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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 food.

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. 

Opening hours
 1 Oct -  31 March  Open daily from 10am to 4pm
 24 February  Closed for a private function. Refreshments are available from The Treetop Tearoom. 
 1 April - 30 Sept  Open daily from 10am to 6pm.


Where to eat
Download our menu. (PDF - 10MB)
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. Relax and admire the panoramic views of Belfast Lough as well as Bora and Indera, our Malayan sun bears.

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

Debit and credit card facilities are available. 

This facility does not provide hot food.

Where to eat

Download our menu. (PDF - 6.7MB)

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.

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.