Foodservice firm Amadeus has reopened the restaurant at Dudley Zoological Gardens (DZG) less than a month after winning the £5.4m contract.
The 165-seat restaurant is now called the Oak Kitchen at the Queen Mary. It has a new menu based on Amadeus's Oak Kitchen concept, which takes it cue from traditional British, fresh ingredients. Dishes include locally-inspired classics such as the Brummie Balti, and traditional Black Country dish faggots with mash and peas.
A new fast coffee takeaway service was also installed.
DZG chief executive Peter Suddock stated that he was pleased by how quickly the refurbishment had taken place, and that visitors had welcomed the new site.
He said: "The DZG-Amadeus partnership got off to a very busy start to the season as we had record numbers throughout Easter. The new menu has been well received and service and quality are meeting our expectations."
Amadeus managing director Kevin Watson, said: "DZG is currently undergoing significant investment. We look forward to our involvement in this journey and aim to contribute to this success."
Set on 40-acre grounds, around an 11th century castle, DZG is home hundreds of animals. The Amadeus deal - which has been agreed for seven years from April, to the value of £5.4m â' is part of plans to attract more visits and improve the visitor experience.
Other recent high-profile wins include a £5m deal with Riverside in Stratford-upon-Avon; and £16m worth of business across clients such as Cadbury World, Camden Council, the Library of Birmingham and Birmingham Town Hall.