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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the UK’s largest zoo and safari park located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire. It is owned by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

Whipsnade Zoo

We are known for our bespoke approach to catering, sourcing local ingredients to create the most visually stunning dishes. Our food outlets at Whipsnade Zoo are rich in flavour, aroma, texture and colour. To capture the imagination and always exceed expectations.

We pride ourselves on providing lively, inventive and above all delicious menus, using only the very finest ingredients. Important issues such as sustainability, traceability and care for the environment are all key.

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To contact our venue:
T: 01582 871331
E: generalenquiries@zsl.org
Weddings

Whipsnade Zoo is surrounded by the breathtaking Chiltern Hills, it offers a unique location for the special day.

Ceremonies are held in stylish suites holding up to 400 guests for dining, and these break out onto elegantly maintained lawns and terraces. Photographs with animals can be arranged to provide stunning pictures to savour forever, and a vintage steam train can even whisk your wedding guests off on a memorable expedition within our 600 acres of beautiful parkland.

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Catering and Dining

Base Camp Restaurant

This family-friendly restaurant offers frictionless service meaning that guests are served quickly and efficiently using our new bespoke app system. Guests can select from a wide range of classic dishes such as the Basecamp Burger and Caesar Salad alongside the children's menu.

Base Camp Barbecue

Nestled just outside our Base Camp restaurant, visit our on-site barbecue for something freshly cooked before your very eyes. Offering both meat and vegetarian sausage baguettes, burgers and soft drinks.

Africa Outpost

The place to go if you have a sweet tooth! Selling ice creams and sweet treats, as well as sandwiches, salads and snacks plus a range of hot drinks to help you warm up on cold days.

River Cottage Kitchen & Deil 

With a view overlooking our incredible white rhinos, this eatery has been designed in partnership with food writer and campaigner, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Using the best quality seasonal ingredients, River Cottage’s commitment to quality, sustainably sourced ingredients and materials makes it the perfect eco-conscious restaurant for Whipsnade and aligns perfectly with ZSL’s wider work.

Fish 'n' Chip Van

Hit our pop-up chippy and warm your cockles with a bag of chips or two. Currently serving up hot and cold drinks, saveloys, chips (with cheese if you like!) and freshly prepared fish, you can't go wrong.

Visitor Centre Deli

Situated at the entrance of the Zoo, the cafe serves deli sandwiches, hot savoury snacks (including breakfast baps), plus your favourite hot and cold drinks.

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