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Hillmount -The Gardeners Rest

56 Upper Braniel Road, | Castlereagh Hills, Belfast BT5 7TX, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9044 8213
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (16 reviews)
“traybakes” (7 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
56 Upper Braniel Road, | Castlereagh Hills, Belfast BT5 7TX, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the garden centre with my husband and 5 year old son Monday 28th May went to cafe for breakfast good service good until I got to the till. My son wanted a drink I attempted to take him behind the till where the drink...More

Thank marissann
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two of us visited Hillmount for tea and scones. The cafe is bright and airy and scones are huge. Plenty of choice with fruit, cherry , plain. Lots of options for lunch available too.

1  Thank Bernie S
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Visited today for lunch. Although cafe was extremely busy food arrived quickly for a party of five. I had chicken and broccoli bake which is served with potatoes and veg 😁

Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the garden centre just in time to rejuvenate ourselves with a refreshing cup of coffee and a lovely cinnamon scone. Both were very nice. The cafe was full of people tucking into all sorts of tasty dishes and staying out of the...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Visited for plant shopping , morning coffee and catch up with friends, nice scone and tray bakes, coffee ok too but no welcome, barely acknowledged, other than to take payment. Maybe having a bad morning face but not what customers expect. Choose here as ample...More

Thank irenajm
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Called to visit Garden shop and had a very enjoyable Coffee before buying. Others were enjoying late breakfasts , or early lunches, .....or Brunches. Great Restaurant, and Great Gardening , (and more), shop.

Thank Mo_DaW171
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Living on the middle braniel we visit here a lot, never been disappointed, even at crimbo when the queue was out the door you guys never fail to provide super food and service!!

1  Thank Kerrimac78
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Called in for santa visit. ..adults just had coffee and scones but granddaughter had children's roast beef dinner ....best value children's meal on the market. ..kiddies box accompanies the meal. ..definitely better value and quality than chain stores kids meals. ..will definitely get again. ..thank...More

1  Thank myrtle c
Reviewed 1 December 2017

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.

1  Thank Don I
Reviewed 26 November 2017

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

1  Thank thewanderinggypsy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
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 - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Upper Braniel Road, | 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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