to see so.many diners here on a wet Friday night.The food was good, prices may have increased since my last visit,a pleasant experience.
  30. a

    allysonw

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and staff were so accommodating and great conversation. Love this place
  31. GH

    GillianH

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always. Very friendly staff. A small error when the bill came but quickly rectified and apologies given. Will be back.
  32. DK

    DavidK

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fresh ingredients and a great menu. Staff are always welcoming.
  33. VG

    VickyG

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Bistro Este, the welcome is so warm and genuine, the food is delicious and the ambience is relaxed!
  34. G

    Greg

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fresh, flavoursome & presented beautifully on the plate. Always a pleasure to eat here.
  35. GH

    GeorgeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful night,food was delicious and the service was fabulous.
  36. D

    Dennis

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant serving first class good 👍 Highly recommended.
  37. NS

    NickS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food is OK, and is decent value for money, but not up to the standards of some of its local competitors. Service was excellent, with friendly and efficient staff.
  38. RS

    RosemaryS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely meal ,great choices and nicely cooked. Service good nice wine list with reasonable prices
  39. KM

    KeiraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, friendly staff and very relaxed. One of our favourite spots to eat in the area!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, tasty food and excellent service. A hidden gem in Ballyhack.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bistro Este is rated 4.8 stars by 625 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Bistro Este

221 Upper Newtownards road Belfast, City of Belfast BT4 3JD

Additional information

  • Area

    Belfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00 Sun 13:00–18:00

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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