Before entering The Muddlers Club in Belfast, the locals informed me to brace myself, as the food was going to be a real treat. I would highly recommend asking a local to escort you there, because it is in an alleyway and it must the smallest restaurant signage I have ever seen. The sign is so small, it made me ponder that this place gives out a clear message. We are so good, who needs a sign after all.

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I didn’t know what the owner, Chef Gareth looked like, but I took an instant liking to one of the chefs behind the open air kitchen. His hair was slick, grey and long. I also noticed his tattoos and a real cheeky smile that welcomed me. I decided to sit as close as possible ,so I could continue to learn about the man himself. In no time at all, manager Garry gave me a nice Champagne and a book informing me of some of the finest chefs in Belfast. Whilst flicking through the book, I instantly recognized that the very man who seemed to be the most relaxed chef I have ever seen, was master chef Gareth himself.



My parents come from the Puglia area. So I was proud to taste the wine from that region and it was strong and very nice with my meals.


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For entree I had Short Rib, Lasagna and Truffle. Coming from an Italian background, I have to say it smelt and tasted delicious.

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Main Course

I am not a fan of venison so I thought I would try it. So I chose venison, parsley root, salt baked beets and bitter cherry jus. The venison was like ice cream, it just simply melted in my mouth. the combination was perfect.

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Very entertaining to watch Gareth at work. So make sure you ask for a front seat table.



New on the menu was pear, maple and white chocolate. So once again very light on the pallet but so yummy. I wish I could ask for more. The dessert wine was just divine.

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The atmosphere is great and very laid back. The locals warned me that I would return and I have to say.  Just seeing the guys at work including Gareth’s hairstyle it’s a must return.  Here are some other dishes to choose by. Big thank you to Garry who was ever so sweet.