Food and drink

Please see below for the latest menus and to see what's on offer.

We accept cash at the Visitor Centre, Viewpoint Deli, and in special circumstances, at the Base Camp Restaurant and Base Camp Barbeque. Card payments are accepted at all outlets.  

Find out more about safe visiting at whipsnade 


Discover delicious food and drink options at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. 

Sink your teeth into a sumptuous treat at one of our many catering outlets around the Zoo. With options to suit every pallette and dietary need including vegan and vegetarian options, we're certain you'll be spoiled for choice on your next visit. Find out more and download menus, below:


Beetroot and Chickpea Burger

Base Camp Restaurant

10am-3pm, every day

Ordering at Basecamp has changed. All you need to order and pay is your phone. QR will be provided to view the menu, order and pay for your order so you can relax and focus on enjoying your meal. 

Download the Base Camp menu


Viewpoint Kitchen and Deli at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Viewpoint Kitchen and Deli

With a view overlooking our incredible white rhinos, this eatery serveds a combination of Al forno pasta dishes and freshly made pizzas.

Viewpoint Kitchen Restaurant is open on Saturday and Sunday from 12-3pm.

Viewpoint Deli is open from 10am-2.30pm Monday-Friday. 10am-3pm on weekends. 

Download the Viewpoint Restaurant menu

Afternoon Tea at Viewpoint Kitchen and Deli

Join us for a delicious afternoon tea, while overlooking our white rhinos, and beautiful views of the Chiltern Hills.

Afternoon tea, with cakes, scones, sausage rolls and scotch eggs.

Our afternoon tea must be pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance. They are served at 2.00pm, Friday to Sunday 2022.


  • Classic afternoon tea for 2 people (vegetarian option available) £49.00 
  • Classic Children's afternoon tea for 2 children £15.00
  • Add on Bottle of prosecco for £23.95

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NB: Zoo entry tickets are not included and must be purchased online prior to your visit or valid ZSL membership held. ZSL Gold members/Patrons and Fellows receive 10% discount.

Included in your afternoon tea is the following: 

  • A selection of sandwiches
  • A Selection of specialty teas (soft drink for children)
  • A selection of cakes and bakery goods

Any questions please email



Visitor Centre Cafe

10am-4pm, every day

Situated at the entrance of the Zoo, the Cafe serves deli sandwiches, hot savoury snacks (including breakfast baps), plus your favourite hot and cold drinks. Download our menus:

PDF icon Visitor Centre Cafe Food Menu (10.44 MB)

PDF icon Visitor Centre Cafe Drinks Menu (10.45 MB)


Station Store Picnic Shop

10am-3pm, weekends only

Located within our Station Store next to The Great Whipsnade Railway, here you can grab a selection of sandwiches, bakery items and hot and cold drinks.

Download the menuPDF icon Station Store menu (312.38 KB)

Station Store Picnic Shop


10am-3.30pm, every day

Pick up a drink and a snack from Hullabazoo, located next to our indoor play area.



From June 2016, the Zoo stopped selling single-use plastic water bottles, instead swapping them for a sustainable alternative, CanOWater. Customers are also able to refill their water bottles at various catering outlets around the Zoo. These changes are part of ZSL's #OneLess campaign, which aims to reduce the amount of plastic entering our oceans. All of our disposables are recycled and compostable – our “plastic” disposables are actually made from vegetable starch.

Find out more about sustainability at ZSL.



All of our cafés are wheelchair friendly. Find out more about accessibility at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Book tickets online

It is essential to pre-book your paid tickets at the moment. Buy a ticket in advance here: