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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%
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“crab lasagne” (24 reviews)
“tasting menu” (55 reviews)
“rabbit” (12 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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11 - 20 of 923 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to James St South and it lived up to its reputation for good food and good service. It was peak time and so had to settle for a 5.30 slot - which turned out to be a bonus as we...More

Thank pmallon44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Bar & Grill on Saturday evening at 10pm as was only table could get booked as it was busy. Suited fine as had been travelling throughout the day. Arrived and seated promptly and offered drinks/wine and water by our lovely server Nicole. Wine...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basically just a let down... Food nice but not impressive. Staff trained to upsell .. not nice in a fine dining establishment.. if I wanted a bowl of champ I'd of went to Benedict's .. should a main course not be complete ? Then on...More

1  Thank L14M9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vegetarian menu 4 or 5 courses - the first 4 courses were gorgeous especially the main of courgette flowers. A tasting menu worth the money.

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Thank Judith L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must be one of Belfast's finest restaurants. Food is of the highest quality, with local ingredients to the fore. Ambience and service cannot be bettered. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tranarossan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant quite clinical and staff a little aloof. Food well cooked and tasty but very minimalist, mains served on lonely plates, sides are £4 as is the bread. Slices of green tomato and raw onion on top of pork steak not very appealing. Very busy...More

Thank Crangle56
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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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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$ 100
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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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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