About your visit
When are you open?
Please see our opening times for more information.
When is Grub Kitchen open?
Grub Kitchen is open whenever The Bug Farm is open (unless otherwise stated on our opening times page. Lunch is served from 12 noon – 2:30pm and 12 noon – 3:30pm during school holidays. Teas, coffees, cold drinks and cakes are served all day. Have a look at the Grub Kitchen page for more information.
Do we need to book?
Yes – please book your entrance ticket online before your visit if possible. We can often take walk-ins on the day, but can’t guarantee walk-in spaces especially on our busier days (particularly a wet weather day during school holidays). Grub Kitchen does not generally take advance bookings, but operates on a first-come-first served basis.
Are you dog friendly?
Yes – we actively encourage you to bring along your well-behaved pooch. The only area that we can’t let dogs in is the Tropical Bug Zoo room – have a peak at the map to see the site layout. Dogs must stay on a lead at all times when at The Bug Farm.
Are you suitable for adult visitors?
Yes! The site is equally suited to adult or family visitors. In fact, most of our interpretation is aimed at adults. We have a strong focus on conservation, food and farming, as well as displays on biomimicry and insect farming. We also have a range of wildlife trails around various habitats. Please see the site map for more information.
How long will our visit last?
Good question! Some people whizz around the site in less than an hour, while others are here all day! The average stay-time is probably 2.5 hours.
Can we bring a picnic?
Yes – however, due to space limitations, picnics can only be eaten on the outdoor picnic benches. We thoroughly recommend you have lunch in Grub Kitchen though – you’re missing out on a treat otherwise!
Does Grub Kitchen only serve insect-based food?
No! Grub Kitchen focuses its menu on local, sustainable food. You will always find insect, vegetarian and vegan options served alongside local (usually conservation-grade meat) and freshly-caught seafood when in season. There is a kids menu too.
About The Bug Farm
Do you farm insects?
No – not commercially for human food. We farm our 100 acres of land to produce food and provide habitat for native insects and other wildlife. We do showcase what insect farms look like in our live insect farming exhibition in our Museum and we carry out research on insect farming. Bug Farm Foods collaborates with commercial insect farms in the UK and Europe to source their top quality ingredients.