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Hillmount -The Gardeners Rest

56 Upper Braniel Rd | Castlereagh Hills, Belfast BT5 7TX, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9044 8213
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“scones” (15 reviews)
“traybakes” (7 reviews)
“baked potato” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
56 Upper Braniel Rd | Castlereagh Hills, Belfast BT5 7TX, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for lunch with a large group of family and friends and were very pleased by what we found. It's a simple self-service place, no frills but good food and plenty of choice.

Thank Don I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended a private function here and was very pleasantly surprised at how well it was planned and executed. It is very cosy and easily accessible from the car park. No need to go through the main building if you so desired although I would...More

Thank thewanderinggypsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Garden Centre to see the Christmas displays and check out gifts for Christmas. It was a very cold day and we decided to have some lunch, we both opted for the Irish Stew. It was just getting ready and...More

Thank BlueWilz1
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Called in to view Christmas displays and stayed for coffee and scones. Great service and tasty snacks. Very busy for weekday lunch. Good food and choices.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I was at the Hillmount Center in the private function room attending at a buffet style refreshment after a funeral.... Must say it was really a pleasant experience...well packed sandwiches, chicken satay, sausage rolls, vol au vonts etc. and all were delicious... Must also say...More

Thank Holsarem G
Reviewed 5 September 2017

typical garden centre coffee shop but lots of sitting only had a scone and tea but scone was lovely lots of sitting but i imagine it would be very busy at lunchtime the 'shop' part of the garden centre is huge and a nice place...More

Thank polar1
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch with work colleagues. Really enjoyed the home made meals. The others liked their meals. And wolfed them down though did think they were a little over salted. I had to wait a bit for my burger but it was lovely. Would...More

Thank S M
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I called in the other day with my children must say food was lovely. Staff very helpful . Ryan the chef and Tracy who cleared my table was wonderful and extremely helpful. They listened to my problems and went out of there way to help...More

Thank wallskate
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Called in on Saturday morning for breakfast with my father and daughter. Safe to say I will never be back again as 5 members of staff, each and every one as nasty as the next one. I have never seen such bad customer service in...More

Thank Gibbet26
HillmountNursery, Owner at Hillmount -The Gardeners Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Hi Thanks for the feedback. Im really sorry you had such a bad experience. We really do pride ourselves on offering friendly customer service. But clearly on this occasion we have failed to do so. We have recently changed how we present, cook and offer...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Call in to the Hillmount to view BBQ's and garden furniture.whilst there as we had time on our hand before collecting our grand daughter so we decided to have coffee only. There is always plenty of customers some just come to the Resturant. It is...More

Thank stephen a
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:45 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Upper Braniel Rd | Castlereagh Hills, Belfast BT5 7TX, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9044 8213
  • E-mail
The Gardeners Rest Cafe serves everything from a quick coffee to a Roast Beef Dinner made with local produce. The homemade Pavlova with fresh cream & berries or Lemon Meringue are hard to say no to.Located in the Castlereagh Hills just outside of Belfast. Covered outdoor balcony, baby station, private function room with capacity for 50 guests, BBQ Cooking School, Free Wi Fi Disabled Access
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