I recently had a meal at Deans and it was one of the best meals and some of the best service I've even encountered! The staff were really friendly, the food was fresh and tasted amazing! Yes the portions are a bit on the small side but that's to be expected and there are lots of sides to choose from to 'super-size' your meal if that's what you want.I'd recommend that you go and give Deans ago, it dose have the reputation of been the best restaurant in Belfast and after my meal there I would have to agree!!!
Our meal at Deanes started out well; the soup was exquisite, we were excited with what the main meal would bring, until it came.
Now, I had been sure that there were no kiddy or childrens meals on that menu, yet there it was, my main meal presenting itself to me, looking just like a three year old kiddy meal.....about a small handful in size, of thin spaghetti, mixed with a tiny amount of crab, chilli and dried tomato. The taste was bland, and non exciting. The butter used was overwhelming in its dominant taste.
Sixty pound for the two soups, two main meals, and two glasses of red wine, plus tax and a service fee (boy, did I feel ripped off).......lucky there was a Burger King restaurant nearby on the way back to the hotel, where I was able to gain some substance that filled my moderately sized belly.
Yes, yes, yes, I blame myself for not saying a word, I tell myself that I should have said to the blind waiter, "Hey, take this back! Do I look like a ferkin lepprecorn, can't you see that I am a 100 kilo, six foot man that works hard and needs some sort of substantial substinance !"
I felt duped, but also wicked personally, that I spent that much money for so little in return; I could have fed at lest ten of the beggars standing in the streets nearby.
Simply awful. For what you pay, I have had better take aways.
I went to what i believed to be the best restaurant in Belfast with my husband only to be appalled by the level of poor quality service and bland and unexciting menu. upon arrival we were greeted by a charming French fellow who seated us and took our drinks order, after which the evening took a turn. it then took 15 minutes for the drinks to arrive after which a further 15minutes before any sign of a menu (and i failed to mention we were 1 of only 5 tables in the venue). after ordering from a very small and boring menu the starters came out 25 minutes later, only to be sent back as the scallops were undercooked. They did get it better second time around. For our main course we ordered a bottle of wine(st bury pinot noir) from who I can only assume was a manageress although it was hard to tell as all the staff were just standing at the bottom of the restaurant chatting. The girl obviously did not know her wine and brought me the house shiraz. The problem was fixed (with no apology) and then our main course came (some 45mins after our starters had left). Once they arrived we only had to ask for some main course cutlery before we could begin our meal. The main courses had mixed reviews, my husband enjoyed the duck however my risotto was under cooked but i had had enough of the evening and at this point was really hungry so ate it anyway. Which then brought us to the best part of the whole experience. Leaving!
"Best Restaurant in Belfast" I DONT THINK SO!