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James Street South Restaurant

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Serious city-slicker cooking in a sharp venue

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Tucked away behind City Hall, this capacious red-brick former linen mill makes a serene and understated setting for refined, French-accented food, as witnessed in a starter of coffee-roasted carrots pointed up with crème fraîche and tarragon vinegar caramel. Regional ingredients take a leading role, such as the local monkfish, John Dory and hake in a signature Irish Sea bouillabaisse, or the Baronscourt Estate venison that is partnered with turnip and a mushroom 'cottage pie'. Bargain lunch and pre- and post-theatre options keep things affordable, and there are tasting menus with matching wines if you're going for broke. To finish, dark chocolate and black cherries make an intense version of clafoutis.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1 January, Easter Monday, 12–15 July, 25–26 December
  • Days closed: Sunday
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Tuesday
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): David Gillmore

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern, Classic
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 40
  • Wines over £30: 35
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • Starter from: £8.50
  • Main course from15.50
  • Dessert from: £5
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 40
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Getting here

Between Brunswick Street and Bedford Street.

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Nearest train station

Great Victoria Street
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