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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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“crab lasagne” (24 reviews)
“tasting menu” (59 reviews)
“rabbit” (13 reviews)
Irish, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
21 James Street South, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We recently had dinner here before a show in the Grand Opera House. Perfect location, only a short walk to the theatre. They have an excellent pre-theatre menu which my husband ordered from and the portions were generous. I ordered from the regular menu and...More

Thank Lauren A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Got to be one of the Best Restaurants in Belfast. Love eating here. Everything we had was Lovely but my Dessert was Beautiful & was so nice I nearly ordered a 2nd. Highly recommended this Restaurant.

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well. A real gem. Where to start. The staff were superb. The staff were hospitality experts, caring about customer experience, knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. But authentic, unpretentious, and funny. The food was excellent, from the breads to the desserts. With local...More

Thank Christopher E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always heard great reports of this restaurant and eventually decided to try it for myself, but was disappointed with the meal I had on the night. The presentation was good but some of the food, especially the vegetable side dishes, was a bit...More

1  Thank LizNI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant for a mid-week, pre-theatre dinner. As it turned out, my reservation was not necessary - quite quiet. The was a pre-theatre 2 or 3-course menu for set prices or an a la carte menu. We (two of us) opted for the...More

Thank JohnOF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the two course pre theatre menu, service was excellent, and the food was lovely, I wish we had gone earlier so there was time for three course x

Thank pauline502015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this to be a fine dinning experience. Booking was easy on-line and the food and service were also excellent. Tables are a little small and they are too close together in my opinion, and as a restaurant it attracts some pretentious clients. Overall,...More

1  Thank Gerard H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing. Great food and excellent wine. Staff were fantastic

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Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was friendly if a little slow, bearing in mind we were practically the only people lunching in the main restaurant that day. The food was well presented and very tasty.

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Thank lesparkhill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here regularly since the restaurant opened and it has always delivered excellent quality and service. This visit was no exception - highly recommended

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Thank Stephen P
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Questions & Answers
9 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$24 - US$100
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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: 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
  • 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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