Levy Restaurants UK, the official catering partner of Bristol Zoo for the last 10 years, has announced it is investing in a new 300-cover restaurant at the attraction.
The new concept, called the Hide, is currently being built on the site of the former Coral Café, next to the Zoo's main lawn. It is due to open spring 2017 and will be twice the size of the previous facility.
The new concept will take use textures and materials to replicate those found in the animal world, and will include marine, undergrowth, horizon and canopy-themed zones.
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. While the new facility is being developed, a temporary café is available in a marquee on the zoo's main lawn.
Wendy Walton, director of commercial operations at Bristol Zoo, said: "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."
Ben George, general manager of Levy Restaurants UK at Bristol Zoo, added: "New menus will include a range of home-made dishes and snacks to suit all tastes, with the focus on nutritious and fun meals for kids and the entire family, using the best local, seasonal, ethical and sustainable ingredients. Our menus will offer all day service, from hot breakfast and lunch through to afternoon tea."