Restaurants & Facilities

Got a roaring appetite? Head to one of our restaurants or cafes around Dublin Zoo, we wouldn’t want the cubs to go hungry.

Please note that the Meerkat Restaurant will be closed for business on Monday 18th July,  all other outlets will be open as usual.

 

Restaurants & Facilities

Got a roaring appetite? Head to one of our restaurants or cafes around Dublin Zoo, we wouldn’t want the cubs to go hungry.

Please note that the Meerkat Restaurant will be closed for business on Monday 18th July,  all other outlets will be open as usual.

 

Meerkat Restaurant

The Meerkat Restaurant has plenty to ward off even the hungriest of beasts. And best of all, watch the mischievous meerkats while you munch.

We ask visitors to wear a face-covering or mask when visiting the indoor animal habitats, gift shops or indoor dining areas.

Opening times:

Monday – Sunday9.30am – 4pm for hot food (open until 5pm for hot drinks and light refreshments)

Offering:

  • Tea/Coffee
  • Pastries & Cakes
  • Confectionery/Soft Drinks
  • Irish Breakfast
  • Kids Breakfast
  • Avocado and toast
  • Vegetarian Breakfast
  • Breakfast Wrap and Vegetarian Breakfast Wrap
  • Pizzas
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Picnic Bench

Why not take a break from all of your exploring at the Picnic Bench? Located beside the historic Robert’s House which is now Zoorassic world and overlooks the great lawn where you can often watch the resident peafowl roam!

Opening times:

Monday – Sunday9.30am – 5pm

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WUUF Dogs

Wolf down a deliciously loaded WUUF hotdog before or after you explore the Kaziranga Forest Trail!

Opening times:

Thursday – Sunday10.30am – 5pm

Check out their menu here.

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The Cove - Chicken Hut

Located in Sea Lion Cove, Chicken Hut is the perfect pitstop for the peckish. With burgers, chips, cold drinks and plenty more on offer, it’s the ideal place to re-energise before you continue to explore!

Opening times:

Monday – Sunday10.30am hot drinks, 11am – 5.30pm for hot food

Check out their menu here!

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Nakuru café – Starbucks

With signature Starbucks roasted coffee, ice-creams and a range of snacks to keep your little monkeys fed and watered, why not kick back lakeside with a well-deserved barista brew in Nakuru Cafe – Starbucks in the African Plains.

Opening times:

Monday – Sunday10.30am – 5pm

 

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Sophia's Ice Cream Parlour

There is always time for ice cream!  Chill out with a stop to Sophia’s Ice Cream Parlour.

Opening times:

Friday – Saturday – 11am – 5pm

Check out their menu here!

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WILD Burger

Enjoy some hot food whilst resting your paws after exploring the African Savanna at WILD Burger.

Opening times:

Thursday – Sunday11am – 5pm

Check out their menu here!

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Kiosks

Snack time! 

Seasonal kiosks and vending machines to keep you and the cubs going all day.

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Zoovenir Shops

Stock up on zoovenirs and snacks in one of the two gift shops on site, with all profits going back into Dublin Zoo.

Located at the main entrance and beside the Nakuru Cafe – Starbucks in the African Plains.

We ask visitors to wear a face-covering or mask when visiting the indoor animal habitats, gift shops or indoor dining areas.

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Toilets & Baby Changing

There are baby changing and feeding facilities by the Meerkat Restaurant, click the link below to locate it on an interactive map.

Find your closest toilet on our interactive map.

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Luggage Storage

There are lockers available at the entrance. The lockers cost €2. Once you pay, you can operate the lockers via the key.

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Kid’s Scooters

Kid’s scooters are not allowed in Dublin Zoo due to the volume of visitors and child safety.

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