Garden Café at Hospitalfield

Opening Times to 12 December 2021: 10:00 to 16:00, Saturday to Sunday. Lunch served from 12:00 to 15:00

Last orders for Lunch at 15:00, last orders for Coffee & Cake at 16:00

Our new team led by Head Chef Simon Brown are looking forward to welcoming you for lunch, tea, coffee or cake. Our menu changes daily, featuring an abundance of fine local produce, freshly prepared using home grown vegetables and herbs straight from the garden. You can expect bright and lively salads, delightful lunch options, and of course fabulous cakes served with the best coffee, locally roasted in Arbroath courtesy of Sacred Grounds.

The Garden Café is a new building located in a bright and sunny spot that commands a wonderful view of the gardens. The glazed construction sits adjacent to the Fernery and was designed especially for this place by architects Caruso St John. The light filled space opens out onto a terrace so that you can choose to sit inside or outside, at our new café tables designed by artist Mick Peter and furniture makers ThreeFourFive, created in response to the historic collections at Hospitalfield. The Garden Café is dog friendly, please keep dogs on leads and choose a table outside on the terrace. The Café is fully licensed.

Winter Opening Times

Winter Opening dates are 5th November to 12th December 2021 & 12th Feb to 3rd April 2022

Café, Gardens & Fernery open Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Entry to the Walled Garden is available at no cost during Winter Opening Times

Café, Gardens and Fernery are closed from 13 December 2021 to 11 Feb 2022.

The Garden Café is also available for private hire outside of opening hours, please enquire at if you would like to use this special place for your event or celebration.

Book Your Table

We welcome walk-in customers, we can only guarantee availability of a table if you pre-book in advance. Please use the calendar system to book your preferred timeslot, or alternatively call the Garden Café on 01241 656124, or email

Opening Times: 10:00 to 16:00, Saturday to Sunday. Lunch served from 12:00 to 15:00.Last orders for Lunch at 15:00, last orders for Coffee & Cake: 16:00


Hire the Garden Café

The Garden Café is available to hire for events, meetings, and celebrations. Your party can enjoy exclusive use of this unique venue, presented with the Walled Garden and Fernery.
Please get in touch to discuss your event and we would look forward to working with you, contact or call 01241 656124