We are closed
Coronavirus update: 4th January 2021 - In light of the recent government announcement placing the UK under alert level 5 and the reinstatement of a nationwide lockdown, we have closed Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park to the public. We are awaiting further government guidance and will work to reopen both parks to guests as soon as it is appropriate to do so. We will be contacting guests with upcoming bookings to advise them on next steps.
As a charity, we appreciate your support and understanding. This is an unprecedented situation and during these incredibly challenging times we ask you to consider donating to our Animal Support Fund and contribute towards the feeding and care of our animals.Donate to our animal support fund
All our restaurants take great pride in sourcing the finest quality local ingredients.
Seasonal vegetables are picked fresh from our market garden near Howletts, while Kent artisans deliver delicious dairy, meats and fish.
Being in the heart of English wine country, local wines and Kentish brews wonderfully compliment our tasty dishes.
Now open to the public
The Garden Room
Our new restaurant, The Garden Room, is now open to our overnight guests and the public.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the beautifully restored Garden Room (originally the mansion’s stable yard) offers an inviting space for couples and families to dine or simply enjoy a post-lockdown pick me up.
Our seasonal menu, crafted by new Executive Chef Lee Edney, presents laid-back, unpretentious British plates packed full of flavour and quality ingredients. Garden bites, small and larger plates are accompanied by a carefully curated wine list, whilst a children’s menu is on offer for both lunch and dinner.
On Sundays, a traditional roast is served featuring dishes crafted using only the best seasonal ingredients which the autumn harvest has to offer.
For reservations please contact us on 01303 234101 or email@example.comFind out more
Authentic, delicious, informal
Babydoll's Wood Fired Pizza
Set within beautiful Mediterranean gardens, Babydoll’s wood fired pizza restaurant offers authentic Italian cooking in an informal setting.
Named after Babydoll (the much loved Howletts gorilla) our chefs prepare fresh sourdough pizza, pasta dishes and seasonal salads. We love that our sourdough is made from scratch in-house and left for 24 hours, before we top with the finest italian olive oil, tomato sauce and buffalo mozzarella. Delicious!
Open from 12pm daily, guests can enjoy a prosecco on the veranda’s comfy armchairs, before dining amongst beautiful olive tress.
All day children’s menu and takeaway menu available.
For reservations please contact us on 01303 234181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Lympne's hidden treasure
Relax and soak up the serene atmosphere of our unique Moroccan Courtyard.
Built by Sir Phillip Sassoon in the 1920s, the courtyard retains its original features including marble pillars, an octagonal water fountain and two carved roman baths. Lovingly restored and styled with antique Moroccan lanterns, this is the perfect outdoor setting for evening cocktails.
For further information please contact our team on 01303 234181 or email@example.com
Mansion Bar & Terrace
With the most spectacular of sea views, our bar and loggia terrace at Port lympne Mansion is a perfect setting for drinks and family gatherings.
Overlooking the mansion's beautifully manicured gardens, the south facing terrace becomes a sun trap during summer months, whilst in cooler months a roaring log fire keeps guests warm and toasty.
Open whenever you’d like a drink and some nibbles.
Coffee and snacks
Offering a tasty selection of sandwiches, pastries and coffees, our Pinewood Cafe is open daily 10am - 4.30pm.
Please call us on 01303 234151 to make a breakfast or dinner reservation, otherwise simply pop in anytime during the day for coffee and snacks.
Hot meals, coffee & snacks
Grab a quick coffee and a snack before you start your adventure, or stop for lunch and enjoy a hot meal or sandwich to relax and refuel while you watch the rhinos ambling around the paddocks below.
Drinks & snacks
Take a break with a hot or cold drink, ice cream or pasty while you watch our mischievous meerkats playing in their habitat next door. Once you've refreshed you'll be ready to carry on and visit our elusive small cats before entering Dinosaur Forest.