The Hillsborough Cafe

TELEPHONE: : 028 9268 1319

February 2022.

Our Café on The Lower Visitor Centre is currently open for full sit-in and Patio dining Wednesday to Sunday from 9am – 4pm. Our award winning breakfast menu has made a welcome return, and our new lunch menu is in operation each day. Join us on Sundays for our famous Sunday Lunch which can be enjoyed as a dine in or take-away option.

We do not take reservations for our café.

The Award Winning Hillsborough Café is located in the Lower Visitor Centre at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. Entry to the Café, Visitor Centre and Car Park is completely free and can be easily accessed from the A1 Belfast to Dublin Road. We do not take bookings for our café for breakfast and lunch. We have lot of indoor and outdoor seating so come along and enjoy our quality food and drinks with our hospitable service. We offer a sit in table service and a wide range of take away food and drinks to enjoy on our patio.

Breakfast: We serve breakfast from 9am to 12pm and are proud to be the winner of The 2020 Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Award. Booking is not required for breakfast.  

Lunch: We begin lunch service at 12pm daily and have a range of quality dishes available throughout the day using the best of local produce and seasonal fruit and veg from the on-site Walled Garden. Booking is not required for lunch.

Patisserie is a speciality within Yellow Door. We use only the finest natural ingredients in our freshly baked cakes and breads.

Tel: 028 9268 1319

Opening Hours & Access

 9:00-16:00 Wednesday to Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday.



Main entrance off the A1 Belfast to Dublin Road.
Free entry and car parking.

Gift Vouchers.


The perfect gift all year round. Vouchers can be purchased in our café.


Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is available at the Stable Yard Tea Rooms on Saturday 12th February.  Booking in advance is essential via the below link:

Valentine's Afternoon Tea with Castle Tour – Saturday 12th February – 2pm (Tour at 1pm)


The Walled Garden

The 18th century walled garden at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens has been lovingly restored and is run by an amazing team of gardeners. They are growing all sorts of herbs, vegetables, and fruits for us to use in the café, many of which are heirloom varieties.

The flavour of produce this fresh is incomparable and we know the garden will take us on a seasonal journey and influence our menus on a daily basis.


Check out our Facebook Page @yellowdoorhillsborough for up to date news and events.

Download our ‘Hillsborough Sustainability’ booklet.


Telephone: 07444150573