IN MARCH 2022 THIS RESTAURANT HAD NOT YET REOPENED
Deanes Deli Bistro & Vin Café 42-44 Bedford Street BT2 7FF Belfast
On the 23rd March 2020 Deans Belfast announced that they had suspended operations because of Covid-19 restrictions. More recently I came across the following: “During September 2022 Deanes will offer new employees a special incentive cash bonus! New recruits will benefit from a £500 net bonus payment after 6 months service and a further £500 net reward after 1 year in the Company on top of their competitive salary.”
Michael Deane (born 19 March 1961) is a chef from Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
Deane 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. 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 and Restaurant Michael Deane on the first floor. In the same year the restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star. In 2007 the name of the restaurant was changed to the simpler Deanes. It held this for 13 years, making it the longest running and only Michelin Star holder in Northern Ireland however lost this accolade in 2011, because of a 4-month closure due to frost damage and severe flooding. Deanes has also been awarded four Automobile Association Rosettes. The Brasserie held a Bib Gourmand from Michelin. Deane 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. 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.