One of Northern Ireland’s best-known fine dining restaurants is to undergo a £500,000 expansion.
The overhaul at Deanes on Howard Street in Belfast city centre is creating 30 jobs, bringing the workforce to 150.
New and extended restaurants will include a seafood bar, a grill and the Eipic Restaurant.
Managing director Michael Deane said: “Deanes has had a successful few years and I am delighted to be in a position to invest further, not just in our business but in our city.
“Despite recent setbacks, Belfast remains vibrant and our customers have continued to endorse our passionate belief in it as a city to be enjoyed by both local people and tourists.”
A champagne bar is to open as part of the expansion while the seafood bar will be extended to seat 100. An Argentinian grill will focus on meat. The restaurants will open next month.
Deanes also operates Deanes Deli and Vin Cafe, Deanes at Queens and Deane and Decano in Belfast.