Levy Restaurants wins four-year Bristol Zoo Gardens deal

Levy Restaurants wins four-year Bristol Zoo Gardens deal

Compass Group's Levy Restaurants has picked up a new four-year hospitality contract with Bristol, Clifton and West of England Zoological Society for the Wild Place Project, Britain's newest wildlife conservation attraction.

The Wild Place Project, which opens today, is the first stage of the development of Bristol Zoo's National Wildlife Conservation Park and is expected to welcome 100,000 guests over the course of its first year.

The catering deal to operate Wild Place Project's Courtyard Café is estimated to be worth around £934,000 in projected sales.

Colin Bailey, managing director for sports, leisure and hospitality at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: "We have operated at Bristol Zoo Gardens for 10 years and have a great relationship with the Zoological Society as a result.

"Our guests are at the heart of all we do and our approach to hospitality at the Wild Place Project will be centred on maximising a fantastic experience for visitors."

Owain Cassidy, head of marketing and development at Bristol Zoo Gardens, added: "We've built an excellent relationship with Levy Restaurants over the years at Bristol Zoo, with its high standard of catering facilities enhancing our guests' visit time and again.

"We are very happy the relationship is growing and extends to the Wild Place Project and the team's catering expertise and professionalism will no doubt complement the exciting new development."

Compass Group was awarded 10-year £26m catering contract at Edinburgh Zoo in April 2011.

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