Food and drink

Whether you would like a tasty meal, a snack, a hot drink or delicious ice cream on a hot day - we can cater for you.

The Hide Restaurant (open daily 10.30am - 3pm)

Our menu includes a range of tasty dishes from British beef burgers and MSC sustainable fish and chips, to pizzas, pastas and healthy salads. We have a new children’s menu as well as a gluten-free ingredient menu (GFI). 

Alongside our food menu we have a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, hot drinks and of course our scrumptious cakes.

BBQ Grill

For drier days and throughout the holidays, come and enjoy some tasty flatbreads from the BBQ Grill. The BBQ also offers soft drinks, alcohol and ice creams – perfect for sitting on the lawn in the sunshine. 

Coffee Shack (takeaway)

On weekends our coffee shack offers a range of Rainforest Alliance coffees and Fairtrade teas, as well our luxury hot chocolate, plus sandwiches, cakes, crisps, and dairy farm ice creams. 

The Hungry Monkey Kiosk (takeaway)

The ideal stop for rumbling tums, with Cornish pasties, homemade sandwiches and hot and cold drinks. We’re also serving Marshfield’s organic soft scoop ice cream, kids’ lunch bags and cakes. 

Carte Dor (takeaway)

Available on weekends and during the kids holidays - enjoy a delicious soft scoop Carte Dor ice-cream, also selling soft drinks.

Outside Eating Areas

Head over to the lawns, with your food and drink, but please make sure you pick up any rubbish afterwards, place it in the bins or take it home with you.

Please note: 

  • We have moved the benches and tables around site to support our visitors to socially distance.
  • Please remember to follow Government guidance on wearing face coverings.

  • We are accepting contactless card payments only.


Our Promise

We do have a selection of Gluten and dairy free options. If you have any specific allergy requirements please either contact us prior to your visit or speak to a member of the team on the day who will be happy to advise and provide you with our allergen log.

Our food is made using the best local, ethical and sustainable ingredients, all freshly prepared by our team of chefs every day. 

All our fish is MSC certified and our coffee beans are 100% rainforest alliance certified. We aim to use produce that contains sustainable palm oil or none at all.


Did you know, you can also book The Hide for venue hire? Call us on 0117 923 8332 or e-mail Hospitality@bristolzoo.org.uk for more information.

Please note - The Hide is not available for school groups. Food and drink is available to purchase from our other outlets around site.

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