The Garden Restaurant

With a focus on seasonal and local ingredients, The Garden Restaurant at Sir Harold Hiller Gardens and Arboretum menus offer food and drink that showcase the best Hampshire can offer. We’ve built up a repertoire of local and artisan suppliers to help us deliver a mouth-watering menu for our guests.

Handcrafted Hampshire gins, distilled in small batches are chosen with care such as Test Valley gin, subtly infused with herbs from the Leckford estate or Twisted Nose gin containing Alresford watercress that flourishes in the famous chalk streams. Seasonal, high-quality produce permeates our menus which will change with the season, so visitors will want to visit throughout the year.

A visit to our Garden Restaurant overlooking the botanical gardens would not be complete without afternoon tea or brunch. So, whether it’s the delicate flavour of trout from local River Test you are craving, or a selection of pastries skilfully prepared by our in-house pastry chefs, join us soon.

Garden admission is required to enjoy The Garden Restaurant.

Winter opening times:
10am to 4pm, last orders 3.30pm
Brunch served from 10.00am to 11.45am
Lunch served from midday to 2.15pm, booking recommended
Tiered afternoon tea from 2.30pm, booking essential, 24 hrs in advance

Buy afternoon tea vouchers Gift Vouchers

A beautifully presented plate of food

For dining bookings and enquiries:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01794 368787 (option 2)

The Tilia Tree Café

Can we tickle your tastebuds? Half-way round the Gardens you’ll find our marquee to refresh you with ice cream, drinks and light bites.

The Courtyard Café

Tuck into a light lunch or enjoy a pastry, cake and hot drink at the Courtyard Café before you explore. Children can choose a selection of treats from our special ‘bug boxes’. We even recycle our food waste for a nitrogen-rich soil enhancer for the Gardens.

A beautifully presented plate of food
A beautifully presented plate of food

How we choose our suppliers really matters

We’re committed to spending our money locally, choosing produce, either because of their top-notch quality or because it is ethically and sustainably produced. It’s not only good for our customers but helps local business. Our commitment to local sourcing helps reduce carbon emissions from transport and boosts local livelihoods too.

Learn about our commitment to sustainability and find out about some of our suppliers.

Visit the Hilliers website to find out more about the variety of delicious food and drink available.