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James Street South

21 James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9043 4310
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab lasagne” (24 reviews)
“tasting menu” (53 reviews)
“rabbit” (11 reviews)
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Irish, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
21 James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was awesome, wine list well appointed and the staff were friendly and attentive but in no way overbearing. This is well worth a visit and when next in Belfast we will be returning. There was a 10% service charge that was added to the...More

Thank spiderpiggy79
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great meal here with plenty of seafood options and a really good wine list. It is on the pricier side but well worth it

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The atmosphere was great the service was good. We have been several times now, the steak was great and the pork was wonderful, I normally have the fish as it has always been good. Good wine with the food. Service was friendly.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dundrum Crab starter and BBQ Pork for main were both excellent, couple the great food with the waiting and greeting staff was a great visit... will definitely return!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Recently six of us went for an early evening meal here. We had booked into the bar area which is next door to the restaurant. The menu and price regime may be the same but I am not sure. We were all quite dissatisfied with...More

Thank Louis B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the 5 course taster menu with matching drinks. Would really recommend it as each course was carefully put together and the flavours and textures were perfect. The courgette flower and beef were my favourite. The staff were attentive and helpful and the restaurant...More

Thank MissEllieBirmingham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely restaurant! Staff were amazing - Clare was so friendly and chatty and really made our evening. The food was great - I recommend the crab - and reasonably priced for a restaurant of this quality. A really lovely experience- thank you.

Thank Pol P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a couple we dined here for a special occasion following a recommendation. Firstly it is down a dark shabby back side street and looks bad from the outside and inside the decor is not as luxurious as expected. The food was nice but the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited James Street South, a few days ago with friends and family. Overall it was an underwhelming experience. Food, service and attitude of staff were well below par for an establishment that rates as one of Belfast 's premium places to eat. My meal...More

Thank nuchas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this restaurant based on a recommendation as I was hosting a couple who were in Belfast for the first time.On entering the restaurant the first thing was the lack of proper ventilation, strong smell if food.Ambiance non existent. No candles on tables,lighting stark...More

Thank ellen838
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Questions & Answers
9 July 2017|
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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$23 - US$97
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
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
  • 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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