The Lion’s Den Restaurant
Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) the Lion's Den Restaurant is closed.
The Treetop Tearoom
The Treetop Tearoom is located at the 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.
Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) the Treetop Tearoom is open seven days a week offering a takeaway service only.
Debit and credit card facilities are available.
We have vending machines in the visitor centre. You can buy drinks, confectionery and crisps before you begin your Belfast Zoo adventure.
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.
Our catering facilities (the Lion’s Den Restaurant and the Treetop Tearoom) are operated by our catering partner, Ability Café. Ability Café follow legal food safety protocols and provide consumer information and advice on allergens in the catering facilities.
If you have any specific dietary or allergy requirements, contact us prior to your visit or speak to a member of the team on the day who will be happy to advise and provide you with help and advice.
Although animals are usually fed at distance from the public, the produce we feed our animals may contain human allergens including nuts.
As visitors are permitted to bring their own food into the zoo, providing an allergen-free environment is not possible. Visitors are asked to place any rubbish in bins provided throughout the zoo.
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