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James Street South

21 James Street South, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9043 4310
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (59 reviews)
“rabbit” (13 reviews)
“steak” (72 reviews)
Irish, European, British, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
21 James Street South, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Ellen was a super host. Her recommendations of pork, the eclair dessert and the shared plate were spot on. It was a great meal

Thank cf_bib
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Friday afternoon lunch of the highest order....for me, sweetbreads, delicate & delightful, followed by duck cooked to perfection; for herself, an exceptional smokey ham followed by monkfish on the bone. Shared Irish cheeses & dessert, reasonably-priced wines & a most generous complimentary tincture to...More

Thank nmmusic1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a real find on our weekend in Belfast. The food was outstanding! Staff were lovely and it has a nice casual vibe for an upmarket restaurant.

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a birthday meal here in July 2018. Food way surpassed my expectations and service was spot on! Would definitely recommend and will visit again. Prices aren’t too bad either. All in all a great experience!

Thank Andy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday we spent my birthday lunch eating here, the food was amazing!!! The waiter Paul was very nice, full of chat and knew every ingredient of the food we had ordered. He brought me down a lovely dessert with a candle for my birthday, which...More

Thank mccleanann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

James Street South is an absolutely perfect culinary experience. The drinks, food, and staff make for a wonderful dinner. To start, I had the perfect Bramble and my husband ordered a delicious martini. I enjoyed their fresh seafood options and their incredible desserts more than...More

Thank Farrah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location for a special gathering of family and friends. Food is top drawer. Staff are superb and professional. Atmosphere is vibrant and friendly.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the pre-theatre menu and it was really delicious. Simple cooking but on point, the best Lamb Sweetbreads I have ever had. I would definitely go back if I'm ever again in Belfast.

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was fantastic and so was the service initially, however once the resturant filled it became apparant that they were understaffed and under trained. I was left without a drink for 5 minutes while I tried several times to make eye contact with a waiter....More

Thank adamdeeley77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for some food after our sons graduation, and I just had to write this straight away. This place blew me away with the service, the presentation, the food..... everything!! The food was in keeping with our special occasion and thanks again everyone for...More

Thank poppythesurfingdog
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Questions & Answers
July 8, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from JamesStSouth1 | Property representative |
Hi K only a few minutes walk
March 3, 2017|
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Response from JamesStSouth1 | Property representative |
Hi No there is no dress code at James Street South.
louise c
November 29, 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
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Average prices
US$24 - US$98
Lunch, Dinner
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, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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 9043 4310
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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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