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James Street South

Shields House 21 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” (24 reviews)
“tasting menu” (58 reviews)
“rabbit” (12 reviews)
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Irish, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Shields House 21 James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dined here for the first time a few weeks ago. Food and drinks were lovely but the two staff members who looked after us made our evening a great dining experience. Extremely attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Well done James St South. Looking forward to my...More

Thank Love_thegeordies
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Belfast on business and book here at the last Minute. The staff were very accommodating and friendly, the food was excellent I would recommend a vist to anyone.

Thank Gingertraveller1962
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointing starters. Excellent mains- particularly beef. Good attentive service. Good atmosphere.

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Thank jam35y
Reviewed 1 week ago

The actual menu only has one veg starte and main, however on asking the waitress, she came back with a whole lot more (non carbohydrate loaded ones), like vegetables baked in salt and a nouvelle cuisine salad. Staff were polite, but very serious. Restaurant was...More

Thank Ethee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very delightful lunch here after a day of touring Antrim Coast. The octopus was wonderful as was the crab with toast. Very friendly staff in a sleek and modern setting

Thank aretha23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice atmosphere. Excellent service. Helpful staff at all times. Excellent food. We would definitely go the this restaurant again.

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Thank Neville T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We opted for the 4 course taster menu with wine pairing for our anniversary dinner. The entire meal was perfect, wine exceptional and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Another fabulous visit to the restaurant!

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Thank Alison I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food really excellent and small touches that showed the staff were really on the ball - glasses always full but unobtrusively, meals all delivered to the right person without checking, staff friendly and courteous - really good, expensive but worth it

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Thank jonlloyd55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service, ambience and food are all exceptional and consistent time after time. Simply the best restaurant in Belfast.

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Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had dinner for 2 here. Glass of wine. Half pint of beer. Pheasant Breast and Piece of Cod. £53 While not excessively expensive It was a fairly forgettable experience. Good quality food albeit small portions (maybe this is just the style - fair enough- they...More

Thank Kim123z
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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$25 - US$104
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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: Shields House 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
  • 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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