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James Street South

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” (55 reviews)
“rabbit” (12 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
5:30 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Irish, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
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11 - 20 of 946 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the best restaurant experience abroad. Great location, exquisite staff and delicious food with researched mis-en-place and tasty flavours. We had Balinteer Farm Quail, Celeriac, Elderberry & Bacon + a supreme Dundrum crab with Kohlrabi and Chives. Closed with James St. South Ice Cream with...More

Thank Lorenzo G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By myself so ate at the bar It was fairly crowded for a Tuesday nite Great chowder Burger was ok No beer on draft so had some local IPA’s Service was excellent.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent - good food and great service- would certainly recommend - our second visit but will not be our last!!!

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Thank Violet S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Group of eight,Saturday night around 6pm Good welcome and shown to table straight away. Very proficient and professional service. Order taken with minimum of fuss . Very good menu with a good selection Excellent wine list,very good selection Food was excellent Crab starter was beautiful....More

Thank Derryman2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after seeing great reviews and really glad we did. The food was utterly delicious; we had crab and langoustine to start which were small portions but perfectly balanced. For main we had quail and steak respectively and both really enjoyed those. The service...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff catered to our every need, it was my partners birthday and they wrote a card and looked after us I don't have any complaints and would highly recommend the taster menu. If I could give this 10 stars I wouldn't think twice about...More

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Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to James St. South the first night as an exploratory affair, and we loved the discovery process. My wife had monkfish on the bone and I the partridge breast with crispy legs. Our waiter (David) recommended a side dish of Champ. What a...More

1  Thank Arthur H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An enjoyable meal, well cooked and presented. I would heartily recommend this restaurant for food and ambience.

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Thank norm532
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been disappointed at this restaurant. Just consistently strong in terms of food quality, service, knowledge of the menu and relaxed atmosphere. Sleep easy factor when entertaining guest or business associates. Repeat custom guaranteed.

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Thank jonathankW6814QC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited JSS bar and grill for dinner on Friday, we have been twice before and dinners been good, unfortunately on this occasion the service was very slow, my wife's chicken dish was dull and literally squashed BBQ style chicken, I had the fish fish I...More

1  Thank fastalien
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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$99
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: 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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