NEW! Café Graze is now open to eat in with a limited number of tables. A host will greet you on arrival and take your booking reference number and either allocate you a table or advise you of the waiting time. Tables cannot be pre-booked. Tables are not available for drinks only.
Exploring the zoo is certain to work up an appetite so head to our various kiosks or restaurant to keep those hunger pangs at bay.
With such a backdrop it’s tempting to relax with your own picnic at any of the idyllic spots around the zoo, or escape to one of the two sheltered picnic areas at Wild Explorers and near the Pygmy hippos should the clouds roll in.
On the other hand, leave your picnic hamper at home and let us tempt you with a wide range of tasty snacks, sit down meals and refreshing drinks.
Wherever possible, we also avoid any ingredients that would conflict with our conservation work.
Café Graze, our main self-service restaurant is located next to the meerkats and overlooks the valley field. Here you can enjoy delicious hot meals and a wide variety of snacks and drinks whilst soaking up the view. Our food is also available as a take away for you to enjoy at one of the picnic areas. It’s a popular location for eating out so head here before 12pm or after 1.30pm to avoid the lunchtime rush and take advantage of our extended dining service. If you have specific dietary requirements please ask a member of staff as we do cater for gluten free diets and have soya milk available. Café Graze serves hot food until 90 minutes before the park closes.
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Based in our gift shop at the front of the zoo, here you can treat yourself to tempting sweet and savoury pastries, great cakes, baguettes and wraps, plus irresistible gifts from our shop! Open until 30 minutes before the park closes.
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Located at the back of the okapi house and close to the adventure playground, head here for ice creams or hot and cold drinks. Open all year (weather permitting) until 60 minutes before the park closes.
These kiosks are open in the school holidays and other busier periods. Please enquire at the information kiosk on arrival
Situated at Wild Explorers playground next to the indoor picnic hut, the Ice Cream Pod offers a selection of delicious, soft scoop ice cream - perfect for a post-lunch treat! Open during summer (weather permitting).
Tucked away in Fur, Feather & Scales, Bushtucker Bites serves light lunches or snacks as well as a great range of hot and cold drinks. Relax at one of the picnic tables whilst your children charge around the playground! Open until 60 minutes before the park closes.
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Close to the snow leopards and home to a delectable range of scrummy hand-scooped ice creams. If rum & raisin, blackberries & clotted cream or chocolate fudge brownie float your boat then this is a “must visit” on your day out! Also serves hot and cold drinks.
Guests are more than welcome to bring their own food and drink. We have many picnic areas and plenty of seating. Please note: Picnics are not to be consumed in Cafe Graze or Coffee Corner.
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One of the most incredible experiences of my life! Definitely one to add to your bucket list! Gives me a greater appreciation for our zoo and the people who work there. 08/10/19Kathy , 23rd January 2020