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Food & Drink

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If you would like a tasty meal, hot drink or scrumptious ice cream, we have plenty of different food and drink options for you at Paignton Zoo.

You will find plenty of outdoor eating spaces at our zoo, ranging from grass lawns for sunny days through to undercover picnic areas.

Island Restaurant (limited indoor seating)

Our Island Restaurant is in the heart of the zoo, overlooks a beautiful lake and offers a varied menu including salads, wraps, hot meals and children’s picnic boxes as well hot beverages and refreshing cold drinks. Plus, delicious, tasty cakes from local bakery ‘Truly Treats.’
Open daily from 10am until half an hour before we close. Our closing times are dependent on the time of the year, so please check before you visit.

Great Griller Burger Shack (takeaway)

Located next to Bugs at Home and with easy access to toilets, the Great Griller Burger Shack offers a range of burgers for everyone’s taste, along with fries and hot/cold drinks.
Open during the peak summer months and at weekends from 10am.

Hangout (takeaway)

Located next to a large outdoor play area serving a wide range of drinks, hot and cold snacks and ice cream.
Open daily from 10am.

Lakeside (takeaway) 

Stop by the Lakeside cabin to grab a freshly ground coffee or refreshing Marshfield Farm ice cream.
Open daily from 10am until an hour before we close. 

There are also more takeaway food and drink kiosks located at Baboon Rock and next to the Cheetah exhibit (open during the peak summer season from 10am).

Our promise to you…

We are able to offer a selection of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free 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 Catering team on the day who will be happy to advise you further.

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

The bespoke coffee beans we use, Zoorabica, are triple certified – meaning they are Fair Trade, Soil Association and Rainforest Alliance. We also only use products that contain sustainable palm oil or none at all.