Congratulations to Perth Zoo and the Compass Group for opening the new outlets at the Zoo. Designed by Architects Christou Group, the Cafe and Function Centre will be a welcome addition to the Perth Hospitality Scene.
Alto Cibum has supported the project, providing various services, including: Hospitality Masterplan, Operator Selection, and Kitchen Design.
Visitors to the Zoo, celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, can buy a sit-down meal at Habitat overlooking the playground or grab a snack from takeaway outlet Wag Tails.
There will also be a new coffee and wine bar, Distil and Brew.
But the development’s centrepiece is The Maali, the Noongar word for black swan. It will have its entrance on Labouchere Road and be available for weddings, corporate events and more.
Restaurant Associates Venues is the current operator of Werribee and Melbourne Zoo in Victoria.
Compass Group Australia executive director Michael Lambourne said The Maali would offer “unmatched” function and boardroom facilities.
“The stunning new retail and function facilities will be transformational for the Zoo and the perfect platform for us to introduce our quality and innovative catering services,” he said.
“Our menus will incorporate locally sourced produce and be tailored to deliver value to drive customer satisfaction and engagement.”
Environment Minister Reece Whitby said it was an exciting time for Perth Zoo.
“The new cafe and function centre are truly state-of-the-art facilities and will enhance the visitor experience like never before,” he said.
“The function centre will raise the bar for event spaces in Perth.”
Alto Cibum continues to support Perth Zoo and Restaurant Associates during the transition period. If you are seeking specialist advice for your hospitality experience, please get in touch with the Hospitality team.