Levy Restaurants UK, which has been the official catering partner of Bristol Zoo for the past decade, is investing in a new restaurant at the attraction.
It is currently being built on the site of the former Coral Café, next to the Zoo’s main lawn and will be twice as big as the previous facility.
The new concept will be called The Hide and will offer a fun and immersive dining experience, taking design inspiration from nature and animal habitats from around the world. It will use textures and materials to replicate those found in the animal world and will include marine, undergrowth, horizon and canopy-themed zones.
Due to open in the spring, The Hide will offer improved ambience, seating for up to 300 guests in a relaxed, family-friendly environment, table service and a range of hot and cold food and drink options.
The construction of the new restaurant has included the removal of the café’s old external canopy and the addition of a single storey to increase capacity, come rain or shine.
Wendy Walton, director of commercial operations at Bristol Zoo, said: “Together with Levy Restaurants UK we are developing the best zoo restaurant in the UK; a fantastic, stress-free dining experience in the heart of the Zoo. Guests will have a choice of themed dining zones based on a range of animal habitats in a totally unique, relaxed atmosphere. It’s a very exciting time and we are very much looking forward to revealing the new restaurant to our guests later this year.”