Hampshire County Council Catering Service

Visitor attractions

Working with some of Hampshire's most popular attractions and tourist destinations

Visitor attractions

Our restaurants and cafés

You can find HC3S serving food at two popular attractions, the world-renowned Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum in Romsey and Calshot Activities Centre, located on the coast near The New Forest.  Whether you are visiting the activity centre or gardens, be sure to make a tasty and freshly-cooked meal part of your day out.

Each restaurant and cafe's menu are designed to reflect its unique surroundings with incredible views over some of Hampshire's most iconic gardens and coast line. Would you like to host a HC3S cafe within your attraction or venue? Contact our visitor attractions and cafes team to find out more.

Would you like to host a HC3S cafe within your attraction or venue? Contact our visitor attractions and cafes team to find out more.

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Calshot Café

Situated in newly named ‘The Hanger ‘ at Calshot Activities centre, our professional team offers a wide variety of food and drinks, with dishes on the menu to suit everyone’s taste. From a light bite to a traditional favourite, the café boasts an unsurpassed view of the Solent. This family friendly, relaxed venue is open from early to late seven days a week.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum

Found in the heart of southern Hampshire, the Pavilion Restaurant offers seasonally produced menus that incorporate locally sourced ingredients to tempt visitors and guests of all ages. From cream teas to hearty soups, children’s ‘bug boxes’ to award winning British cheese ploughman’s, the restaurant and new for 2019, Tilá Café are superb casual dining venues.

Testimonials

We’ve been coming here so many years. It’s like being in your own home.
Guest at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum
I must heartily congratulate you on providing such excellent food at very good value. The food is always excellent and the staff are pleasant. Our visits to Hillier’s give us a welcome break from cooking and clearing up for just one day.
Guest at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum
Thank you both and to your team for a lovely time today. As usual the food was amazing with the service being friendly and helpful. I believe that we were the first external group booking to use your new temporary facility, it all worked brilliantly. Completely unprompted comments by people included how welcoming it looked, the décor had been given thought by introducing pictures on what would otherwise be blank walls, nice garlands to add colour and seating was good. The music was a nice touch too. The parting comments of “same time next year” as they left so a lovely time was had by all.
Guest referring to the new Tila Café at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum