island restaurant

In the heart of the zoo overlooking Gibbon Island, the Island Restaurant is the ideal place to grab a freshly ground coffee (specially brewed for Paignton Zoo), breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.

We serve a wide range of food but please note that we will be offering takeaway only from the Island Restaurant to comply with current Government guidelines.

Open daily from 10am until half an hour before the zoo closes. Our closing times are dependent on the time of the year, please check before you visit.


around the park:

hangout pizzeria

Freshly made on site, the Hangout Pizzeria offers a range of delicious pizzas that Italy would be proud of! Hangout Pizzeria now also offers a delicious range of Pasta King pasta pots too.

Only open in summer months and at weekends, the Pizzeria is located next to the Avian Breeding Centre, with easy access to toilets.



The Lakeside cabin offers freshly ground coffee and delicious Westcountry ice cream. 


This coffee shop and takeaway is open during our summer months and offers a range of Chunk pasties (locally and lovingly made in Ottery St Mary, Devon), freshly ground coffee, tea and hot chocolate, Westcountry ice cream and a selection of cold drinks.


Located next to the Jungle Fun play area with easy access to toilets, The Great Griller Burger Shack serves a range of burgers for everyone's taste.  

Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available in all of our food outlets.

Quotes So much to see, beautifully laid out and loads of interesting information on all the animals. Quotes