The Terrace Restaurant

Chilli con carne

Head to The Terrace Restaurant for a dynamic dining experience in spacious, yet buzzing surroundings with lots of theatre-style counters to browse. Eat out on the terrace for wonderful views of the zoo while you lunch.

Our friendly chefs will cook a selection of delicious hot food for you from fresh pizzas to tasty fish courses that change with the seasons. We draw inspiration from around the world for those dishes that have become firm family favourites such as stone-baked pizza, lasagne and fragrant curries.

There are fresh seasonal salads arrayed in the deli counter, or build your own and add a hand-made scotch egg, pork pie or deli sandwich. There is a sweets table groaning with delicious baked goodies and a children’s offer with kid-friendly healthy food and yummy treats.

Sustainable, seasonal, local
Just as ZSL’s conservation programme extends beyond the confines of the zoo, so we care that the ethical provenance of our food is sound. This means using fish from sustainable sources, meat from welfare-conscious farms and fruit and vegetables that are in season and sourced as locally as possible.

Find us
The Terrace Restaurant is situated in Barclay Court opposite the Amphitheatre and next to the Zoo shop and exit.


Map of ZSL London Zoo highlighting the location of the Terrace Restaurant


Sample menu

Terrace Burger

Prime British burger served with sliced beef tomato, crisp salad leaf & pickle relish

Chili Con Carne

Chili con carne served with rice, tortilla chips & sour cream 

Bangers & Mash

Cumberland sausages served with creamy mash potato, onion gravy & choice of your side

Red Lentil Dhal

Red Lentils braised in an aromatic spiced tomato & yogurt sauce with courgette, spinach & peppers served with rice, Naan bread and mango chutney


Choose your main item from: Tandoori chicken breast, salmon & crème fraiche rillettes or minted pea, spinach & ricotta quiche

With a choice of 2 salads:

Roasted aubergine, feta, garlic & basil salad

Courgette & spinach salad

Cauliflower & green freekeh salad

Potato, pea & tomato salad

Kids menu

Tomato & basil pasta: pasta in tomato & herb sauce served with garlic bread

Chicken goujons & chips: breaded chicken strips & chips