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.

The coffee shop and Lakeside restaurant are now open 7 days per week with limited indoor seating available, they also offer take out options. For the Sunday carvery you can pre-book by emailing or calling 01924 404 604. 

If you are planning on visiting the Lakeside Restaurant, please call ahead to check it is not booked out for a private booking.


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.

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Lakeside Restaurant

Open 7 days week – our stylish contemporary Lakeside Restaurant set in award winning gardens overlooking a beautiful lake, within Ponderosa Zoo

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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