We use the very best seasonal and locally sourced ingredients wherever we can in our Restaurants. We grow some of our own food at Walmestone Growers, a major supplier to many top restaurants within Kent and London.
Our team also work with Kentish suppliers and farmers who are as passionate about growing, as our chefs are about cooking.
Set in beautiful landscaped gardens, at the heart of Port Lympne Reserve, Babydoll’s Wood Fired Pizza is sure to delight lovers of authentic Italian cuisine.
The stylish and modern restaurant, was named after the much loved gorilla, Babydoll, who at the grand old age of 57, was the last surviving original Howletts gorilla before she sadly passed away in 2018. She was brought up from an infant in the cottage at Howletts and was adored by the Aspinall family and her dedicated keepers.
Open from 12.00pm daily, you can begin your Italian experience outside, surrounded by beautiful olive trees and flowers, or relax on the comfy sofas or armchairs on the veranda with a glass of prosecco and selection of antipasti, before tucking in to a freshly prepared and baked wood fired oven pizza or a satisfying bowl of pasta.
All our seasonal vegetables and herbs used at Babydoll’s, are sourced directly from our own kitchen garden and we also offer gluten friendly pizzas too. A selection of fine wines and prosecco, alongside non alcoholic and hot drinks is also available.
From 09:00-11am at weekends and during peak periods, Babydoll's serves a brunch menu for overnight guests and park visitors. **Please note that brunch will be unavailable Saturday 11th January - Saturday 15th February 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience caused**
To book a table at Babydoll's please call us on 01303 234181.
Relax and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the unique Moroccan Courtyard at Port Lympne Hotel.
Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea or book the courtyard exclusively for weddings, receptions, parties and private dining throughout the spring and summer months.
For further information please contact our team on 01303 234111.
Located at Bear Lodge at Port Lympne Reserve, the Bear Lodge Restaurant is open to short break guests and the general public, and offers lots of family favourite meals.
We're open Friday 5-9pm for dinner, Saturday 8-11am for breakfast and 5-9pm for dinner, and Sunday 8-11am for breakfast and 12-3pm for lunch.
subject to availability and can also cater for private events. Please call 01303 234164 for more information.
Located in the heart of Port Lympne Reserve, the Port Lympne Hotel Restaurant is open to short break guests only, and offers a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, designed by our Executive Chef.
The restaurant offers an extensive range of fine wines, whilst you dine in the dramatically decorated mansion house restaurant.
Or join us at the stylish and contemporary Glyn Philpot bar, with amazing views to the Kent coast. Relax and enjoy the open fire with cocktails, fine wines, indulgent afternoon teas (pre-booking is essential), cream teas and much more.
We're open every day subject to availability and can also cater for private events. Please call 01303 394040 for more information or to book your table.
Pinewood Cafe offers a selection of tasty meal choices for breakfast and lunch. The cosy cafe, adjacent to the Gatehouse, offers the warmth of a wood burning fire on colder days and airy al fresco dining on finer days.
Please call us on 01303 234151 to make a breakfast or dinner booking as part of your Short Break stay at Port Lympne Reserve, or simply pop in during your day visit and treat yourself to our delicious selection of pastries and coffee.