Food and drink

Edinburgh Zoo has two restaurants, one café and several kiosks offering a wide range of hot and cold food, snacks and drinks. Whatever you fancy, there’s something to suit all tastes! 

We offer excellent value and service as part of a great day out for the family. Each of our restaurants and cafés have dedicated allergen folders, which detail the allergens of each menu item in that particular outlet. Food prepared onsite may contain milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts and tree nuts. We recommend speaking to a member of our staff before ordering who can help suggest the best dishes or alternative options to suit your needs. Take a peek at our allergen alternatives!

Our restaurants and cafés are subject to seasonal opening times, weather conditions and visitor numbers.

Grasslands Restaurant wood-fired pizza IMAGE: Robin Mair 2022


Treat the family to some of our delicious stone-baked sourdough street pizza or chow down on our loaded lunch. Choose from fries, classic nachos or pachos – poppadom nachos. Pick your favourite toppings and enjoy!

Grasslands menu

The Gannet

Stop by to enjoy delicious fish and chip dishes, from vegan haggis to fish cakes, available to sit-in and takeaway. The Gannet uses high quality, ethically sourced ingredients carefully selected with a focus on maintaining exceptional quality and taste.

Please note that the Gannet is card and digital payment only.

The Gannet menu
The Gannet food selection IMAGE: Laura Moore 2022
Hand holding coffee mug on bench IMAGE: Robin Mair 2022

Penguins Café

Penguins Café overlooks the world-famous Penguins Rock and has spectacular views of the Pentland Hills from its outdoor decking area. The café serves a selection of breakfast rolls, ciabattas, salads and soup of the day. For the kids there are babycinos, hot chocolate and Penguins Lunch Bags.

We accept card and cash in Penguins Café

Penguins Café menu

Kiosks and picnics

Feeling peckish, but don’t need a full meal? Look out for snack kiosks dotted around the zoo. We’ve also provided benches and picnic areas to allow you to sip and snack on bits you've brought from home. Our main picnic areas are located at the hilltop, around the main lawn and inside Lemur Lodge – for those wet weather days!

Please note that our kiosks are card only, including Rockhopper Ice Cream

Family picnic in Lemur Lodge IMAGE: Robin Mair 2022