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21 James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9043 4310
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17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
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Belfast
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My self and my wife went here befor going to the opera house. The food was excellent but way over priced. £120 for 1 starters and side off breads, 2 mains and a glass off wine each.

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

Dear Gareth D Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and we do hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda More 

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice meal but incredibly overpriced. 2 course meal with no drinks for £120. Far nicer spots at far more reasonable prices. In Belfast

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

Dear Ben R Thank you for taking the time to to post your review and we are sorry to read of your disappointment. We do hope that you will visit us again. Kind Regards Belinda More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd time lately for brunch with new menu this time. As always, staff and food excellent. 10 week old baby on second brunch visit. No problem for Niall McKenna who puts families first. Thank you

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

Hi Mary R Thank you so much for your review and taking the time to share your great comments with others. We are delighted you enjoyed your brunch visit with us and look forward to seeing you soon for your 3rd! Kind Regards Belinda More 

Ireland
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153 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited James St South on a busy Friday night - just as well I had a reservation, the place was buzzing. We were immediately shown to a nice table for two, just far enough away from the centre of the room which was rather crowded and noisy. From a nicely varied menu, I chose a crab starter (£10.50), my friend... More 

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

Dear TravelwithGar Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review and sharing your kind comments with others. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda More 

Lurgan
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went back again to James Street South having been there several times before. It was my husband's birthday and we were thrilled and touched to be greeted with a birthday card and a glass of prosecco each when we entered the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable in relation to what wine would best... More 

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

Dear Ailis M Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review and taking the time to share your kind comments with others. We are delighted you enjoyed your evening celebrating your husbands birthday and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda More 

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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner. £146 for two people - I've had much nicer meals in the city centre for half the price. The monkfish starter was excellent, the foie gras was ok. The halibut was slightly over-salted and the beef was... well, don't get the beef unless you like your meat bland and memorable for all the... More 

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

Dear Kirsty D Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We welcome all feedback and we are pleased that you enjoyed parts of your visit with us and sorry if we disappointed you in in others. We have taken on board all your comments and we do hope that this does not deter you from visiting us... More 

Vinjeoera, Norway
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134 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Belfast late in the evening and joined some business colleagues and supplier representatives who were already into the main course. To add two more to the table was not a problem. I had the duck which was very tasty with very little fat. Good wine, good service, close to our hotel and would definetly go again if I... More 

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

Dear Mark A Thank you for taking the time to post a review and sharing your kind comments with others. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us and look forward to welcoming you again the next time you are in Belfast. Kind Regards Belinda More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starter_ salmon, guinness cured salmon. 3-4 approx 1cm pieces of salmon in sauce,all with minimal flavour. Main - hake approx 2cm x 10cm portion to come with special for the evening prawn & clam. I asked the waitress had they forgotten the prawn & clams which she couldn't see on the plate also. There appeared to be maybe one or... More 

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

Dear hspratt Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal and service and are sorry if you felt disappointed by our Pre theatre menu, we are often complimented on how much good value it is. We do hope that this does not deter you from visiting again and look forward... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had dinner here for our anniversary, amazing food and very friendly staff.. we received a complimentary glass of bubbles and a happy anniversary card from the restaurant manager, nice touch!!

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

Dear Poppy O Thank you so much for your kind review and sharing your great comments with others. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda More 

N Ireland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I regularly visit James Street South for lunch. We always look forward to our visits and our most recent was no exception. The food is beautifully presented and is always of the highest standard. The staff are friendly and attentive and the lunch menu offers great value. We'll be back soon!

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

Dear GFMNIreland Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and sharing your kind comments with others. We are delighted you enjoy your lunch visits to us and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards Belinda 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$94
Cuisine
Irish, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
Saturday
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
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?