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The Bar + Grill

21 James Street South, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9560 0700
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (55 reviews)
“steak” (229 reviews)
“truffle fries” (16 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Steakhouse, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 James Street South, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Never lets me down. I had a party of 15 for a business dinner and all were really happy with their meal and service. I had the Hannon's salt aged rib eye steak, which was magnificent. Service was great, atmosphere busy and lively. Couldn't fault...More

Thank oatsy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always a good meal and probably the best steaks in town, try the tbone pork. Staff and service very good

Reviewed 4 days ago

A great choice of food from a great menu. No complaints about the food however it is quite expensive. And on a negative note - there's no longer beef ribs on the menu.

Thank DavidMcF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit for dinner a few days before heading away from Ireland for a while and both of us thoroughly enjoyed our experience in the restaurant, all the staff were very friendly, especially the barman, Ross, who made us some great cocktails and chatted...More

Thank Luke G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry but it's noisy, overpriced but most importantly the food bland. My fish was dry and the vegetable portion inadequate. Very disappointing. Why do we not have good restaurants in the city when there are outside the town.

Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for my partners birthday and we're seated promptly and ordered some drinks. The staff took a bit longer than we would have liked in coming back to ask for our food order when the restaurant wasn't that busy but apart from this...More

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Thank Paula C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a evening meal with family here on a Sunday night. Bar and Grill was very busy but as we had booked we were quickly seated in a fairly quiet spot. Initially the Bar service was quick, the drinks are very expensive and Bar would...More

Thank ajotraveller2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a Saturday night booking for 6pm and had to vacate by 8pm. At no time did we feel rushed or pressurised into eating quickly. Service was excellent staff just the right combination of friendly and professional. Meal was delicious.

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Thank janettrex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bar and grill restaurant will give you excellent and friendly service in comfortable surroundings. An attractive menu presents a fair range of dishes. Fillet steak is excellent---it is also over £34 and comes with only one side dish and sauce of your choice. Avoid ordering...More

Thank BML186470
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like quiet and great service book a table for 4pm. The restaurant is quiet then and you get to enjoy this place much better. There is crab for starters and mains. The main was fantastic as was the pork belly to start. Lovely...More

1  Thank Frankie T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 James Street South, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9560 0700
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The Bar + Grill is a stylish and lively restaurant in Belfast serving an extensive menu for all day dining. We are renowned for our steaks which are cooked on a charcoal grill which give the meat unique taste and texture and we have an extensive menu of fresh fish daily running alongside our home comfort specials of fresh pasta, fish pie and brunch at the weekends, as well as a Roast on a Sunday. We have a carefully selected list of wines from the world, as well as cool cocktails and local craft beers.

We are located minutes walk away from the Europa Hotel, The Crown Bar and the City Hall.

Our other restaurants include James Street South, Hadskis and Cast & Crew.
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