Deanes at Queens

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British, Irish, Modern European

Deanes at Queens
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Part of Michelin-starred chef Michael Deane’s Belfast hospitality empire (six restaurants and counting), Deane’s at Queens is his outpost in Belfast’s university quarter. There’s nothing studenty about the cooking, however – this is very much special occasion territory for parents up in town treating their offspring, especially in summer, when the most coveted tables are on the leafy terrace overlooking the Methodist College.

The cooking follows the modern Irish template of traditional combinations of native produce lightened and brightened with influences from around the globe. Start, perhaps, with whiskey maple-cured salmon with braised butter lettuce, samphire and chorizo ragu ahead of grilled duck breast with miso dumpling, chargrilled greens and peanut, soy and sesame. This is a kitchen that can also do classical, though: witness grilled sole with cockles, buttered potato and roast crab sauce.

Puddings take a simpler path – lemon meringue custard tart with raspberries; wild honey panna cotta with spiced syrup, rhubarb and ginger cake – though you may prefer to end your meal in liquid form with a Nespresso Martini , Grasshopper or a glass of sweet Californian Black Muscat.  

Vegetarians and vegans, meanwhile, get five dishes each – Grand Padano risotto with buttered vegetables and tapenade, say, or roast beetroot salad with balsamic onion, pickled beetroot and spiced seeds. Kids, meanwhile, get the likes of grilled cod and champ, roast chicken and creamed potato, or a minute steak and chips, while those paying the bill might prefer to visit at lunchtime, when three courses clocks in at £22 and a carafe of wine is £12.  

The wine list is helpfully divided by style (light, fragrant and crisp whites; medium-bodied, ripe and smooth reds) with loads of choice under £30 and a trio of magnums for considerably more. Fizz includes sparklers from Portugal, Saumur and Prosecco as well as Forget-Brimont Champagne.  

About Deanes at Queens

Based in the university quarter of Belfast, Deanes at Queens offers locally sourced, hearty food in a beautiful area of the city.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Irish, Modern European
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates
Food Hygiene Rating

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Location for Deanes at Queens

1 College Gardens, Belfast, Co Antrim, BT9 6BQ

028 9038 2111


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 13:00-18:00
Mon 17:30-22:00
Tue 17:30-22:00
Wed 17:30-22:00
Thu 17:30-22:00
Fri 17:30-22:00
Sat 17:30-22:00
Sun Closed

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