From coffee to carvery, come and enjoy a well deserved break after looking around Ponderosa Zoo!

We have picnic areas around the site if you have brought your own food, then maybe treat yourself to an ice-cream afterwards.


Fancy a break? Come into our Coffee Shop and Ice Cream Parlor where you can relax with a hot or cold drink.

A variety of cold sandwiches, biscuits and crisps. And afterwards why not treat yourself to something sweet and get one of our Carte D’Or ice creams.

Lakeside Restaurant

Open 7 days week – our stylish contemporary Lakeside Restaurant set in award winning gardens overlooking a beautiful lake, within the Ponderosa Rural Therapeutic Centre.

Whether you fancy a drink, snack, afternoon tea or a full meal, you'll love our Lakeside restaurant. Available to book for parties, events and weddings, for more information visit

If you are planning on eating at the Lakeside Restaurant during your visit, please call ahead to make sure there are no functions booked in that day.

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