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Dining at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Type:Restaurant

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Whipsnade, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF

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Dining at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

About

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'e certain you'll be spoiled for choice on your next visit.

Base Camp Restaurant 

Our Base Camp Restaurant offers great value, tasty food made from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients in a comfortable, modern, family-friendly setting. Lots of seating, electronic ordering and new table service means no queuing to collect food, leaving you to sit and relax while we prepare your meals.

Hot food will be served up until an hour before the Zoo closes. Base Camp Restaurant will close half an hour before the Zoo closes. 

River Cottage Kitchen and Deli

With a view overlooking our incredible white rhinos, this eatery opened in partnership with food writer and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Using the best quality seasonal ingredients, River Cottage’s commitment to quality, sustainably-sourced ingredients and materials makes it the perfect eco-conscious eatery for Whipsnade and aligns perfectly with ZSL’s wider work. Adult dishes come full-size as well as in smaller portions for little ones. 

River Cottage Kitchen will close two hours before the Zoo closes, and the Deli will close one hour before the Zoo closes. 

Visitor Centre Cafe

Situated at the entrance of the Zoo, the Cafe serves deli sandwiches, hot savoury snacks (including sausage rolls and pies), plus your favourite hot and cold drinks. The Visitor Centre will close at the same time as the Zoo. 


Hullabazoo Kids Café

Make the most of our Kids’ Bites offer where you can get five items for £5, as well as house-prepared sandwiches and salads, bakery items and hot and cold drinks. Subject to session availability. The cafe opens at 10am and closes in line with the last play session. 

Station Store Picnic Shop

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. The Station Store opens weekends and school holidays and closes one hour before the Zoo closes.  

Africa Outpost

The place to go if you have a sweet tooth! Selling waffles, ice creams and sweet treats, plus a range of drinks to help you warm up on these cold days! Africa Outpost opening times are weather dependant. 

Sustainability

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.

For more information and sample menus visit https://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/visitor-information

Facilities

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Coach parking
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Business support
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Wedding receptions

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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