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Hillmount -The Gardeners Rest

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56 Upper Braniel Rd | Castlereagh Hills, Belfast BT5 7TX, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9044 8213
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:45
Mon - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 09:00 - 19:30
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here yesterday while looking for some plants. The chiken tikka masala was completely bland and tasteless and the stew was so thick and heavy that it was practically inedible. The rice was heated in a microwave and was gloopy. We both ended up abandoning our meals and headed for the exit. No one asked us... More 

Thank _agneshives
HillmountNursery, Manager at Hillmount -The Gardeners Rest, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you for getting in touch and leaving us we some feedback. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service to all our customers and it is very disappointing to hear this is not how you felt. After receiving your comments, I spoke with the head chef and cafe supervisor. They have confirmed to me that... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had a scone and coffee before getting proper lunch. There is a lovely changing Recipe. There is plenty of space, it's clean. Staff are nice there.

Thank ArtWhite2015
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Been here and the food is great had chicken and brocilli bake with salad was very filling but then couldn't resist the pavlova it was to die for cost less than £14.00 and felt full all day worth the money

1 Thank Diane B
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We are regular visitors to Hillmount on special occassions such as Easter, Halloween Christmas etc. We like to have coffee or snack when we visit. Staff are very friendly and welcoming.The menu off food is varied, ranging from sandwiches, toasties,panninis to delicious dinners and salads. The only downfall i found was i wanted to bring home piece of pie for... More 

Thank Christine D
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Took my two boys to see Santa (age 2&4) and they loved it. It was a great family day out the shop was busy but tills were fast flowing as staff were well organised and able to coupe with the pressure. As for Santa's grotto it was amazing when we first arrived to book in to see Santa we were... More 

Thank Meagsinc
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Ok, it's a cafe in a garden centre and it's just what you would imagine one to be nowadays. Setting is good, plenty of room, nice view over the countryside, some quieter areas. Plenty of sauces, ice cubes, water etc... available and don't have to pay for them either. There's plenty of choice of sweet stuff for a coffee break... More 

Thank Alan C
N Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Called in for brunch after a busy morning shopping the service was quick and a great choice of food, plenty of seats of choose from and spacious dining area. The food was lovely and great value. We will call in again!

Thank RumoNIreland
Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

More of a retail outlet and Christmas shop now than a garden centre. Looking at the ever increasing prices in the shop its more like Harod's now than a garden centre. The plants now seem to take a back seat. Been once for breakfast and it was good but a few times for lunch and not so impressed both with... More 

Thank lees806
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

My friends and I go here every week after playing golf and, not only because it is so handy to the golf club, but because the food is so excellent with plenty of choice. Plus there is the added bonus of the lovely shop and garden centre. I also, often bring a church group of seniors of about 18 members,... More 

Thank Denise S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, love the breakfast, great value. Great gift ideas & brill garden ideas. Especially love Hillmount at Xmas time, a wonderful Xmas experience

Thank Martina F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:45
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 18:00
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
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, 12 Seater Mult Function Meeting room. Free Wi Fi Disabled Access

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?