Michael Deane: The Restaurateur
"Michael Deane has achieved more than any other chef in the whole of Ireland and his commitment is recognised by the many awards won by him personally as well as Deanes Restaurant."
Stephen Scuffel, Chairman of Judges Craft Guild of Chefs UK Restaurant Chef of the Year
Michael Deane has revolutionised the eating out scene in Belfast. He has held a Michelin Star for 12 years, the longest ever in Ireland.
He puts his consistent success down to a winning team of 100 professionals working throughout all seven Deane's restaurants, each one of whom takes responsibility for providing the best local food, cooked with flair and imagination and served to perfection.
At Michael Deane's restaurants, the food is straightforward but inspired, just like the man himself.
"From my earliest days I wanted to set a standard for the best quality and the best value eating out experience possible. Over the years I have come to learn that it is the customers not the critics, who decide if you are a success and that is very humbling. Thankfully our dedication to sourcing the best local produce and demanding the highest standards of cooking and presentation continues to please customers at home, as well as those visiting from abroad, and that is the only secret to our success."