Dine With Us

Welcome back to our spacious restaurant filled with delicious flavours, fabulous tastes and irresistible treats and we have missed you as much as hopefully you have missed us.

You will notice some changes, as a responsible business we are following all safety guidelines as advised by government. We respectfully ask you to follow our policies that we have in place as they are for the safety of everyone – both customers and staff. We reserve the right to decline a customer table request if it breaches the safety of other customers and staff.

So your revised dining experience following COVID 19 legislation is as follows:

  • Tables can be reserved in advance by clicking on the button below. We will also offer a ‘first come, first serve’ basis for unreserved tables. The maximum time allocated for your table is 1 hour.
  • Your table will be allocated at the Welcome Desk on arrival. Please go straight to your allocated table, following the floor arrows and correct walkways. Tables holding more than 6 guests (adult or child/baby) are not permissible. When leaving, please follow the walkway arrows to depart. Please refrain from visiting other tables/walking around the restaurant, for the safety of our staff and others dining.
  • Once seated, a dedicated server will attend to your table, taking your order, as well as your payment. You do not need to move from your seat. Contactless payment is preferred, but all forms of payment are accepted.
  • All items will be delivered to a ‘safe zone’ on your table. If you require any other items, simply hold up your table number and your server will attend.
  • Please understand that these are difficult times. We are doing our best, but service may be slower due to new safety requirements and service needs.
  • Your safety and the safety of our staff, is our top priority. We are taking extra care in sanitising your table and our facilities, to ensure we provide a safe environment for you to visit.

We  still pride ourselves on sourcing locally and supporting independent artisan producers in our menu philosophy and this is reflected across our dishes. Our beef is grown and produced farm to plate in County Antrim so we can not only help our local farmers but also local jobs in all the supply line. Our chicken is Irish bred and again supplied farm to plate with complete traceability.

Click here to see our current menu.

Coleman’s Award Winning Afternoon Tea

Served Wednesday – Sunday 2pm-3pm – £29.99 per couple
£15.99 single person additional Afternoon Tea / £7.50 Children’s Afternoon Tea

Due to the complexity of the Afternoon Tea items, all made inhouse, we cannot adapt this specific menu for dietary needs. (All other food services cater for dietary alternatives.) Your Afternoon Tea experience must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of dining. Your reservation is subject to availability and can be booked online or by telephone.

Click here to see our Afternoon Tea Menu


Cafe Reopens Friday 11th December at 9am…Please Book Online

Just to let you know that preparations are underway to open our cafe on Friday 11th December at 9.00am - we’ve been busy with baking, cooking and cleaning to welcome you all back. Our stringent measures will be in place for covid safety…

Late Night Opening on Thursday 26th November until 8pm

Just to confirm that everywhere within the Garden Centre is open this week and in line with government guidance we are permitted to open next week excluding the cafe. We are also open late on Thursday night until 8pm including the cafe…

Celebrate Christmas with Afternoon Tea at Coleman’s

Our festive afternoon tea is a great way to celebrate Christmas this year when our Award Winning expert pastry chefs will indulge you with our Christmas Celebration menu, it's a delight to the taste buds... with a mouth watering range of…

We’re open and ready to welcome you back to the cafe.

We're open and ready to welcome you back to the cafe - we’ve been busy with baking, cooking and cleaning and all our stringent measures will be in place for Covid safety. Once again we are proceeding as cautiously as possible as a responsible…

Cafe will close from 5pm on Friday 16th October

In light of the government's most recent announcement on the COVID-19 situation we are confirming that our cafe will close with effect from 5pm on Friday 16th October. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers…
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Covid 19 Safety Update October 2020

As a responsible business we are following all safety guidelines as advised by government and working very closely with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council to seek their advice. We respectfully ask you to follow our safety policies…
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Great Taste Award Winners 2020 Available in the Farm Shop

We're in good taste in the Farm Shop after the results of the Great Taste Awards 2020 - we're delighted to announce that we have a wide range of winners from our own Dulse Potato Bread- more of that later in the week -  to Irish Bacon Jam from…

Eat Out to Help Out – Early Bird August Offers Mondays to Wednesdays

We're excited to let you know that we taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. It runs on all Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August, which means everyone coming to Coleman's cafe during the promotional period is entitled to a total 13 days of great value dining all day. Anyone is eligible for the discount, which means you could have 50% off all meals up to to a maximum discount of £10 each per meal.

Special Loyalty Card Offer On Sunday 19th July… Enjoy the Chef’s Roast of the Day including a glass of wine for only £10.95

To Celebrate Our Reopening Here's a Special Offer for All Loyalty Card Customers for This Sunday 19th July ... if you're not a loyalty card customer then sign up on the day ! Enjoy the Chef's Roast of the Day on Sunday 19th July for…
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Enjoy Your Little Break – July Holiday Arrangements

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers an enjoyable July break Just to let you know that we are open on Sunday 12th July from 1.00pm as normal including the cafe and closed on Monday 13th reopening on Tuesday…

Summer Treats at Coleman’s Garden Centre Cafe… Why Not ?

It's definitely time to give someone a treat and there's no better way than our Award Winning Afternoon Tea with lots of delicious items made fresh by our patisserie team.   We have a new summer menu with lovely fresh flavours…

Take the stress out of dining – try our new cafe online booking system

Take the stress away from dining out with our new online system where you can prebook cafe tables of up to 6 people. Bookings are available all day so whether it's breakfast, coffee or lunch you can relax and enjoy dining out again…

Ready to Welcome You Back Safely to Coleman’s Garden Centre & Cafe

We are open and excited to welcome you all back to Colemans Garden Centre Cafe so here's our updated Health & Safety Rules. However, once again we are cautious about re-opening and our ultimate priority is for the safety of our customers…
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For Mother’s Day Remember – A Coleman’s Garden Centre Gift Voucher Will Be Sure to Please Your Mum

  It's a challenging time for everyone but bring a smile to your Mum's face with a Gift Voucher from Coleman’s Garden Centre which can be used in the Garden Centre, Restaurant or Farm Shop. If your Mum is a foodie then give them…
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Join Us Tomorrow For a Great Day Out on St Patrick’s Day – to be sure, to be sure !

Join us tomorrow on St Patrick's Day for some delicious treats in the cafe and even a glass of Heaney's Irish Stout! Enjoy the 'craic' and choose from Special themed main courses, Leprechaun Chocolate Bonnets, Iced Coconut Shamrock…
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Your Support is Greatly Appreciated from all of us at Coleman’s Garden Centre.

On behalf of Dementia UK and the Alzheimers Society we would like to thank you for your kind donations during the 'Time for a Cuppa' Event last Friday. With our special offer hot drink and scone or cake we raised much needed funds for this great cause. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
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The Bakers at Coleman’s Garden Centre rise to the occasion for Dementia UK’s Annual Tea Party, ‘Time for a Cuppa’ – Friday 6th March 2020

The bakers at Coleman's Garden Centre will soon be sprinkling the final bits of icing sugar on their cakes, adding exquisite ingredients to the gorgeous scones and drying off their mugs for Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa. The event brings…
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Have a Flipping Perfect Pancake Day on Shrove Tuesday 25th February 2020

Shrove Tuesday, as the day before Lent, is seen by many as the ideal time to use up left over milk, sugar, flour and eggs. But at Coleman's Garden Centre Head Chef Paul Glass will be cooking up some fantastic pancakes, using always the best…
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Celebrating Real Bread Week at Coleman’s 22 February to 1 March 2020

Here at Coleman's Garden Centre in 2020 we're continuing our 'Loving Local, Love Colemans' high on quality and bursting with flavour. With a focus on bread specially from Coleman's as well as Ditty's bakery, you can find a full array…
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A Valentine Rhyme Just for Our Lovely Customers at Coleman’s Garden Centre

A Valentine Rhyme Just for Our Lovely Customers at Coleman's Garden Centre...have a look.

You’ll be spoilt for choice with our ‘skinny’ scones, vegan and gluten free traybakes…

This weekend try our fabulous new 'skinny' scones at the Cafe at Coleman's Garden Centre bursting with taste and flavour! When added alongside the vegan traybakes and the gluten free traybake options we have something for everyone. Made…

Fabulous February Breakfast Offer – Upgrade for only £1.

Whether you love our our Breakfast Stack, Eggs Benedict or Avocado and Poached Eggs you can upgrade for only £1 and get a filter coffee or tea plus a glass of orange or apple juice – this offer is available until 15th February so don’t…

Veganuary at Coleman’s – Give it a Try Today

If you are going meat-free for Veganuary then here at Coleman's Garden Centre Templeptarick Head Chef Paul Glass and his team have created delicious vegan recipes to make it easy! Try our plant-based range and you can make a difference without…

A New Year Treat for You at Coleman’s Garden Centre – Thursday 2nd to Saturday 18th January

We trust you all had a enjoyable Festive period so we thought as a way of dispelling the January blues here's a little treat for you and someone special. From Thursday 2nd to Saturday 18th January inclusive we are promoting our breakfast…
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Thanks for Your Support at our Macmillan Coffee Morning

A HUGE THANKS to everyone who attended our Macmillan Coffee Morning at Coleman's Garden Centre at the end of September. Your support was greatly appreciated to provide funds so Macmillan can provide, physical, financial and emotional…
Colemans Garden Centre, 6 Old Ballyclare Road, Ballyclare BT39 0BJ T:028 9443 2513