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21 James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9043 4310
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been a few times to James Street South. The service is very good, the food is very tasty - although not too much of it! I would recommend to go for a business lunch or a romantic dinner.

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Thank Honest B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly the staff in this place and service is first class. We were late for our reservation (my own stupidity ) for getting time wrong, but the staff accommodated us with ease so disaster averted. I found the vegetarian options very uninspiring. Overall couldn't really fault the food just for the price you expected a little more and there is... More 

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice welcome. Table by window. Quite cold so ac turned down!! Tomato n kelp soup delicious as was champ.

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Thank mary m
Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have dined at this resturaunt for several years now but our last visit was about 9 months ago. We dined last evening however while the aumbience was as good as we last visited I was disapointed with the poor menu. I think they need to get back to providing good food like fillet steak not cheek meat. There menu... More 

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1 Thank V13job
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Dear V13job Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy your visit to us as we get such positive reviews and comments. We have passed your concerns onto our team but do hope that we will see you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch yesterday for two people. The set menu is short - one fish, one meat one veg and a few dessert choices. Ok this represents limited choice but the plus side is that it enables JSS to provide you with exceptional quality for an amazing price. This is a beautiful space, outstanding service and high end food for £18.50 for... More 

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1 Thank seanh62
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Dear seanh62 Thank you for taking the time to post your kind comments to share with others. We are delighted you enjoyed your lunch with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been a number of times an always good, i find it hard not to have the burger or a steak... so good! Staff are always very efficient and professional! Recommend

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Thank TMorrow88
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Hi TMorrow88 Thank you for your review of our sister restaurant The Bar & Grill and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are delighted that you enjoy your visits to us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Am totally enthused after recently attending a World of Curry cookery course at James St South Cookery School . Niall Mc Kenna taught us how to cook four different curries plus naan bread in the four hour ( approx ) class . We picked up numerous useful practical tips during the time i.e. baking the rice in the oven ...what... More 

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Thank Jackie1309
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Dear Jackie1309 Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and sharing your kind comments with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your cookery school experience, Niall is a wonderful teacher and the classes are such great fun. Look forward to seeing you on another class soon. Kind regards Belinda More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

James Street South has a Lunch & Pre Theatre Menu; two courses for £15.50 or three courses for £18.50. The quality of the three courses I had yesterday was excellent. The portion sizes were perfect and there is certainly no drop in standards from their main menu. A duck liver starter with toasted sourdough and girolle mushrooms was an artform.... More 

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Thank Clare M
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Dear Clare M Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and sharing your kind comments with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and our Pre Theatre menu and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda More 

Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, pleasant atmosphere for adults. Wouldn't be great for children. Fine dinning food, which is full of flavour, however, I wouldn't go starving as the portions aren't designed for a hungry adult male.

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1 Thank Paul S
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Dear Paul S Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review to share with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch visit with us. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards Belinda More 

Islandmagee
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived last night for a meal with friends, the girl who was meeter and greeter was so unpleasant and not welcoming at all. The waitress was much more pleasant, meal was nice albeit due to me having a broken hand we had asked for the steak to be sliced, when it arrived it looked like a dogs dinner... not a... More 

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Thank michele738
Belinda T, Reservations Coordinator at James Street South, responded to this review

Dear michele738 Thank you for your review, we are disappointed to read that you did not receive the warmth of hospitality and service that we aim to provide. We have shown your comments to our team and we do hope that this does not deter you from visiting it us again where you will see that our hospitality is normally... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$95
Cuisine
Irish, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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
Description
City Centre Restaurant with Cookery School. Using the best of Northern Iris produce for a seasonal menu. Set lunch and pre theatre daily from fifteen pounds and fifty pence for two courses, 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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?