Food review: Muddlers Club restaurant, Belfast

The Muddlers Club Cathedral Quarter belfast Food

No muddling, get thyself to The Muddlers Club

The Muddlers Club is one of the hardest restaurants to get a table in Belfast, it’s also pretty tricky to find, especially if you’re not from Belfast and you’ve partaken in a few refreshments throughout the day! Persevere and in the Cathedral Quarter, in an alleyway between Waring Street and Commercial Court you shall find your goal!

The Muddlers Club Cathedral Quarter belfast Food

The Muddlers Club is named after a secret society and local branch of The Society of United Irishmen who sought to create an Independent Ireland who met there over 200 years ago. There’s no need to be a member of the club to visit (although booking a table is highly recommended as it is extremely popular).

The Muddlers Club Cathedral Quarter belfast Food
Now that’s a bar!

There is a 5-course tasting menu as well as full vegetarian and vegan menus.  If pennies are tight, make a visit at lunch time to try the dishes separately.

The Muddlers Club Cathedral Quarter belfast Food

Inside the decor is industrial with rustic plates to showcase the dishes. It’s also very dark so apologies for the photos…


Each dish on the menu comes listed as a selection of ingredients, so you don’t know what to expect.  Don’t worry too much, the staff explain each piece so you aren’t left going “Umm what is that?”

The Muddlers Club Cathedral Quarter belfast Food Crab | Tomato | Pasta| Bisque

Tomato ravioli filled with crab served in a light bisque foam so not overly fishy but oh so tasty!

The Muddlers Club Cathedral Quarter belfast Food Seared beef | Egg | Dill

Looking fresh from the garden, this was light and dainty with peppery, earthy flavours and flavoursome beef.

The Muddlers Club Cathedral Quarter belfast Food Cauliflower | Onion | Leek | Smoked Cheese

Went for a veggie option as we love cauliflower and the allium family of veggies. Like the previous dish, this was earthy and moreish. Cauliflower, potatoes, leek and cheese – we were sure that these ingredients together was sure to be amazing, and it was!

The Muddlers Club Cathedral Quarter belfast Food

Duck | Gnocchi | Sweetcorn | Cherry | Almond

An unusual mix of ingredients but bloody delicious said Mr Foodie, a plate soon cleared was the verdict.

The Muddlers Club Cathedral Quarter belfast Food Banana | Caramel | Peanut Butter | Chocolate

Hands up, this was purely ordered for the mention of peanut butter and caramel. Add to this banana and chocolate and you get a comforting childhood-like pudding that looks swish.

The Muddlers Club Cathedral Quarter belfast Food

Cherry | Milk | Mocha | Marshmallow

Chocolate and gooey marshmallow. Again mmmms were heard from the other side of the table. So much sweetness, a happy Mr F!


The Muddlers Club may be hard to find and get into but it is worth seeking out. Service was excellent, both relaxed yet attentive where needed. Exciting food using top ingredients. We’ve been to Belfast four times now and this has been our best meal so far! Get booked in now!

The Muddlers Club Cathedral Quarter belfast Food


The Muddlers Club,
Warehouse Lane,
(Just off Waring St or Exchange Place)
Cathedral Quarter,


Telephone: 02890313199


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Disclaimer: we received a complimentary meal but our review is accurate as the food really is incredible!

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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