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James St., Belfast,

James St.

4.7
4.7
338 Reviews
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
James St is a casual and contemporary, brick-walled restaurant specialising in chargrilled and aged steaks. The charcoal grill plays centre stage, cooking not just some of the best steaks and prime cuts Northern Ireland has to offer but also fresh whole fish, pork and vegetables.

With a larger, more established bar area, a large range of wines are available alongside a considered spirit list and an extensive whisky offering. Locally produced beer, cider and gins take pride of place on the drinks menu.

Owned by Niall McKenna since 2003 the revamped James St. will offer locals and tourists a great dining experience in a Belfast city centre.

The restaurant team is headed up by Ryan Stringer as Executive Head Chef, Paul Vaughan as Operations Manager, Darrell O'Hanlon as Restaurant manager.

Bookings may be seated on stools at the bar.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, European, Irish
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 1:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    028 9560 0700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Stringer
  • Private party facilities
    The Restaurant has a 1st floor private dining room for up to 40 guests for business or pleasure. Guests dine from a fixed price set menu to suit your tastes and budget and be accompanied with a selection of wines to suit your palate and matched with the menu. Drinks receptions are also available for celebratory events and weddings.
  • Neighborhood
    Belfast
  • Cross street
    Brunswick Street, Bedford Street & Howard Street
  • Parking details
    There is pay and display on street parking located outside the restaurant. The nearest secure parking would be at the Europa Bus station car park.
  • Public transit
    Located within walking distance of Europa Bus &amp; Train stations and main Belfast hotels the Grand Central, The Europa, The Fitzwilliam, Durys and The Maldron. We are also within walking distance from Belfast attractions of The City Hall, The Crown Bar and the Grand Opera House.<br />Bookings may be seated on stools at the bar
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 338 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Overall

  • Northern Ireland

    Best Food

  • Northern Ireland

    Kid-friendly

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Northern Ireland

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Ireland

    Romantic

  • Northern Ireland

    Good for special occasions

  • Northern Ireland

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Northern Ireland

    Lively

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Overall

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Food

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Best Service

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for business meals

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for business meals

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Kid-friendly

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Great for fine wines

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Romantic

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Good for special occasions

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Belfast/Antrim

    Lively

347 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    On Saturday 24th May we attended the “restaurant” for my wife’s 75th birthday using a voucher given to us by our son. We were really looking forward to it. However, we were given a table in a room which was at the end of a very long dismal corridor, which was very disappointing. The room was lack lustre at best. The waiting staff were lovely but we ended up leaving before dessert and not using all the voucher as two “customers” were put right beside us and the language was so foul it couldn’t be repeated. They were vaping unbeknown to the staff, Face Timing with their mates and every word started with “f”. It certainly was not what I was expecting from James Street South. Maybe when booking you should be told where you will be sitting as the main restaurant looked lovely. My wife was almost in tears and didn’t know how to give feedback to our son who had given us the voucher with good intentions. Very sad.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our experience here. Super food and service in relaxed surroundings.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good food supported by excellent service, Fast, efficient and friendly.

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  4. McKaggatt

    Barcelona

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very noisy restaurant and food was below average. We ordered two pieces of meat rare and one came medium done and medium-done the other one.

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  5. Debs

    West Palm Beach

    307 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    307 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food but very noisy with tables too close together and lighting too bright.

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  6. RyanD

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been a few times now and the menu has something for everyone and my favourite sharing steak! Service is really great, attentive but not over the top like some places. One of my favourites!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great evening. A lot of atmosphere for a Monday night. Impeccable service. Excellent food. Great menu deal.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Excellent food, superb service staff, inviting atmosphere.

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  9. LizM

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were outstanding. Some customer voices were enthusiastically loud!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Couldn’t fault anything. As we were eating early the set menu was available which was exceptional value, and every course was incredibly tasty. The wine we chose was also delicious and our waiter and all the staff were really friendly, helpful and attentive without being overbearing. Highly recommend.

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FAQs

James St. is rated 4.7 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for James St.

19-21 James Street South, Belfast, BT2 7GA

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Brunswick Street, Bedford Street &amp; Howard Street
  • Neighborhood
    Belfast
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 1:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 1:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, European, Irish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is pay and display on street parking located outside the restaurant. The nearest secure parking would be at the Europa Bus station car park.
  • Public transit
    Located within walking distance of Europa Bus & Train stations and main Belfast hotels the Grand Central, The Europa, The Fitzwilliam, Durys and The Maldron. We are also within walking distance from Belfast attractions of The City Hall, The Crown Bar and the Grand Opera House.Bookings may be seated on stools at the bar
  • Payment options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Stringer
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    028 9560 0700
  • Private party facilities
    The Restaurant has a 1st floor private dining room for up to 40 guests for business or pleasure. Guests dine from a fixed price set menu to suit your tastes and budget and be accompanied with a selection of wines to suit your palate and matched with the menu. Drinks receptions are also available for celebratory events and weddings.
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