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Food and drink

Sea lion eating a fish

All our catering facilities are operated by Kylemore Catering.

The Lion's Den Restaurant

The Lion's Den Restaurant is located at the start of the 'Avenue walk'. It is open from 10am to 3.30pm.

The Restaurant serves:

  • soup
  • sandwiches, wraps and ciabattas
  • hot meals
  • hot and cold drinks
  • ice cream
  • tray bakes.


Credit and debit card facilities are available at the Lion's Den Restaurant.

Kids' parties

Book a private room in the Lion's Den for your special occasion. Party meals cost £4.95 per child. Select from the following meals:

  • chicken nuggets, chips and a carton of fruit juice
  • sausages, beans, chips and a carton of fruit juice
  • sandwich, crisps and a carton of fruit juice.

To book your party, call us on 028 9077 3963 or email belfastzoo@ksg.ie and for more information, download our  Kids' party leaflet

The Treetop Tearoom

The Treetop Tearoom is closed from 1 October 2013 to 31 March 2014.

Percy's Picnic Pitstop

Percy's Penguin Pitstop is closed from 1 October 2013 to 31 March 2014

Picnic lunches

Bringing a group to the zoo? Why not pre-book your picnic lunch?

A child lunch bag costs £4.95 and includes:

  • freshly made sandwich
  • bag of crisps or a piece of fruit
  • carton of juice.

An adult lunch bag costs £5.95 and includes:

  • deep filled sandwich
  • bag of crisps or a piece of fruit
  • tea, coffee or a bottle of water.

To book a picnic lunch, call us on 028 9077 3963 or email belfastzoo@ksg.ie and for more information, download our Picnic lunch leaflet

Our animals

Belfast Zoo is home to over 1,000 animals and more than 150 different species.

The majority of our animals are in danger in their natural habitat.

About the zoo

Belfast Zoo opened in 1934 and is one of Northern Ireland's top attractions.

It receives more than 300,000 visitors a year.

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