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Meerkat Bistro

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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$4-US$14
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, International, Australian, African, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to rave about or criticise. Fairly standard tourist attraction bistro /Cafe. Very organised with their coffee orders, which was a plus.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jenpepcheeki
Reviewed 25 September 2018

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
Thank gkf2104
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. Kind regards.

Reviewed 14 August 2018

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
Thank angelaparr77
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. Kind regards,

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Presumed at $20 for a chicken burger it would come with fries. Nope. Just a few leaves and some tomato. Wasn’t very nice either. Bring your own food if visiting Werribee

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Alfawex
ZooEventsRA, Guest Relations Manager at Meerkat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback, we take it seriously and we’ll be reviewing this menu item for our next menu roll out. Kind regards, Meerkat Bistro

Reviewed 5 July 2018

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
Thank RayC888
CompassVictoriaZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Meerkat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hi Ray, 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. Kind regards,

Reviewed 14 April 2018

Great food and lovely latte, here at the zoo. Went with family we had a great day out.well worth a visit for your lunch here.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Jayne B
CompassVictoriaZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Meerkat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Jayne, We're glad you had such a great time at our Meerkat Bistro! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Meerkat Bistro

Reviewed 5 March 2018

We found the menu limited but the choices that we had were tasty . Reasonably priced nothing fancy but does the job clean and airy the nearby Meerkats are adorable.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Lyn L
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

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
Thank Pat C
CompassVictoriaZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Meerkat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Pat, 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. Kind regards,

Reviewed 13 September 2017

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. The...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank PaulD1970
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Had a coffee coffee stop here it was great to see the Meerkat running around while we had our coffee, we were late in the afternoon so a lot of the hot food was off but the coffee was okay.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank fremantle32
CompassVictoriaZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Meerkat Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We love watching the meerkats run around while we sip on coffee too. A great way to start the day!

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Maureen B
23 November 2017|
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Response from fremantle32 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but would be worth giving the Bistro a call or the zoo directly as it can get busy.
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