We are open for lunch Wednesday to Saturday from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and for dinner Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm to 9.30pm.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Gluten Free Available
- Easy Access
- Business Lunch
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Free WiFi
About James Street South
Fine Dining Restaurant in Belfast serving up the freshest Northern Irish produce for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday.
James St. South offers a modern dining experience with great food and an exciting wine list in Belfast city centre.
Originally opened in 2003 by chef Niall McKenna, the interiors have been refurbished by Aidan McGrath (McGonigle and McGrath Architects) transforming the restaurant to give a modern, contemporary feel with its extensive pass and bar area running the length of the restaurant making it glamorous and unique; the perfect place for that pre dinner drink.
The menu served up by Head Chef David Gillmore focuses on classic cooking using the best of locally sourced produce with signature dishes including Strangford Lough Bouillabaise and Organic Lamb... For a peek at our current menus click here.
Niall McKenna is actively involved in running the restaurant with his team and has 2 further restaurants, as well as the Cookery School in Belfast. All of the restaurants offer a unique and distinct dining experience. The one thing all restaurants have in common is the belief in great hospitality with food to match. To find out what is happening at the restaurants hashtag #greatfoodeveryday.
Had a lovely meal here. The staff were very welcoming and the food was excellent. I would really recommend you try this restaurant.
Excellent evening all round
The service was fantastic and friendly, and the food was spectacular. A great way to enjoy our second night in Belfast. We'll definitely be coming back next time we visit!
William and the front of house team do a fantastic job in welcoming guests. The food and service on Saturday evening was excellent. Many Thanks.
Great meal packed with distinct flavours
Fantastic and fully recommend it. The food was out of this world
We had a very enjoyable meal - excellent food and very attentive service
The service and food was fantastic.
i cannot fault the front of house staff or service. having been there before renovations i was greatly disappointed in our table allocation. i felt that i was eating in the staff area of the restaurant and totally felt out of the atmosphere completely. if i return i would have to make sure i was in the main restaurant area not the guley!
Toilets would need checked up on more frequently.
Service was excellent, knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. Nice mix of formality and friendliness.
A fantastic experience. Food was top-notch and the service exceptional. Thank you for making a great night, even more special.
Excellent quality food, never anything else
It was our first time at JSS and certainly won't be our last. From entering to leaving we were given the best level of service which was accompanied by some outstanding food. Thank you.
This restaurant has been our favourite for the last few years. Unfortunately our experience on Friday night was not up to the usual high standard. The food was greatly disappointing. I had the crab and cod both of which had no flavour and my husband had the langoustines and the rib eye. JSS has been our special place to go for special occasions but after last night we felt very let down and for what we paid it was not worth the cost.
My favourite restaurant anywhere.
Just thought it was a bit expensive but lovely setting and we'll looked after by the staff.
Staff were excellent throughout and wel informed with every dish, especially enjoyed the BBQ Pork Steak
I had an excellent meal on Friday lunchtime. The only disquieting thing was that my guest and I were alone in a loverly space. While a chill room for stressed executives/professionals has it's place, the absence of other guests for a first class product, was disappointing. Nothing to do with the restuarant, a move away from fine dining to more informal/casual food in a more circumspect age with regard to wine consumption and expenditure perhaps? I certainly will return in early course.
Great meal yet again!
Service not amazing to be honest. Bit slow to clear. Weird incident where water arrived (fairly insistently) that we didn't order. Food was delicious but menu choice a little poor I felt. Quite fish heavy which was fine for me not super for my guests. I didn't feel the surroundings lent any ambience, a little too utilitarian for my taste.
Excellent as usual