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Ireland’s 100 best restaurants for 2023

We a thrilled to announce we have made the 2023 'Ireland's 100 best restaurants list' by John & Sally McKenna. We have made the list and claimed the 4th spot on the list

The exclusive list is compiled by a panel of judges who travel around Ireland to visit restaurants before deciding which ones should make the list. The 2023 list represents the best of what Ireland has to offer when it comes to food & drink. John and Sally McKenna have long been supporters of Irish food and drink and tourism in general. Their work brings food lovers straight to the heart of contemporary Irish cooking.

Describing James St, John and Sally praised executive head chef Ryan Stringer's local links to his home county.

"Stringer goes back to his Tyrone roots when it comes to steak: he hails from Dungannon and sources his meats from the peerless Lisdergan Butchery of Fintona," they said. "The result is meat cookery of the highest standard, and if we suggest the crab and chilli linguine to start and the 70 per cent chocolate tart for dessert, you will have experienced the perfect meal. Twenty years old and frisky as a pup, James St is on top form."

Every one of our guests can expect an experience like no other when they visit us at our restaurant.

We are very proud to have made the list once again. We work hard to give our guests a great experience, so this award is a testament to our team's dedication and commitment to making sure that every guest leaves happy. We have some excellent staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes to give our guests an unforgettable dining experience every time they visit.

We are a family-run business that has been open for almost 20 years, located in the heart of Belfast and open Monday 5 pm to late, Tuesday & Wednesday CLOSED (Private Hire Available) Thursday 5 pm to late, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1 pm to late.

We are delighted to have been named as one of Ireland's 100 best restaurants for 2023. This is a huge achievement, and we would like to thank all our staff, customers and suppliers who have helped us reach this milestone in our history. We look forward to continuing our journey with you all!

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