Levy Restaurants UK, the UK’s leading sports, leisure and hospitality company, has secured a new catering partnership with ZSL Zoological Society of London Whipsnade Zoo. Home to more than 3000 animals and spread across 600 acres, it is the UK’s largest zoo and home to lions, tigers, elephants, hippos, giraffes and many more species from around the world.

The partnership will see the wildlife attraction’s catering offer redefined, to give an even greater choice for visitors and to maximise the food and drink options during peak visitor times; from elevenses to lunches, and healthy snacks to afternoon cakes.

The Zoo’s five cafes will also undergo investment and redesign. At the heart of the redevelopment plans is the introduction of River Cottage, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s acclaimed restaurant concept. This will draw on provenance, sustainability and seasonal British flavours and offer a casual dining experience in line with today’s eating trends.

Reflecting seasonal demand, a new take-away picnic offering will be introduced to allow visitors to enjoy al fresco dining during the summer months. All concepts will be inspired by high street and food market trends and will feature a broad range of vegetarian and healthy menus.