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James Street South

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21 James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9043 4310
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I certainly cannot criticise the dining experience in the Bistro, but feel I must complain about the Service charge added to our bill. There was only 4 of us and we where charged a 10% service charge. We would certainly have tipped the waitress for the excellent service, probably more than the 10%. This should have been our choice. What... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I haven't been to this restaurant for a few years but on the previous occasions I have never been disappointed. My memory of crisp white table cloths and waiting staff smartly turned out adding to the fine dining experience coupled with amazing food has always put this restaurant right up there as a favourite. Unfortunately things have changed - table... More 

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Thank claretub
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Smart minimalist type. Very friendly staff and excellent quality food. Attended a private party of 20 plus, but that didn't phase them at all. Food arrived pretty much all together and was excellently presented. Only been the once but hope to change that, certainly worth going to and if I lived in Belfast it would probably be my go to... More 

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Thank Tim G
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Dear Tim G Thank you for your recent review and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your private dining experience with us and hope to see you the next time you are in Belfast. Kind Regards Belinda More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is exceptionally good. Everything was cooked to perfection and the flavour combinations were excellent and perfectly balanced.

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Thank Gemma D
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Hi Gemma D Thanks you so much for your recent review and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice menu and good wine selection The experience was slightly disappointing due to inexperienced service, too many interruptions which made this business dinner less productive. Would still recommend it for a more casual dinner

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Thank Beaufort50
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Dear Beaufort50 Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your food and wine and we are truly sorry if you felt let down by your service experience as this is not our intention. We do hope that you will visit us again. Kind Regards Belinda More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

my husband and I were on a last minute city break to Belfast and just managed to reserve a table for a 6p.m. sitting some 4/5 hours beforehand. when making the telephone booking they asked if we could vacate our table by 8p.m. which wasn't a problem at all, as we wanted to dine there following good reviews in a... More 

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Thank WMS104
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Dear WMS104 Thank you for your recent review and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience, we work hard to ensure that everyone enjoys every aspect of their visit to us and we really do appreciate when this is recognised. We look forward to seeing you again in Belfast... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't often go in for fine dining, but as it was a special occasion I was looking forward to see what JSS had on offer in their restaurant. I had a scallop and rabbit terrine starter which was really nice. I followed this with a beef fillet and pork cheek, which I think is probably the nicest thing I... More 

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Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Dear Woodboy405 Thank you so much for your review and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch with us. It is much appreciated when someone recognises how hard we work to fulfill expectations and make customer experiences enjoyable. We do hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was offered a tasting menu by a friend. The cuisine is contemporary..remember a nice dish featuring crab meat and well presented. Portions are small but prices are fair considered the quality. Service was careful and kind. Recommend this place

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Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Dear gianfilippo a Thank you so much for your recent review and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards Belinda More 

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59 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to experience the tasting menu and it kicked off pretty promptly with a scallop and rabbit terrine .all in all a decent dish except the rabbit terrine was dry and had a small bone in it . worst of all ,in my opinion , the terrine was very cold and against the warm scallop was an unpleasant contrast...hmm at... More 

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Thank fairdue
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Hi fairdue Thank you for your recent review. We are sorry that you felt let down by your experience on your visit to us, this is not how we intend our customers to feel. We have had such good feedback on our tasting menu recently so this does disappoint us. We are pleased to read that your service and wines... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really a different league in terms of service and quality of food on offer! Keep up the great work !

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Thank Mark A
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Hi Mark A Thank you for posting a review and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 92
Cuisine
Irish, European, British
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
Description
City Centre Restaurant with Cookery School. Using the best of Northern Iris produce for a seasonal menu. Set lunch and pre theatre daily from fifteen pounds and fifty pence for two courses, 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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?