The Hillsborough Cafe


Our New Take Away/Collection Service is now live.

We take the hassle out of cooking!

You can now enjoy our award winning food at home. Available Thursday to Sunday. Just click on the link below to book a slot and order online. Or call 07444150573. We look forward to cooking for you soon!

Our 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 10am to 12pm daily 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 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

Tuesday- 10:00-15:00
Wednesday – 10:00-15:00
Thursday- 10:00-16:00
Friday- 10:00-16:00
Saturday – 10:00-16:00
Sunday- 10:00-16:00


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

Gift Vouchers

Our Gift Vouchers can be used in our Hillsborough café for relaxing breakfasts, delicious lunches and indulgent Afternoon Teas.

Choose between our instant email voucher or Royal Mail signed for delivery, sent direct to that someone special.

Order your voucher here

Afternoon Tea

Our Café Afternoon Tea is served in The Hillsborough Café located in the Lower Visitors Centre, Tuesdays and Wednesdays weekly.

The price is £20 per person (£7 for under 12s). We can cater for special dietary requests, please inform us of your requirements at the time of booking.

Booking for afternoon tea is essential. To find out more and make an Afternoon Tea reservation please visit our afternoon tea page.

View our afternoon tea menu here

Why not visit the amazing Hillsborough Castle Gardens or book a Castle tour.  More information can be found here

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.


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Telephone: 028 9268 1319