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web-mze-square-chef-tom-craig-moonieMeet our Executive Chef!

TOM CRAIG-MOONIE, Executive Chef
Tom trained under the Michelin-starred chef Andy Hunt at Hunts Restaurant in Bristol, UK, and worked in some of the most prestigious hotels and restaurants in England and Wales. He then opened his own country pub in 2008. Most recently, he has worked as Executive Development Chef for Chartwells (Compass Group UK).  His main culinary influences are Keith Floyd and Rick Stein – both world-renown English celebrity chefs, restauranteurs, television presenters and authors – and his mum by whom he credits his love and passion for food, which started at the early age of four! And his ambition? ‘To experience the culinary delights of Australia and to immerse myself fully into the culture and most definitely the amazing foodie scene that is Melbourne.’


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Melbourne Zoo is located only minutes north from the city centre, within Royal Park, and a quick drive from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.

Melbourne Zoo
Elliott Avenue, Parkville  3052

Car parking: $2 for five hours.

Public transportation options

Getting to Melbourne Zoo by public transport is easy.

By Tram

Tram 55 runs from William Street in the city centre every day, stopping directly outside Melbourne Zoo.

By Train

Trains run from Flinders Street Station on the Upfield line every day, stopping at Melbourne Zoo’s own Royal Park Station.

By Bus

Bus route 505 from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University stops outside Melbourne Zoo.