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.
Where: Next to the Main Entrance
The Meerkat Bistro offers a la carte dining 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.
The family-friendly menu includes our famous wagyu burger or peri peri burger, fish & chips, curry and a selection of hearty salads and daily pasta specials to name a few. We also have a kids menu with universal favourites and for the adults, a glass of wine or beer is available.
Tribal Beats Kiosk
Where: Located next to the Meerkat Bistro
Our new Tribal Beats Kiosk located at the ticket entrance is the place to try our favourite rotisserie chicken accompanied by a variety of hot meals. Snacks are also available from the kiosk such as sweets and ice-creams, sushi, salads, sandwiches and Zoo Bakery treats. You can take a seat in the courtyard next to the kiosk, or wander to the lawns in the African Village, near the playground.
Download the Tribal Beats Kiosk Menu
Cheetah Lawn BBQ
Where: Next to the Safari Bus Station
Cheetah Lawn BBQ serves up traditional boerewors, assorted snacks, ice-creams and drinks where there is plenty of space to relax on the grass and for kids to run around. Located right next to the Safari Bus station but remember there's no food allowed on the Safari Bus so grab a quick snack before embarking or when you step off.
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.
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 also have the option for prepaid takeaway Lunch Packs for groups of 10 or more. We’ll make sure you won’t go hungry!