23 November - 23 December 2018

The Lanterns

Enjoy our festive feasts

22nd October 2018

Make a meal of your visit and treat yourself to a variety of festive delights! There’s plenty to choose between at our Christmas Food Market, or newly opened contemporary British pub – The Oakfield. 


Christmas Food Market at Northern Lights

No festive event is complete without a Christmas market!  The food market is located half way round The Lanterns route, making it the perfect time to stop and take a moment to explore what delicious goodies are on offer.  With a range of food options, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

  • Traditional Hog Roast Sandwich– £5
  • Christmas burrito– £6
  • Bratwurst and burgers– £5
  • A range of pies / sausage rolls – from £3.50 to £5
  • Churros – £4

Enjoy your food with a mulled wine or hot drink from the bar in our cosy tepee, complete with fire pit, which is just set back from the Northern Lights.

Enjoy a glass of fizz at The Oakfield

The Oakfield at Enchanted Woodland

If you’d prefer to get toasty indoors, then The Oakfield is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a mouth-watering meal and a glass of your favourite drink.  Enjoy the lovely surroundings of our newly refurbished contemporary British pub, located in the heart of the zoo, and just over half way round The Lanterns route.  Feast on one of the below options:

The Oakfield slider

Minced steak and bone marrow burgers, topped with smoked bacon and Tarporley brie in a brioche bun.  Cheshire cheese and ale sausage, with bacon cooked in honey. Glazed roast potatoes.

Adult portion – £10.00
Small portion – £6.00

Vegetarian option

  • Oakfield veggie slider, roasted beetroot and grilled halloumi burger, brioche bun. Crunchy corn and squash bhajis. Mini hasselbach potatoes with burts blue cheese.

Adult portion – £10.00
Small portion – £6.00

Please note that the slider offer is made up of a delicious and wide selection of smaller portions.

Christmas supper in Bembe Kitchen at the main entrance

Before you leave The Lanterns at Chester Zoo and head home, there’s still chance to fill up on a tasty Christmas roast with all the trimmings.  There’s also a vegetarian option of a hearty veggie sausage, mash with cranberry gravy.

Adult portion – £7.50
Smaller portion – £6.00

You can simply pick the meal you’d like to have as part of your Lanterns experience and add to your basket when you book your tickets.  Spoilt for choice?  Don’t worry, you can decide on the night and buy food when you visit.