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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 308
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    Very good
  • 45
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  • 27
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Staff make the place

We had the tasting menu with wine. Main course Was gorgeous. Couple of courses were good but not awe inspiring. What made the night was the maître de who was a fantastic host. Worth his weight in gold. Over all great night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We had the tasting menu with wine. Main course Was gorgeous. Couple of courses were good but not awe inspiring. What made the night was the maître de who was a fantastic host. Worth his weight in gold. Over all great night.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Visited James Street South with my husband a few weeks ago on a Saturday night for a romantic meal out and I was not disappointed. We received a gift voucher from my parents for Christmas and I couldn't wait to go. We had booked our table for 8pm but it wasn't quite ready when we arrived so we sat at... More 

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Managerjss, Public Relations Manager at James Street South, responded to this review

Hi theoohwahwah, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we're delighted that you enjoyed your meal here, and we are thrilled that you could see the passion and enthusiasm that our staff have for the food here. We really appreciate your comments and will pass them on to the chefs and waiters here at James Street South.... More 

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Readers please don't miss the JSS dining experience. The food is exceptional the service is impeccable the surroundings is delightful. Can you say anymore. Thanks guys. 😉

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Managerjss, Public Relations Manager at James Street South, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, Natalie More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I was here three years ago for the Titanic Tasting Menu, which was excellent and I was not disappointed this time either. The crab lasagne was divine, with beautiful flavours of the sea delicately layered with circular wisps of pasta. The breads for the table, though we initially declined, were fabulously delicate, soft & directly out of the oven- also... More 

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Managerjss, Public Relations Manager at James Street South, responded to this review

Hi Lynsey, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us, and we'll pass on your comments to our chefs! We look forward to welcoming you to our restaurant again in the future! Many thanks, Natalie More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Came here for a family lunch and was given a warm welcome by the friendly staff! Ordered the steak which was cooked to perfection & they even got us some peppered sauce even though it wasn't on the menu! Sides were different to what most restaurants would offer but delicious, the broccoli and almonds in particular! Lovely bottle of wine... More 

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Managerjss, Public Relations Manager at James Street South, responded to this review

Hi Kerry, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant; we really value your feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us, and hope to welcome you back to our restaurant in the future. Many thanks, Natalie More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Had the tasting menu with wine paring starter crab bisque with pasta was served cold would have been better warm beef was a little tough although ordered medium rare service haphazard seemed to be reading from a script lacking genuine passion not offered coffee or liquors at the end has the potential to be excellent but needs to up its... More 

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Managerjss, Public Relations Manager at James Street South, responded to this review

Hi Conal, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we appreciate your feedback as it is important to us that we improve any areas where we did not excel. I'm sad to hear that you didn't enjoy your time with more, and I have passed on your comments and suggestions to the team at James Street South.... More 

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I visited here while I was away on business. It's just around the corner from the hotel so thought I'd give it a go. The food was amazing, the staff very attentive and it has s lovely ambience. Great stuff! Will definitely return.

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Managerjss, Public Relations Manager at James Street South, responded to this review

Hi Dannibabes, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal here, and would look forward to seeing you again in the future. Many thanks, Natalie More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were given a voucher for dinner from our son as a present. The location, food, staff and atmosphere was excellent. From the moment we arrived we were treated brilliantly; the waitress we had was excellent, really chatty and very professional, as were all the staff who we spoke to. What I liked about the service was there were plenty... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visiting Belfast for the weekend with another couple , we settled on James Street South for our Saturday evening dinner treat . And boy are we glad we did . We booked last minute so got a 10pm table - chose the 5course tasting menu with wine pairings - absolutely 1st class and good value for money. Nothing was too... More 

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Booked this restaurant for Mother's Day and just disappointed staff were fab but food really not up to par Two of our party opted for specials of roast beef the portion of beef was two and a half tiny thin slices (size of a buis card ) and it was extremely dry ,two small roast potatoes and a carrot and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 27 - 113
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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