“Assured cooking in sophisticated setting” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
First time visitors to Deanes may be slightly disoriented as the calm EIPIC dining room is accessed via the bustling meat and fish restaurants that form part of this popular three-in-one operation. A sleek monochrome decor and linen-clad tables add an elegant touch to the restaurant where service is confident and knowledgable. The modern cooking is assertive, with high quality ingredients driving the menus. Scallop, peas, broad beans, bisque and sea herbs might be followed by lamb, garlic, hispi cabbage, soy, honey and miso. A tartlet of strawberry with meadowsweet ice cream makes for a stunning finale
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 30
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday to Tuesday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 1.30
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 17
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 9
- Cuisine style: Modern European
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The capital of Northern Ireland since 1920, Belfast is a solid Victorian city with many surprises in store. Although historically it has been at the centre of the Troubles and the well-documented conflict between Republicans and Unionists, today it’s a pleasant, peaceful and friendly European city.
It was built largely on the sea trading, shipbuilding and textile trades, with large public buildings that sit grandly amid fading red-brick terraces and commercial premises. Parts of Belfast are a bit shabby, but it’s modernising quickly along the River Lagan and around the heart of the city. Even in the less touristy areas there is plenty of life and atmosphere. Belfast people are generous with their time and help; they may speak with black humour and they enjoy conversation. The city is very easy to negotiate and there are a number of green and pleasant ways to get around: on foot or by bicycle, on one of the frequent city buses or cruising along the River Lagan on a boat.
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