Belfast Telegraph

Belfast's James Street South crowned best restaurant in Ireland

By Margaret Canning

Belfast restaurant James Street South has added to the city's culinary glories after being crowned best restaurant in Ireland.

Niall and Joanne McKenna's fine dining flagship was singled out as Ireland's best restaurant in the 2016 Georgina Campbell Awards. The restaurant critic said: "Many fans would, and do, travel great distances for the pleasure of a meal at Niall and Joanne McKenna's famous Belfast restaurant, and a meal here is always sure to be a memorable occasion."

The McKennas' other venues, Hadskis and James Street South Bar + Grill, were also named two of Ulster's best restaurants in Food and Wine Magazine's Restaurant of the Year Awards.

Their success follows the return of the ultimate accolade in dining, the Michelin star, to Belfast after a five-year absence. Both Ox and Michael Deane's Eipic were awarded stars.

Belfast Telegraph