Eat, Drink, Refresh

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Enjoying yourself this much can make you hungry. So we have a lot of places around the zoo to eat, whether you want a quick bite on the go, or a sit-down meal.

As well as the major stopping points shown below, we have several kiosks dotted around, selling hot and cold pastries, hot dogs, ice-cream, sweets, and hot and cold drinks. (These are open seasonally.)

Find our cafes and restaurants on our map.

 

Responsible produce

We try to get as much of our food locally as possible, and many of our meals are prepared fresh at the zoo each day.

We also try to avoid any ingredients that would conflict with our conservation work.

That means all our ice-cream is free of palm oil, as well as some of our chocolate. Palm oil plantations are a major cause of deforestation, which destroys habitats and adds to climate change.

Every cup we sell of our exclusive Shuka coffee helps fund our charitable work worldwide, including support for our coffee farmers in Africa.

All our fish is accredited by the Marine Stewardship Council, our coffees are Rainforest Alliance approved and our tea and sugar is Fair Trade.

 

Winter opening

June’s Pavilion and Bembe Kitchen are open all year round. But the smaller places may not be open in winter, when there are fewer visitors to look after.

  • June's Pavilion

    You’ll find our main family restaurant near the Fun Ark. There’s a wide choice of delicious, quality food at sensible prices, including family meal deals.

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  • Bembe Kitchen

    Enjoy anything from a fresh, ethically sourced Shuka coffee to a barbecue on the terrace. And Bembe Coffee Shop is open to the public - even without a ticket!

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  • Order your homemade picnic

    Make the most of your day and book your picnic online, ready to collect from our Fountain Picnic Parlour.

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  • Jaguar Coffee House

    Relax in our smart modern coffee house, with a welcome and refreshing cup of exclusive Shuka coffee.

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  • Acorn Pub and BBQ

    We even have our own local! The Acorn is a traditional pub, complete with beer garden and barbecue.

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  • The Oaks Coffee Cabin

    A perfect place to stop off for refuelling, The Oaks Coffee Cabin has a range of food and snacks to choose from, as well as hot and cold drinks.

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  • Clean hands

    However clean you keep a zoo (and we keep ours immaculate), we always recommend washing your hands regularly, especially before you eat.

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