Hampshire County Council Catering Service

Catering in Hampshire

HC3S provide food and drink at a number of visitor attractions throughout Hampshire

Catering in Hampshire

Coffee shops

Our coffee shops are part of the local community. We've created relaxed spaces where you enjoy curling up with a good book or meeting friends for sandwiches and cake. All our coffee shops double as the perfect venue for business meetings.

Our coffee shops provide city centre shoppers and library visitors with a variety of fresh and ethically sourced drinks. These include locally roasted Mozzo coffee and award-winning Birchall tea, all from independent British companies and bursting with full flavour.

Our restaurants and cafes

You can find HC3S serving food at the world-renowned Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum in Romsey.

Would you like to host a HC3S cafe within your attraction or venue? Get in touch by e-mailing hc3s.support@hants.gov.uk to find out more.

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.

The Tilia Tree Café offers superb casual dining from cream teas to hearty soups, children’s ‘bug boxes’ to award winning British cheese ploughman’s. New for 2021, the development of a new dining experience adjacent to Jermyn’s House.

More details to follow this Spring.

Hospitality

HC3S caters for corporate events, workplace functions and special occasions of all types. Let our experience, knowledge and love of good food give you peace of mind on your special day.

If you need help with any aspect of planning your event, our specialist team is here to help. Follow the links below to find out more about the services we offer. If you’d like a quote or want to ask a question about what we provide then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Testimonials

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
Thank you so much for all your team’s hard work to provide the catering for our event at Serle’s House last night. We were inundated with compliments for the canapes which were described as beautifully fresh, delicious and just the right size. We are all very grateful for your help in making the evening run so smoothly.
Head of Major Gifts and Appeals, The Brendoncare Foundation
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