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James Street South

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21 James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
02890434310
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: City Centre Restaurant with Cookery School. Using the best of Northern...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the best in Belfast

Very kind accommodation of our voucher which had expired (due to family illness) A refund was given of the amount not used on our first visit. Excellent and courteous service by Natasha and ?Mary Clare at time of booking. We opted for the lunch menu which has a superb range on offer. Good value... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Tom M
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very kind accommodation of our voucher which had expired (due to family illness) A refund was given of the amount not used on our first visit. Excellent and courteous service by Natasha and ?Mary Clare at time of booking. We opted for the lunch menu which has a superb range on offer. Good value for money for a 3 course... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a modern restaurant. The design is very nice. not loungy but very comfortable. The food menu is varied with modern takes on traditional food. This is great for those who like a chic modern restaurant .

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic restaurant and excellent food service from all the staff! Brilliant all round. I have frequented James Street South several times and I am never disappointed with either the food or the service!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I had lunch at this restaurant in the city centre. Good service, excellent food. Delighted to see Hogget on the menu and my Donegal sea trout was excellent. Nice wine and ambience too? Will definitely be back.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Dropped in to this restaurant for lunch last Friday on back of Tripadvisor reviews. I hesitated when I arrived on the street where the restaurant is located but went ahead anyway. The meal was excellent, food was of very high quality, service very friendly and professional. I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant and dill be back.

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very nice and a big thank you to the staff! Went for the sampler menu - excellent lovely wine's and the food wasn't bad :) highly recommended and jade was very attentive once again thank you, till the next time

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I visit James Street South regularly and the food is always consistently tremendous. However what makes this restaurant the best in Belfast is the service staff. Jade and Amy looked after our table of 4 on Friday night and small details were impressive. When one of our party went to the bathroom, Jade refolded his napkin for return. Once introduced... More 

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N. Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

What a wonderful experience! I am fan of Hadskis (a sister restaurant) but this is rather more refined and a place I can't wait to return to. The menu is seasonal and produce comes from local suppliers, and the waiting staff are more than happy to answer any questions. The chef even informs them the way he would recommend it... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visited with friends had an excellent meal staff very attentive. Good choices from the extensive menu. Has a catering school attached friends attended a bread making course which was fun and very informative.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Was here recently for dinner and everything seemed above board. Good menu, specials and drinks list. Overall I had a very pleasant visit and would return

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Additional Information about James Street South

Address: 21 James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 02890434310
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > City Centre
Average Prices: USD 28 - 117
Cuisine: Barbecue, European

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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
  • Neighborhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: 02890434310

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 117
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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