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Secret Garden Cafe

Kernohans Lane, Broughshane Road, Ballymena, County Antrim, BT43 7QA
Serving counter and tables and chairs in main eating area of the The Secret Garden Cafe


The Secret Garden Cafe located in the grounds of Ecos Nature Park in Ballymena operates 7 days a week, providing refreshments alongside hot and cold food. All food is made by our onsite chefs using locally sourced produce with all cakes, pastries and deserts also created and baked in-house.

On Wednesday we have our weekly fish day from our Portavogie fish supplier and daily specials are run most days; check our Facebook page for updates.

We also specialise in outside catering or hot food buffets provided on the grounds for events or within the Ecos Hub for corporate and / or private events being held in this beautiful and scenic space.

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  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Menus available in large print format
  • Toilets for disabled visitors


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Dogs Accepted Outdoor Dining Area
  • Local Produce
  • Packed lunch available - Would have to be pre ordered 2 days prior to needing
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for
  • Take away service

Children & Infants

  • Children's Menu Available
  • Children's play area - Large space outside within a secured gated area so families can relax whilst the kids are playing in nature
  • Facilities for children
  • Highchairs Available

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties - Ideally need to pre book to ensure an area is made available especially for large numbers and if using as an on off facility will speed the service and great toilet facilities
  • Chef
  • Conference facilities
  • Gift vouchers
  • Groups accepted
  • Private rooms - These are booked via MEAB please contact Colette Lyons 028 2564 4046 M-F 9-5pm
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted


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Opening Times

* Open Monday - Friday 9-5pm and Saturday and Sunday open 10-5pm
Times can shorten during the winter months but this is available on our facebook page The Secret Garden Cafe Ballymena

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Ecos Centre Nature Park, BallymenaEcos Nature Park is an oasis of wildlife, close to the heart of Ballymena town with 8 kilometres of flat footpaths leading visitors around 220 acres of parkland that includes maturing woodland, peaceful lake and ponds, grazed meadows and hay meadows.

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