Deanes EIPIC

“Confident modern cooking in sophisticated surroundings” - AA Inspector



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It may be a little confusing for first-timers, but Deanes is a tripartite set-up, with dedicated meat and fish restaurants, through which bustly environs you pass to reach the more softly accented EIPIC dining room, a soothingly lit space adorned with a trio of stylised full moons. Alex Greene worked his way from Dundrum to London and back to Belfast, and brings a cosmopolitan modernist sensibility to the kitchen, sending out a four- and six-course menus, plus a cracking value three-course lunch that speaks of confidence and innovative energy at every turn. Highlights might be aged Shorthorn beef with mooli radish, ponzu and quail’s egg, followed by a flawlessly timed turbot with shiitake mushrooms, smoked bacon dashi, turnip and wild leek. Dessert might combine Guanaja chocolate, coconut, yuzu and coffee. Accompanying wines are served either by small glass or shot measure, a helpful touch of flexibility that allows you to pace yourself from course to course.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Deanes EIPIC
36–40 Howard Street, BELFAST, BT1 6PF


  • Seats: 30
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Days Closed: Sunday to Tuesday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 1.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 17
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 9
  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu

About The area

Discover Belfast

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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