1 Michelin Star Chefs: Michael Deane, chef owner, Deanes Eipic

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 16th April 2018

Michael Deane is from Lisburn, Northern Ireland. He started his career at Claridge's in London.

In 1993 he moved back to Northern Ireland and opened Deane's on the Square with his cousin, Haydn Deane in Helen's Bay, County Down.

Deanes Eipic


28-40 Howard St, Belfast BT1 6PF

Telephone: 028 9033 1134

Website: www.deaneseipic.com

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Head Chef: Alex Greene



Facebook: Deanes Restaurant


It was there he won his first Michelin Star. In 1997 he opened a two-storey establishment in Belfast's city centre on Howard Street. It included Deane's Brasserie on the ground floor which held a Bib Gourmand and Restaurant Michael Deane on the first floor.

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Head chef Alex Greene

and Michael Deane

In the same year the restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star. In 2007 the name of the restaurant was changed to Deanes. It held this one star accolade for 13 years, making it the longest running and only Michelin Star holder in Northern Ireland.

Deanes was also awarded four AA Rosettes. In 2011 Deanes lost the star because of a 4-month closure due to frost damage and severe flooding. The Brasserie held a Bib Gourmand from Michelin.

Michael now owns Deanes Meatlocker, Deanes Love Fish and Deanes Eipic, all of which are located on the ground floor of the Howard Street building with a private function room on the first floor.

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He also owns Deanes Deli on Bedford Street, located close to the BBC NI headquarters, Deanes at Queens in the Queens University area and Deane and Decano on the Lisburn Road, both in the South of the city.

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Chocolate, coffee, coconut

and yuzu

Deanes Eipic

Eipic is located in Belfast and was awarded a Michelin star in 2016. The head chef is Alex Green who took over from Danni Barry in late September 2017.

It is an elegant, refined, innovative, modern and glamorous dining experience, within Deanes flagship premises in Howard Street. Alex cooks locally sourced seasonal produce, creating dishes which are precise, balanced, wholesome and full of flavour. The weekly menu is based on chefs’ relationship with hand-picked suppliers. The Tasting Menu offers seven courses.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 16th April 2018

1 Michelin Star Chefs: Michael Deane, chef owner, Deanes Eipic