Food and drink

There are several catering outlets at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, but some of them operate seasonal opening hours so check before a visit for up-to-date information.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo offers a variety of food in different areas of the Zoo.

Being part of a conservation charity we do as much as possible to support our local community and sourcing ethical foods. All our fresh meats and vegetables come from within a 45 mile radius of the zoo; this reduces food miles and carbon footprint.

We have also started our very own herb garden which produces a small amount of vegetables and herbs to use within our freshly cooked dishes.

All our fish produce are Marine Stewardship Council certified and all our tea, coffee and hot chocolate are rainforest alliance certified.

By using the best produce available we can ensure the food you are eating is of the freshest and of the highest quality possible.

 

Wild Bite Cafe

The Café offers plated meals using the finest ingredients so if its breakfast, lunch or tea, we are sure you will enjoy the selection on offer.

Situated at map reference C3 the café is open from 10am until ½ an hour before the Zoo closes

Internal and external seating available on the veranda or in the garden.

 

Wild Bite Kiosk

If you want something on-the-go then head to our kiosk on the veranda at the Wild Bite Café.

Situated at map reference C3 the kiosk is open from 11:30am over the weekend

The Wild Bite Kiosk offers a variety of drinks, snacks & ice creams.

 

Coffee Bar

Whether it’s a morning kick-start or afternoon refreshment, the coffee bar is open all day to meet your requirements. Serving a selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks, there is plenty on offer to help you recharge your batteries.

Situated at map reference D3 the coffee bar is open from 10am over the weekend

Hot and cold drinks, snacks and hot bacon rolls are served throughout the day.

External seating only.

 

Hullabazoo

Whilst the kids are burning off some of that excess energy in the ball pit why not take some time out for yourself.

Situated at map reference C4 the internal cafe will be open from 10am

Relax with a freshly ground coffee, creamy hot chocolate or a refreshing tea. We also offer a range of healthy or indulgent snacks so if you’re looking for a little boost whilst enjoying some time out why not treat yourself?

Why not help us to reduce waste by buying a Slush Puppie Bone cup.

Looking to organise a child's birthday party? Find out more.

 

Lookout Cafe

Relax and enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside whilst taking time out from your busy day.

Situated at map reference D1 the café is open from 10am until 1 hour before the Zoo over the weekend

Internal and external seating available.

The Lookout Cafe serves a selection of freshly ground coffees for both the grown ups and children alike. Why not try one of our homemade Quorn Chilli with Nacho's, soup or creamy hot chocolates to warm you up. Also available are cold drink, baguettes, ciabattas and snacks, It is the perfect place to take a welcome break.

 

Vending

Situated at different locations around the Zoo.

Map reference E2 Cold drinks, ice creams & snacks
Map reference C1 Cold drinks & snacks
Map reference C4 Cold drinks & snacks
Map reference D3 Cold drinks

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Group Bookings

We can cater for groups

If you would like more information please call on 01582 871331 and speak to Zoë or Richard or email zoe.fitzpatrick@zsl.org or Richard.foskett@zsl.org

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