The Meerkat Bistro on a sunny day.

Food and facilities

Where to eat

There are lots of places to grab a bite at the Zoo. Enjoy a snack while watching the cheeky meerkats play at the Meerkat Bistro or relax on the lawn with a take away meal. We serve traditional South African sausages, pies, pizzas, rotisserie chickens, salads, sandwiches, drinks and ice creams. Some of our smaller food outlets aren't open every day – so check with a staff member when you arrive.

Can I bring my own food or picnic to the zoo?

You are also most welcome to BYO picnic to the zoo. If you need to pop out to your car to get your picnic at lunchtime, make sure you let our friendly gate staff know so they can let you back into the zoo as your ticket will not work once it has been scanned.


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 Meerkat Bistro. 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.

BBQ Hire and Picnic Facilities

Hire the Chongola Hut or Cheetah BBQ Area for your Werribee Open Range Zoo visit! 

Just call 1300 966 784 to make arrangements.

Chongola Hut


Semi-sheltered, picnic table seating for up to 40 people

Cheetah BBQ


Sheltered, standing room only