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Inside Werribee Open Range Zoo (must purchase a ticket to Zoo to enter restaurant). Offers sustainable, seasonal dining at its very best with unique views of African animals. You can sit inside and watch the playful meerkats, or take advantage of our large sunny deck overlooking the gorilla island exhibit. The Bistro's delicious family friendly meals are freshly made, using herbs from our own garden and local produce when possible, including fresh-baked breads and pastries from the Zoo's in-house bakery. The family-friendly menu includes soups served with Zoo bakery rolls, a selection of salads and fresh sandwiches, as well as more substantial meals, such as our international dishes and daily specials. Enjoy a glass of wine, beer, soft drink, juice, quality coffee or hot chocolate. Our kids' menu has all the universal favourites, including fish and chips, pastas, burger and chips, with salads and vegetable sides as well as an array healthier of desserts designed for small stomachs. Function hire available.
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, International, Australian, African, Bar, Pub
The Bistro is open plan with plenty of space and tables, ordering is done at the counter and you have to collect your food when it's ready, food quality is OK, however it is rather pricey and will run into a large sum if you...More
Date of visit: September 2018
ZooEventsRA, Guest Relations Manager at Meerkat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018
Thank you for your feedback. The large open plan is also great for events in the evening as we can create a range of event style set-ups. We also have a number of everyday saver items across all our catering outlets.
What a great place to sit and enjoy lunch and a coffee whilst admiring the little family of meerkats as they scurry about behind the glass wall, in full view of you. The cafe food is fine, but it's the location of the meerkats that...More
Date of visit: August 2018
ZooEventsRA, Guest Relations Manager at Meerkat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018
Hi Angela, glad you had a great time. We love our cheeky meerkats, they're so fun to watch.
Hope to have you back soon.
We came here for a snack after our tour and it was very welcoming after being out in the chilly wintry weather. We had mainly snack food with chips and burgers. Coffee was very welcome! There's a window where you can view the Meerkats hence...More
Date of visit: June 2018
CompassVictoriaZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Meerkat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018
Delighted to hear about your recent visit to the Meerkat Bistro. It's quite lovely during the colder months to have a warm meal and relax watching the meerkats. Hope we see you again soon.
The bistro is clean and spacious. The menu was a bit limited in choice and I felt rhe Waghu Burger was a little over priced at $19 95. The coffees was enjoyable. There is a kiosk for takeaway options though families with littlies had their...More
Date of visit: November 2017
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CompassVictoriaZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Meerkat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017
Glad you had a great time at the bistro. We change the menu seasonally and we like to offer a chefs special daily. Hope to see you back again soon.
When I read that the steak sandwich at the Meerkat cafe was legendary, I didn't realise that it was legendary for how bad it could be.
I am writing this 4 hours after I ate the legendary steak sandwich and my jaw still hurts.