Food and facilities

Where to eat

Visit one of our cafes or kiosks at the Zoo for a delicious sit down meal, some tasty take away or a special treat.

You have plenty of options, including sampling one of our fresh pastries and sweets from the world’s only commercial Zoo Bakery. Enjoy a range of vegan dishes and delicious chefs specials at the Lakeside Cafe, a spicy BBQ kransky while watching giraffes grazing at the Giraffe Lookout Cafe, or a South-East Asian inspired menu at the Elephant Kiosk.

Group catering

Arrange some tasty take-away lunch packs for group eating in style! Our pre-ordered lunch packs are a great option for groups of ten or more, as they're convenient, delicious, and stress-free. 

Lunch packs come in biodegradable lunch boxes and include a sandwich or baguette, a small salad and nuts (in the adult packs), a Zoo Bakery treat, a piece of fruit and a drink.

Simply pre-order your lunch packs and collect them from the Zoo Bakery. Then it's just a matter of spreading out on the the lawns, or at one of our many picnic tables, and enjoy lunch with a wild soundtrack.

Lunch packs must be ordered and prepaid at least seven days in advance with a minimum of ten packs per order.

Low gluten options are available on request.

Pavilion hire and picnic facilities

Hire a section of the pavilion or lawn space for your Melbourne Zoo visit! Just call 1300 966 784 to make arrangements.


  • Sheltered, standing room for up to 50 people
  • $365 between Sep-Mar
  • $275 between Apr-Jul


  • Standing room for up to 150 people
  • $275 between Sep-Mar
  • $195 between Apr-Jul
Pavilion hire