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James Street South

21 James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast, Northern Ireland (City Centre)
02890434310
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Ranked #30 of 736 restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $128
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: City Centre
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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English first
Salem, Massachusetts
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189 reviews 189 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Americans traveling through, my wife and I ate her on two consecutive nights; the first was so good we just had to return. The setting is lovely; the service very professional, yet warm; and the food is amazing. On our first night we had cured salmon, artichoke, mushroom ravioli, gnocchi, broccoli, cheese plate, passion fruit granite and after-dinner drinks. On... More

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Berlin, Germany
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Handy place to know about if you are probe to ding out a little later than usual in Northern Ireland's premier city which is not renowned for late night openings, This is a first class restaurant with a very varied menus

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

I went here last night with my fiancée for the first time. The staff were very friendly and attentive and knowledgeable with regards to the menu. We opted for the 4 course taster meal and what a surprise package this was. A crab based starter followed by a turbot taster then main course of beef with champ and finished off... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Fish, chicken and steak cooked to perfection and delicious as were the accompanying vegetables. The staff were very aware of GF and anything they were not sure of, they asked chef. This is refreshing and makes dining out a much more relaxed affair for those with allergies. The only thing I can fault and I really found the level of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

On our trip to Belfast, we had dinner in this restaurant and from the minute we walked in until we left, the service was great and the food was so good, with a lovely bottle of wine, we really enjoyed dining there and would recommend it to everybody.

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Crossgar
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Enjoy the atmosphere of Belfast at James Street South. The staff very friendly and attentive, service was excellent and the food amazing. The best steak I've ever tasted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We really enjoyed our evening at James Street South from the minute we walked through the door the staff were very attentive. We had the taster menu with wine pairing and it was fabulous, all the food was locally sourced. The Antrim steak was one of the best steaks that I have ever had! Each course was explained to us... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great big menu to choose from and to different restaurants so choice is definitely not a problem at this James Street South venue

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Dublin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I really enjoyed the food at this restaurant. The parsnip and quince soup was divine, the turbot likewise. I prefer cosy restaurants however and this isn't. It's quite bright and the tables are pretty close together and it's not the kind of place I'd want to linger over a few glasses of wine. Though we only had the table for... More

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Ballycastle
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was very disappointed and annoyed with James Street South after a pretty dire evening there this weekend just past. From the start we didn’t feel we were really made to feel welcome. We had different servers throughout the night and it just came across as though we were in a production line. We felt rushed, cramped and tortured by... More

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