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The Bar + Grill

Shields House 21 James Street South, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9560 0700
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Irish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shields House 21 James Street South, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Note these are two very different restaurants. The bar & grill is more low key but with high quality food and service. Strangely they could only offer us a table @ 1830 on a Friday , yet 6 tables remained empty even when we left...More

1  Thank Conor F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another superb night at Bar and Grill. Highest quality food and polished service. However starting to get concerned at prices. Steaks now up to £35. Quality is excellent but I hate with a passion added 10,% service charges. Why can I not decide the level...More

Thank Sam F
Reviewed 1 week ago

i have visited here twice the last week for lunch as their lunch time steak sandwich and fries is amazing! For £10.50 it is an absolute bargain. My friend also got a cocktail special, raspberry and coconut margarita i think it was called and it...More

Thank GypsySunandRainbows
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb lunch: I had two delicious starters and my husband a steak sandwich with a choice of pre lunch artisinal gins and a decent red at a fair price. A good atmosphere with friendly service - just the right amount of craic to make us...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch here and based on the reviews I read, I decided on a steak cooked on their special grill. The meat had a nice flavour, good portion size. No complimentary bread, so I ordered some and there wasn't anywhere near enough butter for...More

Thank FranceneMVR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted for this restaurant on our last night in Belfast to top of an amazing trip and an incredible and exhausting day. It was recommended by our Lonely Planet guide and we hadn't made a reservation so when we arrived it was very busy...More

Thank Christin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff, superb food, reasonable prices, nice ambience. You don’t expect such a nice place in this street. One of the better steak houses in Belfast

Thank Harold B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Bar + Grill on the recommendation of a friend and we were not disappointed, the food was amazing, super steaks but a little heavy on the salt on the accompanying chips, service was great and they have a great selection of drinks....More

Thank Peepser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was delicious, love the flavor of the meat. The staff was attentive and friendly. Very quaint atmosphere.

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Thank kimkim1025
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked in for our wedding anniversary had chowder which was so fresh and tasty. Then we had the steak for main I have never tasted steak like this charred on the outside and cooked to perfection. Staff are very professional and friendly. Would highly recommend.

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Kathryn T
7 August 2018|
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Response from Harold B | Reviewed this property |
Not outside, may be inside
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Karen H
17 July 2018|
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Response from Belinda T | Property representative |
Hi apologies for the late response, we have some stools at the bar and if available you are more than welcome to have a drink at the bar.
Isobel T
24 March 2017|
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Response from JamesStSouth1 | Property representative |
Hi Isobel Yes we do take Amex. Belinda
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shields House 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 9560 0700
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The Bar + Grill is a stylish and lively restaurant in Belfast serving an extensive menu for all day dining. We are renowned for our steaks which are cooked on a charcoal grill which give the meat unique taste and texture and we have an extensive menu of fresh fish daily running alongside our home comfort specials of fresh pasta, fish pie and brunch at the weekends, as well as a Roast on a Sunday. We have a carefully selected list of wines from the world, as well as cool cocktails and local craft beers. We are located minutes walk away from the Europa Hotel, The Crown Bar and the City Hall. Our other restaurants include James Street South, Hadskis and Cast & Crew.
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