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Matilda’s Garden Café & Restaurant

Relax, Rest and Refuel

A Restaurant for All Seasons

Matilda’s Garden café/restaurant stands as the warm and welcoming heart of the Estate of Ord, where guests can embrace the mellow atmosphere as they enjoy great local food and drink whilst admiring the Estate of Ord’s walled garden and pond.

Whether you’re passing through on your journey along the North Coast 500, touring the breath-taking Highlands, or simply a local seeking a cozy chat over coffee, Matilda’s Garden café/restaurant welcomes all. For the guests of the Ord House Hotel, you can breakfast at Matilda’s Garden Café before heading off for the day’s sightseeing.

Monday – Closed 

Tuesday – Closed 

Wednesday – Sunday 9:30-4pm

To ensure a table, please make a booking 

Bringing the Outside In

The name is a nod to the hosts’ Australian background, the well-known song “Waltzing Matilda”. Despite it’s Down Under origins, Matilda’s café/restaurant exudes timeless Highland chic, boasting an eclectic style and menu that caters to all tastes and occasions, from leisurely alfresco brunches to high teas and romantic dinner.

The overall effect is inviting – Matilda’s is a place in which you’ll love to linger, and you’re welcome to do so from brunch (served until 4pm) through to dinner.

Opening Hours between 9:30am and 4pm:

Café 9:30-16:00

All Day Breakfast

Lunch Menu begins at 1130am to 4pm

Restaurant (coming soon)

Bar (coming soon)

There is ample parking on site, and you are free to take the time to explore the Estate while you’re visiting us.

What’s on the Menu at Matilda’s Garden Café & Restaurant?

The Estate of Ord is fortunate to be located in an area where local produce of the highest quality abounds, so the café and restaurant menus are based on using as many home-grown Highland ingredients as possible.

Coffee and delicious bakes, cakes and Ciabattas are served all day long. There’s a brunch menu for those who like a leisurely start to the day with a well-filled stomach.

Dinner is the highlight of the day with seasonal specialities to make your mouth water.

Matilda’s caters for vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free diets; special arrangements can be made for hosting large groups with advance warning.

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