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James Street South

James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9043 4310
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab lasagne” (24 reviews)
“tasting menu” (53 reviews)
“rabbit” (11 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All hours
CUISINES
Irish, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

No other words are required to sum up James Street South. This truly was the epitome of fine dining. After arriving promptly for our Saturday reservation it became immediately apparent that we were in for a real treat. The staff were simply fantastic. From the...More

Thank Matthew C
Managerjss, Manager at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Dear Matthew C, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are always happy to hear when our customers enjoy their evening. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Amy Erickson

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Visited James Street South last night for my birthday dinner. What a special experience. From the moment we entered when our jackets and umbrella were taken away we knew the service was going to be good. The staff were so friendly and polite and also...More

Thank JillyNI
Managerjss, Manager at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Dear Jill L, Thank you for your review. We are glad that we could make your birthday meal one to remember. Hopefully we will see you in the near future. Kind regards, Amy Erickson

Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is worthy of a Michelin star or two.Do visit there soon as I am sure it will be in a higher category in near future. The tasting menu is wonderful value.The accompanying wines are superb.We highly recommend it.The staff member serving us was...More

Thank Jim H
Managerjss, Manager at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Dear Jim H, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I'm sure you will be glad to hear that Dervla has since been promoted to supervisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to...More

Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. The food is inventive and delicious and the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and slick. Get an earlier table and wallow in the attention. Ask for the Shortcross gin. Loved it here.

Thank Damien K
Managerjss, Manager at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Dear Damien K, Thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear that your enjoyed your meal with us. Hopefully we will see you in the near future. Kind regards, Amy Erickson

Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This is a gem of a restaurant. Fantastic, fresh and appetising food with genuine welcome and brilliant service. Had a lovely meal with some colleagues and would definitely recommend it (in fact already have). Good wine too. Gluten free absolutely no trouble at all to...More

Thank Marie_Mcr
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Being generally noted as being very picky this is one of the few restaurants in Belfast that i really rate this place has it all.Food.decor.service all excellent.Very few places manage to serve what i call the "Holy Trinity" of courses ie they mange to serve...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We had a family birthday dinner here . The food was absolutely gorgeous. They have an extensive wine list that is certain to contain something which can be enjoyed by everyone. The service was exemplary. I will be back!

Thank EileenBM
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Great night for 1st wedding anniversary. Got champagne on arrival... Food and service was great. Very friendly staff. Only thing I could criticise is size of portion of starter considering the price of it. But would recommend for fine dining.

Thank Peter T
Managerjss, Manager at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Peter T. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening with us & we are looking forward to welcoming you both back again in the future.

Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Visited James Street South for birthday dinner, and enjoyed a lovely three course meal. Scallops for starter were cooked to perfection, and lamb for main was delicious. I would really recommend their mashed potato: fantastically smooth and creamy!! Shared a dessert of mango parfait, which...More

Thank Rebecca F
Managerjss, Manager at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Thanks for leaving us such a lovely review Rebecca F. We absolutely love the champ as well! We are looking forward to welcoming you and your boyfriend back again.

Reviewed 28 June 2016

It is often the case that you don't avail of what is 'on your doorstep'. Such is the case with James Street South. We have enjoyed – and reviewed – the superb offerings of its 'sister' locations Hadskis and Cast and Crew so decided that...More

Thank GridSystem
Managerjss, Manager at James Street South, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Thank you GridSystem for such a wonderful review. We are delighted that you not only enjoyed your lunch with us but also our sister restaurants. Make the Bar & Grill your next stop! Looking forward to seeing you again.

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KazzaCarrickfergus
9 July 2017|
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Response from JamesStSouth1 | Property representative |
Hi K only a few minutes walk
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RobSBTFC
3 March 2017|
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Response from JamesStSouth1 | Property representative |
Hi No there is no dress code at James Street South.
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louise c
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 102
Meals
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: 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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