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James Street South

21 James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9043 4310
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab lasagne” (24 reviews)
“tasting menu” (50 reviews)
“rabbit” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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21 James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 844 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a lovely meal at James Street South in our first visit to Belfast. The potato & Coolatin cheddar tart with lamb sweetbreads was excellent - a filo tart with creamy potato and cheese filling and topped with perfectly cooked sweetbreads. It was also...More

Thank SB2015SB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is outstanding and staff are kind no atmosphere downfall will be back but maybe at the weekend will be better atmosphere

Thank sharonhill22
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is more like a modern cafe and has absolutely no atmosphere. We went for the tasting menu and found it very disappointing, the first two courses were overwhelmed by the sauces that accompanied them and had the distinct taste of something that had...More

Thank eoireitum
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear eoireitum Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are really sorry to read of your disappointment, we have such great feedback especially on our Tasting menu. We will ensure that your comments are discussed with our team and we hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere reasonable, surroundings reasonable, staff reasonable ....... should have ordered the fish! Ordered the chowder to start with however always concerned when I taste something and think I could have made better ( NB I'm a terrible cook). Now on to the main course -...More

Thank George A
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinators at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear George A Thank you for reviewing our sister restaurant The Bar & Grill. We are sorry to read of your disappointment as our feedback and will ensure that your comments are shown to the team. Kind Regards Belinda

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had booked a table here after reading reviews- was not disappointed! The service was outstanding , attentive but not too overbearing! The food was lovely- one of us had the taster menu and one had the a la carte. All courses were really good, one...More

Thank Louise C
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Louise C Thank you so much for your recent review and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda

Reviewed 1 week ago

A buzzy restaurant, simple in decor, friendly staff, we had a table of 6 and all enjoyed our starters, main courses. Book ahead as was very busy, they do 2 sittings 6.15pm or 9.15pm Slight disadvantage but do not let this put you off as...More

Thank Butterfly787
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Butterfly787 Thank you for taking the time to review our sister restaurant The Bar & Grill and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we are sorry that the only...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely lovely place to eat. The food is made with care and attention. The chefs clearly love what they do. The front of house staff are natural and friendly. The atmosphere is good too with a mix of couples, business diners and friends/groups. This...More

Thank Marie_Mcr
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Marie_Mcr Thank you so much for your recent review and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delight ! The food was first rate. There were wonderful ingredients that were well prepared and well presented. The wine list was well balanced as well. Kudos !More

1  Thank BigoBoca
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear BigoBoca Thank you so much for your kind comments and taking the time to share them with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your James Street South experience and really appreciate when all our hard work and efforts are acknowledged. We look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful dinner for a recent conference. Good gluten free options. Salmon to start, lovely but small portion, followed by steak which was a more decent size and cooked to perfection! No room for dessert...

Thank doranorla
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear doranorla Thank you for taking the time to post your review and sharing your kind comments with others. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lucky because we chanced upon the restaurant (after having seen it advertised in the Tourist Information Office) and luckier because the food and service proved to be just excellent. We were an early evening "walk in" and I think once again lucky to find a...More

1  Thank Tim W
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tim W Thank you for your recent review and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us, and we do appreciate when all our hard work and efforts are recognised. We look...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
RobSBTFC
Is there a dress code at this restaurant?
3 March 2017|
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Response from Belinda T | Property representative |
Hi No there is no dress code at James Street South.
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louise c
Hi, Do you have New Years Eve menu?
29 November 2016|
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Response from Managerjss | Property representative |
Hello, We will be finalising our Tasting Menu for New Year's Eve this weekend. Please check our website as it will be posted as soon as it is finalised. Thank you. Amy
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Peter_and_Gemma
Hi We are looking to book for a graduation lunch after ceremony at the waterfront - would you have a menu?
11 June 2015|
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Response from Managerjss | Property representative |
Hi Peter and Gemma, We have a Graduation Menu available fro James Street South. Do you have an email address and I can send it to you? Your email address will not be added to any database, and will only be used to send... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 96
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9043 4310
  • E-mail
Description
City Centre Restaurant with Cookery School. Using the best of Northern Irish produce for a seasonal menu. Pre theatre Mon-Fri £21.50, A La Carte and Tasting Menu always available. Now with Private Dining Room and The Bar and Grill, a more casual dining option located next door.

Our other restaurants are The Bar & Grill at James Street South, Hadskis and Cast & Crew.
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