Where to eat
At Werribee Open Range Zoo, we cater for every taste and budget – from adults looking for a delicious bistro meal to fussy kids looking for a snack on-the-go, and everything in between.
The Meerkat Bistro
Where: Next to the Main Entrance
The Meerkat Bistro offers sustainable, seasonal dining at its best, with unique views of African animals at play. Sit inside and watch the cheeky meerkats, or take advantage of our large sunny deck and outdoor tables, overlooking the gorilla island exhibit.
A taste of our menu
The bistro’s delicious meals are freshly made, using local produce whenever possible – including freshly-baked breads and pastries from the Zoo’s in-house bakery and herbs picked from our garden.
The family-friendly menu includes soups served with Zoo bakery rolls, a selection of salads and fresh sandwiches as well as more substantial meals, such as fish and chips and hand made burgers.
The menu includes gluten-free and vegetarian options and other dietary needs can also be accommodated.
Accompany your meal with a glass of wine, beer, a quality coffee or hot chocolate.
Our kids’ menu
Our kids’ menu has universal favourites - such as pastas, burgers and chips with a choice of salads or vegetables available.
Download the menu (PDF)
The Meerkat Kiosk
Where: Located next to the Meerkat Bistro
Enjoy a varied menu of take-away food, including freshly made sandwiches, gourmet pies, hot snacks, hot and cold drinks, ice creams and confectionery.
You can take a seat in the courtyard next to the kiosk, or wander to the lawns in the African Village, near the playground.
Hippo Beach Cafe
Where: At Hippo Beach
Take a break from your journey at Hippo Beach Cafe. Enjoy a hot or cold drink whilst the kids have fun in the sun, water and sand.
There's also a range of freshly baked pastry goods, seasonal salads and sandwiches available as well as coffee, tea and cold drinks, ice creams and other snacks for a lunch stop in the perfect spot.
What a great way to watch the hippos as they snooze on the bank and splash through the water.
Open 11.00am-2pm weekends, school holidays and Public Holidays.
Moveable feasts (peak visitation periods)
During school holidays and other peak periods, the Zoo offers extra food options to feed the hungry masses, at scattered locations around the Zoo. We’ll make sure you won’t go hungry!
The Cheetah Lawn outlet pops up just after the safari bus. Remember, there's no food allowed on the safari bus so grab a quick snack when you step off. Cheetah Lawn serves up a sausage sizzle, assorted snacks, ice-creams and drinks.