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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“scones” (12 reviews)
“tray bakes” (10 reviews)
“baked potato” (3 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for years with a friend almost every Friday after shopping. Have taken my grand-daughter since she was a baby...she's now three. We always share a scone and traybake....delicious. Loads of high chairs, colouring pages and pencils (crayons are better because pencils are rarely...More

Thank 22daisy12
Reviewed 26 May 2017

When we first came here for lunch in 2013 we were both very impressed. Unfortunately this is no longer a cafe / restaurant I would recommend. Poor choice and quality but expensive. Tasteless food and full of fat. Happy to serve me cold potatoes and...More

Thank BelfastJames007
HillmountNursery, Manager at Hillmount -The Gardeners Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Hi BelfastJames007, Thank you for taking the time to bring your points and opinions to our attention. At Hillmount we aim for the highest level of customer service in all aspects of our business, especially in our cafés. It is very disappointing to learn this...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is a decent option for retired people and anyone who likes safety in all things. Good solid stuff without risks. I had a very decent cheesecake but was most tempted to go for a lovely looking fry. Discipline, discipline! The garden centre as a...More

Thank UlsterFryNo1
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Went here to buy garden stuff but mundane, buy anywhere plants. We decided to go to the cafe. What a surprise, massive place, food old fashioned but beautifully cooked and great flavours.

Thank 68-ardenlee
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This is a garden centre with a glorified cafe/restaurant. The food is not bad, although I had lasange which was very tasty, but the potato wedges seemed over cooked or spent too much time under the heat lamps. Staff were pleasant. Prices are good but...More

Thank Anubis14
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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...More

Thank _agneshives
HillmountNursery, Manager at Hillmount -The Gardeners Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

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,...More

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
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
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....More

Thank Christine D
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...More

Thank Meagsinc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:45
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 17:00
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
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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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