Discover delicious food and drink at Whipsnade Zoo at one of our catering outlets, with options to suit dietary needs.

Our catering outlets are predominately card payment only. Not all of our units accept cash payments, so please speak to a member of staff at each outlet for the latest information.

Base Camp Restaurant

  • 10am-4pm, every day

All you need to order and pay is your phone! A QR code 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

Base Camp BBQ

  • 12pm-3pm, weekends, weather dependent

Download the Base Camp BBQ menu

Viewpoint Kitchen and Deli

  • Viewpoint Kitchen Deli is open every day from 10am-4pm. 
  • Viewpoint Kitchen Restaurant is open weekends from 12pm-3pm. 

With a view overlooking our incredible white rhinos from one side, and the beautiful Downs the other, this eatery serves a combination of Al forno pasta dishes and freshly made pizzas.

Download the Viewpoint restaurant menu


Visitor Centre Cafe

  • 10am-5pm, 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 the Visitor Centre food menu

Download the Visitor Centre drinks menu 


Station Store Picnic Shop

  • Open weekends from 10am-4pm 

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 Station Store menu



  • 10am-5pm, every day, timings may vary depending on pre-booked parties

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


African Outpost 

  • Open weekends from 10am-4pm
The inside decor of Viewpoint restaurant at Whipsnade Zoo, showing tables with chairs, fridges full of drinks, and green foliage

Afternoon Tea at Viewpoint Kitchen and Deli

Join us for a delicious afternoon tea, served at 2pm, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

  • Classic afternoon tea for 2 people (vegetarian option available) - £49.00 
  • Classic Children's afternoon tea for 2 children - £15.00
  • Add on a bottle of prosecco for £25.00

The afternoon tea must be pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance. 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 [email protected]

Book your afternoon tea

Did you know...?

All of our disposables are recycled and compostable – our 'plastic' disposables are actually made from vegetable starch!

We stopped selling single-use plastic bottles in 2016

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ZSL's #OneLess campaign

As part of ZSL's #OneLess campaign, we stopped selling single-use plastic water bottles at Whipsnade Zoo, instead swapping them for a sustainable alternative in a can. Visitors can also refill their water bottles in our catering outlets across the Zoo.

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