Food at the Zoo

Enjoy a delicious range of food options during your visit!

Whether you fancy a quick snack or a full meal there are a whole variety of food outlets serving some delicious menu options throughout the day:

In good weather these additional food options may also be available:

Penguini’s Pizza & Pasta Restaurantnew pizza

Penguini’s self-service restaurant offers family favourites Pizza and Pasta as well as a selection of freshly made sandwiches, salads and other light snacks.

Full English breakfasts and Afternoon tea and are also available during selected hours of the day as well as a private function room available to hire for special events. 

Check out Penguini's gluten free menu options here.

The Southern Kitchen

Southern Kitchen will be closed for refurbishment from the 3rd January 2017.

Situated next to Chimpanzee Lookout this eatery offers a range of tasty Southern Fried Chicken and burger meals.

Take your pick from a selection of meal deals including chicken fillets, wraps and kids meal boxes. 

Currently Closed 

 The Patisserie

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The Patisserie is located around the corner from the Displays Arena and offers fantastic table service in a relaxing environment. With a selection of light lunches, indulgent cakes and luxury hot drinks it’s a great place to relax before exploring the lower half of the zoo.

The undercover seating area also overlooks the Displays Arena so that you can enjoy the great outdoors and daily bird displays* whilst you enjoy your meal.

*For the daily bird display times please click here

Check out The Patisserie gluten free menu options here.

Playa Patagonia Coffee Shopcoffee shop waffle

The Coffee shop is situated next to our 24m tunnel that takes you under the water at the Playa Patagonia Sealion enclosure, through to Orangutan Forest.

It offers a range of tasty treats including savouries and cakes as well as a premium coffee menu and hot drinks to eat in or take away.

Open from 09.30am until late afternoon

Check out the Coffee Shop's gluten free menu options here.

Meerkat Hangout Food Store meerkat

Located next to the meerkat enclosure, this outlet serves some great snack foods and lunches including baguettes, sandwiches, cakes, ice creams and hot and cold drinks and more!

An undercover seating area is also provided for our visitors to sit and relax whilst enjoying their meal. 

Open from 09.30am until late afternoon

Check out Meerkat Hangout's gluten free menu options here.

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Situated at the side of the lake, next to the smooth-coated otter enclosure, the Wrap Bar offers freshly made wraps with various fillings and plenty of salad options. There are also delicious Quorn options available for vegetarians.

A selection of hot and cold drinks, muffins and many other snacks can also be purchased here and can be enjoyed at undercover seating overlooking the lake.

Please be aware this outlet is open according to season.

Check out the Wrap Bar's gluten free menu options here.

The Sausage Hutsausage

Enjoy a tasty hot dog and relax at The Sausage Hut by Otter Creek. Our sausages are locally sourced and served in a soft brioche bun alongside a selection of chutneys and sauces for you to try!

Cold drinks and crisps are also available from The Sausage Hut and can be enjoyed next to the lakes undercover seating or out at the picnic tables in the sunshine.

Please be aware this outlet is open according to season.

The Waterholewaterhole coffee

Located on the corner of Elephant Kingdom and Kingdom of the wild. This area includes a terrace which overlooks the lakeland and offers the opportunity to relax and take a break with a choice of tasty refreshments and thirst quenching drinks.

Open from 10.00am until late afternoon

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In good weather our Tugela Barbecue offers delicious pulled pork burgers and 100% beef burgers alongside a selection of cold drinks. This can be enjoyed on the BBQ terrace with a large number of picnic tables available.

Please be aware this outlet is open according to season.

Tchipshopiger Taiga Chip 'n Dip

Located next to Tiger Taiga, the Chip 'n Dip offers tasty chips with your choice of dip, plus delicious cheesy chilli bites. Our chips are palm oil free making them orangutan friendly.

Please be aware this outlet is open according to season.

(Gluten free options available)

Naughty and NiceNN milkshake yellow

Located by Dragons of Komodo, Naughty and Nice offers delicious snacks and sandwiches for you to indulge in during your visit, as well refreshing smoothies, tasty sundaes and scooped ice cream!

Please be aware this outlet is open according to season.

Check out the Naughty & Nice gluten free menu options here.

Ice Cream Parlourice cream edits

During high season additional outlets for ice cream and drinks will also be open around the zoo. This is located next to Penguini’s Restaurant and offers a large variety of ice creams, sorbets and drinks as well as plenty of seating to enjoy a relaxing break. 

Other outlets open during high season include Kingdom of the Wild Ice Cream and Playa Patagonia Ice Cream. 

Responsible Produce

All our food is sourced as locally as possible and we work to ensure that our ingredients do not conflict with any of our conservation policies. 

Our fresh brewed, full bean coffee is certified by the Rainforest Alliance which ensures rigorous standards that conserve biodiversity and sustainabity and many ingredients are, also, Red Tractor assured.  This helps to recognise food quality to internationally assured standards as well as a maximum rating of five stars for  'Scores on the Doors' Foods hygiene standards too.

We are committed to continuing to sell food at the highest standards set by the food standards agency at all catering outlets throughout the park.

We always recommend washing your hands regularly before you eat and hand washing facilities are provided close to each catering outlet.



Opening times: 

9.30am – 5.00pm or dusk if earlier*

*Last admission 4.00pm

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