Opened in 2003 by Niall and Joanne McKenna, this award winning restaurant marries the best of Northern Irish produce with classical French cooking.

James St South is one of Belfast's finest award-winning restaurants serving contemporary Irish produce.
Opened back in 2003 James St South is headed up by chef, David Gillmore and manager, William King. It serves up lunch, a set pre-theatre menu and an ever-changing à la carte and tasting menus. The restaurant has a fantastic wine list and cocktail menu serving up local beers and spirits.
James Street South's Private Dining Room is located on the first floor above The Bar + Grill. It is a perfect backdrop for all private dining occasions whether business or pleasure. The room can accommodate up to 40 people for a sit down meal and up to 60 for a stand up canapé party.
The Cookery School at James Street South is a purpose built interactive kitchen and is perfect for sharing their passion for produce and cooking with you. It is the ideal location to participate in practical cookery classes or demonstrations. The Cookery school is also an ideal location for corporate team building days or for client specific events, demonstrations and product launches, you can view the full catalogue of classes by visiting
21 James Street South,

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Evening pre theatre, 2 or 3 courses for £18.50 and £21.50
  • Private Dining Available

    The location boasts a Private Dining Room with a purpose built kitchen and interactive widescreen capabilities which can accommodate up to 40 people for a sit down meal or standing reception.

    In 2011 The Cookery School at James Street South was launched, which plays host to public and private cookery lessons, demonstrations and wine tasting evenings. The Cookery School and Private Dining Room facilities have proven to be a popular location for business meetings, product launches and team building events.

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