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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%
Travellers talk about
“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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11 - 20 of 844 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for a birthday meal and had the a la carte menu, which was superb. The food was amazing and the service was second to none. A nicely relaxed environment with no pretentions but fantastic food and service which made us feel special....More

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

Dear nitravellerBelfast Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review and sharing such kind comments with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards Belinda

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favourite restaurants in belfast and once again it has proven to be at the top of its game. Myself and my partner visited before the Mickey Flanagan concert last week, we where lucky enough to have been given vouchers at...More

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

Hi johnjubelfast Thank you both so much for your review of our sister restaurant The Bar & Grill and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are delighted you continue to enjoy your visits to us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A combination of people from London, Dublin and Belfast met for dinner @ JSS on a Sat evening. It was clearly pointed out that our table @ 6.30 would need to be vacated before 9. No problem with that. However though staff were very friendly,...More

Thank John S
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear John S Thank you for taking the time to post a review and sharing your comments with others. We do strive for high standards in both our food and service and appreciate all feedback, positive or negative. We are truly sorry your evening didn't...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i ate here with some colleagues one mid week evening. we had a private room but the restaurant was full and buzzing. it's possible to eat extremely well in Belfast and James Street South must be one of the top restaurants in the city. the...More

1  Thank tjwb
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear tjwb Thank you for taking the time to post your review and sharing your kind comments with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit ti us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards Belinda

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I rotate through 8, or 9 of my favourite restaurants in Belfast on a regular basis, both at lunchtime and evening. This used to be a favourite of mine and a go to that even impressed our foreign friends. so I hate to say it,...More

1  Thank Urbanfox63
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Urbanfox63 Thank you for taking the time to post a review and sharing your comments with others. We do strive for high standards in both our food and service and appreciate all feedback, positive or negative. We are truly sorry your evening didn't quite...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the upstairs function room for function the food was amazing the menu was beautiful and the staff were more than helpful really lives up to its reputation a a must visit

Thank JamesW-Mc
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear JamesW-Mc Thank you for taking the time to post your review and sharing your kind comments with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit ti us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards Belinda

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been visiting James Street South for three years at least and up to now, have never been disappointed. But on our last visit, there were a few signs that standards have slipped a little, which I'm hoping was a once off. Firstly, our first...More

1  Thank jane h
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear jane h Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we are sorry to read that you felt let down by your recent visit. We always strive to provide our customers with a memorable experience and therefore we welcome any feedback, good...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was a guest of the CEO of the Irish News in a party of 10 and the experience was exceptional , ambiance , food and service was excellent as was the wine . There was no pressure on us to leave ( still there...More

1  Thank gary m
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear gary m Thank you for your recent review and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are delighted you enjoyed you evening with us, it is really appreciated when all our hard work and efforts are recognised. We look forward...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to eat before going to a concert and decided to try JSS as it has been a long time from we had been before. It was a Tuesday night and it was early so it quite quiet. We went for...More

Thank MadOwl76
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear MadOwl76 Thank you for your review of our sister restaurant The Bar & Grill and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Pre Theatre meal in The Bar & Grill and look forward to...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

We had the five course tasting menu last Wednesday evening and it was absolutely fantastic. Could only have scored the second course of tomato with air dried lamb a little less than the other courses but this might have been as much to do with...More

Thank RANeill
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear RANeill Thank you for your recent review and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Tasting Menu experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again on your return to Belfast. Kind...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 95
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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