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Opening Times: 10am - 6pm

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Food & Drink

It’s not just the animals at Twycross Zoo that need to be fed – you do too!

To help you plan your visit (and those all-important snack stops!), here’s all you need to know about our variety of food and drink outlets. There’s food and drink to cater to all tastes here at Twycross Zoo*.

You’ll find delicious menus with dishes prepared from scratch by our talented chefs using carefully sourced, seasonal ingredients at all of the restaurants and cafes at Twycross Zoo.

We work hard to ensure there is plenty of choice for adults and children alike, with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available throughout the zoo at our various catering outlets.

*All food and drinks are subject to availability.

Outlets open daily*:

Costa at The Vine Cafe  –  Oh Crumbs! Cafe  –  The Catch Fish BarSelected kiosks.

Outlets open on peak days**:

The View Restaurant  –  Selected kiosks.

Outlets open seasonally:

The Grillshack BBQ

10% off food and drink for Twycross Zoo Members*
Got a Twycross Zoo membership card? Show it to our team when purchasing food and drink at any of our catering outlets for 10% off.

*Excludes alcohol.

If you have a food allergy or intolerance, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen information for all our food and drink is available upon request.

 

Costa at The Vine Café

Costa at The Vine Cafe Twycross Zoo
Map location: Himalaya Visitor Centre (Twycross Zoo entrance).
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The perfect spot beside our Himalaya soft play and overlooking our snow leopard enclosure. See if you can spot our beautiful new male snow leopard Khumbu, as you enjoy your visit to Costa at The Vine Café.

What’s on the menu?
The Vine café serves Costa specialities including Fairtrade coffee, hot and cold drinks, cakes, sandwiches and snacks. Children’s Meal Deal: Choose five items from a selection of sandwiches, snacks, fruit and treats for £5.95.

Seating: Eat inside or take away. Indoor seating available within the Himalaya centre, beside the soft play.

Opening schedule: Every day 10am – 5pm

The Catch Fish Bar

The Catch Fish & Chips Bar Twycross Zoo

Map location: Beside Gorillas and the Lemur walk-through.
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Traditional fish & chips at their best!

Our fish and chips are always cooked to order from scratch! We’re proud to only buy fish from sustainable sources and the potatoes for our chips are from Smithy Farm near Atherstone. Situated by the gorillas and lemur walk-through, this relaxed and friendly restaurant is where you can enjoy traditional fish and chips to eat in or take outside to enjoy in one of our picnic areas.

What’s on the menu?
Traditional Fish & Chips
Our menu also features pies, fish fingers and more!
For children, sausage, cod or chicken nuggets with chips and a drink is just £6.50

Seating: Limited indoor seating & take away. Why not find a lovely spot in one of our picnic areas close by. Perhaps you’ll spot our Sumatran Tigers, or majestic Gorillas whilst you eat!

Opening schedule: Every day 11am – 4pm

Oh Crumbs! Café

Oh Crumbs! Cafe The Gruffalo Discovery Land Twycross Zoo

Map location: The Gruffalo Discovery Land
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Our brand new Oh Crumbs! Café within The Gruffalo Discovery Land is the perfect spot for when your tummy is starting to rumble!

What’s on the menu?
Costa specialities including Fairtrade Costa coffee, hot and cold drinks, cakes, sandwiches and snacks. – as well as a small selection of pastries.

Seating: Eat inside or take away. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Opening schedule: Every day 11am – 4pm

The View Restaurant

The View Restaurant Twycross Zoo

Map location: Himalaya Visitor Centre (Twycross Zoo entrance).
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Enjoy a delicious meal at The View licensed restaurant for a dining experience like no other. Our indoor licenced restaurant overlooks our snow leopard enclosure, so you can see if you can catch a glimpse of beautiful Khumbu and Irma as you enjoy your meal!

Simply choose what you’d like from the menu and order at the bar (yep, we have a licensed bar!).

What’s on the menu?

Seating: Indoor restaurant. A member of our team will seat you at your table – fancy! Tables are on a first come first served basis. Regretfully, we cannot take reservation bookings for The View restaurant. 

We kindly ask that only food and drink purchased from The View Restaurant is consumed whilst seated here.

Opening schedule: Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 – 3pm (Opening times are subject to change depending on how busy we are.)

The View Restaurant may also open on peak days, such as bank holidays and school holidays during Spring – Autumn, plus occasional special events throughout the year, at our discretion.

The Grillshack BBQ

The Grillshack BBQ Twycross Zoo

Not to be missed in the Summer months!

Map location: Wet & Wild (near the Penguins)
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What’s on the menu?
BBQ classics including hot dogs, & burgers.
Vegan option available. Children’s portions available.

Seating: Grab a picnic table in the area around the BBQ and soak up the good vibes around Wet & Wild.

Opening schedule: This one is best enjoyed on warmer days! We aim to fire up the BBQ on peak days from around May half term and onwards throughout the Summer – weather permitting!

We love doing the BBQ, but please be aware it is subject to the weather and visitor numbers and regretfully we cannot always guarantee its availability.

Kiosks

Snack Kiosks Twycross Zoo

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Kiosks around the zoo offer sweet treats and ice creams, along with a selection of hot and cold drinks.
Opening times vary.

 

Picnics are welcome!

If you wish to bring your own food, we have several open grassy areas and benches for picnics. You can also use these spaces to eat any food bought at Twycross Zoo.
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* Please note that opening times for each of our catering outlets are subject to change, and on rare occasions this can be at short notice due to circumstances beyond our control. We do our best to update any significant changes to our catering offering to this web page as soon as possible.

** Peak days are usually weekends, bank holidays and school holidays Spring to Autumn, along with special events. Opening of these outlets is at the discretion of Twycross Zoo and cannot be guaranteed.

 

Twycross Zoo Food & Drink F.A.Q’s

Can I pay by cash or card?

All of our catering and retail outlets around the zoo accept both cash and contactless card. We don’t have a cashpoint on site, however the gift shop offers cash back on purchases over £5.

Which food and drink outlets are always open?

Our all-year round food and drink outlets are: Costa at The Vine Cafe, Oh Crumbs! Cafe and The Catch Fish Bar. These outlets are open daily*

Do Twycross Zoo members get discount on food and drink?

Yes! Members can get 10% off their food and drink orders (excluding alcohol). Simply present your valid membership card to our team at the time of purchase. Become a Twycross Zoo Member today.

Which food and drink outlets have indoor seating areas?

There are places to sit inside at Costa at The Vine Cafe and Oh Crumbs! Cafe. The View Restaurant (open on peak days) is an indoor restaurant space where the tables are for customers of The View Restaurant only. Please refrain from using these tables otherwise.
If you’ve brought a picnic or snacks from home, we kindly ask that these are eaten in the picnic areas.

Where can I buy ice cream?

Pretty much all of our catering outlets have a well-stocked freezer for all of your ice cream needs!

Do you have vegetarian and vegan options?

Yes! We ensure that we have vegetarian and vegan options across our catering offering. Please ask a member of our staff for advice whilst you’re here if required.

Where can I find allergy information?

If you have a food allergy or intolerance, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen information for all our food and drink is available upon request.

When is the BBQ open?

We aim to open the BBQ from around May through to September, on peak days when the weather is mainly dry. We love doing the BBQ, but please be aware it is subject to the weather and visitor numbers and regretfully we cannot always guarantee its availability.

Can I bring my own food?

Picnics are welcome! If you wish to bring your own food, we have several open grassy areas and benches for picnics. You can also use these spaces to eat any food bought at Twycross Zoo.

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Our catering services are provided by Compass Group plc on behalf of Twycross Zoo.