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James Street South

Shields House 21 James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9043 4310
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab lasagne” (24 reviews)
“tasting menu” (58 reviews)
“rabbit” (12 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:30All hours
Irish, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Shields House 21 James Street South | BT2 7GA, Belfast BT2 7GA, Northern Ireland
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11 - 20 of 998 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The actual menu only has one veg starte and main, however on asking the waitress, she came back with a whole lot more (non carbohydrate loaded ones), like vegetables baked in salt and a nouvelle cuisine salad. Staff were polite, but very serious. Restaurant was...More

Thank Ethee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very delightful lunch here after a day of touring Antrim Coast. The octopus was wonderful as was the crab with toast. Very friendly staff in a sleek and modern setting

Thank aretha23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice atmosphere. Excellent service. Helpful staff at all times. Excellent food. We would definitely go the this restaurant again.

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Thank Neville T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We opted for the 4 course taster menu with wine pairing for our anniversary dinner. The entire meal was perfect, wine exceptional and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Another fabulous visit to the restaurant!

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Thank Alison I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food really excellent and small touches that showed the staff were really on the ball - glasses always full but unobtrusively, meals all delivered to the right person without checking, staff friendly and courteous - really good, expensive but worth it

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Thank jonlloyd55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service, ambience and food are all exceptional and consistent time after time. Simply the best restaurant in Belfast.

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Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had dinner for 2 here. Glass of wine. Half pint of beer. Pheasant Breast and Piece of Cod. £53 While not excessively expensive It was a fairly forgettable experience. Good quality food albeit small portions (maybe this is just the style - fair enough- they...More

Thank Kim123z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here I think late April and it's took me a while to write my review Four of us went for dinner On arrival we where greeted and seated by a lovely guy Took our Coats and drink orders We all have a filet...More

Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service/food is good quality if you order the fish like me it was small you need a side (I had had a big lunch) my photos won’t upload!

Thank twinkletoes75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and service especially during the busy Christmas period when sometimes standards drop but not here!

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Thank leonalees
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Questions & Answers
8 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from JamesStSouth1 | Property representative |
Hi K only a few minutes walk
3 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from JamesStSouth1 | Property representative |
Hi No there is no dress code at James Street South.
louise c
29 November 2016|
Response from Managerjss | Property representative |
Hello, We will be finalising our Tasting Menu for New Year's Eve this weekend. Please check our website as it will be posted as soon as it is finalised. Thank you. Amy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$104
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shields House 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
  • E-mail
City Centre Restaurant with Cookery School. Using the best of Northern Irish produce for a seasonal menu. Pre theatre Mon-Fri £21.50, 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. Our other restaurants are The Bar & Grill at James Street South, Hadskis and Cast & Crew.
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