In the heart of the Zoo overlooking Gibbon Island, the Island Restaurant is the ideal place to stop for a freshly ground coffee (specially brewed for Paignton Zoo), breakfast baps, lunch or afternoon tea.

Serving a wide range of food, including chef-made sandwiches, baguettes, paninis, salads, hot lunches, Chunk pasties, homemade soup, and jacket potatoes served with a selection of homemade fillings. We also offer easy pick up lunch boxes for children.

Open daily from 10am until half an hour before the Zoo closes. Our closing times are dependent on the time of the year, please check before you visit. Hot food available in the restaurant from midday until 3pm (often later in the holidays). There is plenty of seating inside or on sunny days, why not enjoy your meal on the lawn outside the restaurant?



Located next to the Jungle Fun play area with easy access to toilets, The Great Griller Burger Shack serves a range of burgers for everyone's taste. Vegetarian options available, check out our menu to find your favourite. Open all year round.


Freshly made on site, with vegetarian options available, the Hangout Pizzeria offers a range of delicious pizzas Italy would be proud of! Only open in summer months, the Pizzeria is located next to the Avian Breeding Centre with easy access to toilets.


This coffee shop and takeaway offers a range of Chunk pasties (locally and lovingly made in Ottery St Mary, Devon), freshly ground coffee, tea and hot chocolate, Westcountry ice cream and a selection of cold drinks.


Open all year round, the Lakeside cabin offers freshly ground coffee and delicious Westcountry ice cream.

Please note: during quieter times, some of our cabins may be closed. Please check with the team for the latest opening information.