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One of the Best Restaurants in Belfast, James St. South offers a tasty and exciting dining experience in Belfast city centre. Serving the best local produce, with an extensive wine list and classic cocktails. 

Opened by chef Niall McKenna back in 2003 the menu is served up by Head Chef David Gillmore, who has retained the focus on classic cooking, using the best seasonal and local produce available with dishes including Strangford Lough Bouillabaise, fresh Game and venison, as well as freshly churned ice cream.  The restaurants current menu can be viewed here.

The dining room has been recently refreshed by leading local architects Aidan McGrath (McGonigle McGrath) transforming the restaurant into give a  lively, busy and contemporary dining room with a glamorous and unique look. Niall commissioned award winning ceramicist and local artist Derek Wilson to make a selection of wall hangings in the restaurant, which currently form part of his new collection of ceramics on sale through his studio.

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. Check out our current menus click here.

The Bar + Grill, Hadski’s and Cast and Crew

Alongside James St South, Niall McKenna and his team have three other restaurants in Belfast city centre, The Bar + Grill, Hadski’s and Cast and Crew Titanic. Private dining spaces are also available in these restaurants for  family or work event. For more information give us a call or email mcking@jamesstreetsouth.co.uk .

Niall also runs a cookery school offering a schedule of classes throughout the year, corporate events are also available on request.

To see what is happening in our restaurants follow us on our social media or search for our hashtag 

#greatfoodeveryday.

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