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The Bar + Grill

Shields House 21 James Street South, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9560 0700
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Irish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shields House 21 James Street South, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was delicious, love the flavor of the meat. The staff was attentive and friendly. Very quaint atmosphere.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked in for our wedding anniversary had chowder which was so fresh and tasty. Then we had the steak for main I have never tasted steak like this charred on the outside and cooked to perfection. Staff are very professional and friendly. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Favourite restaurant in Belfast, always a pleasure. The Staff are second to none and the food is top notch.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had such a great lunch in the bistro bar, which is a bright open space with great, well presented food, that we decided to give the James Street South restaurant a go for an evening meal. This was a white table cloth affair, so...More

Thank Bobthedog198
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely visit, food was good quality and nicely cooked. It was a nice relaxed atmosphere. Friendly helpful staff.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner and kids came here today... best Sunday lunch I have had in a long time unbelievable I had a prawn cocktail for starter amazing it was ... then for my main I had surf and Turf ie steak and lobster it...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We opted for the 3 course graduation lunch which offered several choices over 3 courses at a set price of £27.50 per head. Naturally we ordered pre meal drinks and a bottle of wine. There 6 of us at the table. The starter choice was...More

Thank CMS221272
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were friendly and engaging. We had a steak and chilli chicken, both were great and the portion sizes more than ample.

Thank JaniceF64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife an I enjoyed a lovely dinner in The Bar + Grill last Friday night. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. The restaurant was full but there was still plenty of space for quiet conversation. I would happily recommend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the Bar and Grill on several occasions but this was the first lunchtime visit. The food and service was excellent as always. There was a superb selection of dishes on offer and we were not disappointed with the pappardelle with pastrami and...More

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Karen H
July 17, 2018|
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Response from CBonn57 | Reviewed this property |
For sure but the bar is small.
Isobel T
March 24, 2017|
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Response from JamesStSouth1 | Property representative |
Hi Isobel Yes we do take Amex. Belinda
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$13 - US$41
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shields House 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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