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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab lasagne” (23 reviews)
“tasting menu” (52 reviews)
“rabbit” (11 reviews)
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Irish, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous Friday lunch again at James Street South.This is our restaurant of choice in Belfast because of the high standard of food , service and the ambiance.We have been lunching here for more than 10 years and it gets better and better .

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Thank L5058BApatriciam
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Modern unfussy decor, the food follows the same theme with good quality ingredients expertly cooked, perfection. Wine list has a broad selection and allows you to ‘go big’ if you wish without punishing your pocket. Who could want more? Staff seem friendly, knowledgeable and professional...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always great service and very high quality food with a little something we have never tried before or an unusual twist on a n old standard. It’s not cheap but for the quality if s worth it.

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Thank Crhbl
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was good. Not great but good! We arrived on time but our table wasn't ready. So we ordered a drink.. the drink never arrived. Then our food came out very fast almost like they rushed us. I felt uncomfortable with the waitresses as...More

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Thank ruthiec967
Reviewed 3 days ago

We both felt the meal was quite poor in both quality and value for money. In particular the starter was not as described and consisted of two miniature slices of almost raw fish. It was such a disappointment since this was a repeat visit from...More

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Thank angusbiggerstaff
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great little bistro and friendly staff. Seems popular with locals and visitors which is always a good sign. Good choice of dishes to suit all. Food was very tasty and also very reasonably priced. Will definitely return if back in Belfast again.

Thank bearcub34
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First visit to this restaurant for a relaxing evening with a friend. I had the steak and my friend the rabbit. Excellent quality food and tasted delicious. Very welcoming arrival with our coats taken with genuine friendship. Service well paced on what seemed a busy...More

Thank colin s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first experience of this renouned restaurant was very poor to say the least. 4 orders came out either unsatisfactory or wrong. Steaks were not cooked correctly and when these we sent back they returned no better. I asked for medium to well and it...More

Thank Victoria123UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is so good here! I went here with my boyfriend and we both we happy with the food. The staff are very friendly and professional. However, the atmosphere and decor lets it down a little. I had the bread starter and the fillet...More

Thank Natasha S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pre theatre menu. Delicious food and professional service. Would definitely highly recommend. My wife had the salmon starter, the hake and see cheese, my wife had the cheese, she loves cheese.

Thank Kevin H
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Questions & Answers
8 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from JamesStSouth1 | Property representative |
Hi K only a few minutes walk
3 March 2017|
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Response from JamesStSouth1 | Property representative |
Hi No there is no dress code at James Street South.
louise c
29 November 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 101
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
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
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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