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Where to eat

We have two cafés which offer a wide range of hot and cold food, snacks and drinks. Our catering facilities are operated by Amadeus. Debit and credit card facilities are available.

The Lion’s Den Restaurant

The Lion’s Den Restaurant is located near the zoo entrance. Call by at your feeding time or to warm up with a hot meal. Hot food will finish one hour before closing time.

Opening hours
1 April - 30 Sept  Open daily from 10am to 6pm.
 1 Oct -  31 March  Open daily from 10am to 4pm


Hot food will finish one hour before closing time. 

The Treetop Tearoom

The Treetop Tearoom is located at the very top of our Cave Hill site. It is the perfect spot to stop for a snack and a refreshing drink. A limited hot menu is available. Relax and admire the panoramic views of Belfast Lough as well as Bora and Indera, our Malayan sun bears. Hot food will finish one hour before closing time.

Dates Opening hours 
1 April - 30 Sept  Open daily from 11am - 6pm
1 Oct - 31 March  Closed
 (open on selected weekends, 11am - 4pm)

Debit and credit card facilities are available. 

Vending machines

We have vending machines in the visitor centre. You can buy drinks, confectionery and crisps before you begin your Belfast Zoo adventure. 

Picnic areas 

With the stunning setting of Cave Hill and spectacular views of Belfast, it is the perfect place for a picnic. Whatever the weather it is fun to eat outdoors and there are lots of picnic areas available. You can purchase ‘grab and go’ meals from the zoo’s cafes to enjoy in the picnics areas.

We kindly ask that visitors put their rubbish in bins which are located around the zoo site.

Download your zoo map.
Picnic benches and cafés are marked on our map. (PDF - 2.38MB)
Belfast Zoo opening times
Find out about our opening hours.