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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (15 reviews)
“traybakes” (7 reviews)
“baked potato” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
56 Upper Braniel Rd | Castlereagh Hills, Belfast BT5 7TX, Northern Ireland
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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 12 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 9 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 2 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
Reviewed 18 November 2017 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 8 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.

1  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 14
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
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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