Deanes EPIC Retains Its Michelin Star

Double delight for team Deanes with the publication of the Michelin Guide for Great Britain & Ireland 2020.  Deanes EIPIC has retained its Michelin Star and Deanes At Queens has once again been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand.

It’s the fifth year in a row that EIPIC, based in Deanes flagship premises in Howard Street, has won the prestigious Star.  The announcement was made at a ceremony in London today which was attended by Restaurateur Michael Deane and Deanes EIPIC Head Chef Alex Greene.  Michael Deane said “We are all absolutely delighted to win the Star for the fifth consecutive year and also retain our Bib Gourmand. It’s a true reflection of the dedication to high standards and the dogged hard work of the team at Deanes”.

Michael Deane himself is now celebrating his nineteenth Michelin Star over twenty-three years in four different venues. “There are many award ceremonies these days” he said “which people must find very confusing, but Michelin is globally recognised as the one truly objective judge of the quality and standard of restaurants”

He continued, “I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Chef Alex Greene who’s been at the helm of Deanes EIPIC for two years now.  He and his team have continued to consistently deliver the quality experience that our customers have come to expect and which they appreciate.”  

Alex began his cooking career in the Michelin Starred Deanes in 2007 and from there went on to work in Petrus by Gordon Ramsay, Claridge’s by Gordon Ramsay and The Cliff House in Ardmore, all Michelin Starred establishments.  

Michael Deane added “It’s also wonderful that our city of Belfast can now boast another Michelin Starred restaurant.  We congratulate Chef Gareth McCaughey at The Muddler’s Club which now sits alongside Deanes EIPIC and OX making our city a culinary destination for the increasing numbers of visitors who are coming here.”

Michael Deane also paid tribute to Deanes At Queens Head Chef Malachy McCafferty for the team’s repeated success at Deanes At Queens with the award of the Michelin Bib Gourmand signifying what Michelin describe as “exceptionally good food at moderate prices.”