Evolution Restaurant - Immersive Dining at The Yorkshire Hive Evolution Restaurant

Calling all intrepid explorers. Join us for an epically immersive dining experience unlike any other in Yorkshire!

In 1831 Charles Darwin set sail on HMS Beagle on a quest to map the coastline of the unknown lands of South America. Visit Evolution and embark on your own journey to these mysterious lands which will guarantee you a dining experience like no other.

Join the crew of HMS Beagle for an unforgettable dining adventure. Experience one of two themed areas where the lost Jurassic island meets the fantasy world of caves and mythical Dragons! Keep an eye out as you never know what might happen in these undiscovered lands.

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Book Your Table

We advise that all guests pre-book a table in advance to avoid disappointment! 


For parties of less than 9 guests please use the below booking calendar.

For parties of 9+ guests scroll down to complete the booking form.

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Food & Drink Menu

From the HMS Beagle we want to ensure all explorers are well fed and watered. Our amazing menu which our crew will lovingly prepare for you, will be an experience you will want to return to time and time again.

Whether you are lover of seafood, a meat-eating carnivore at heart or prefer plant based options, the menu at Evolution has been designed with precision to suit everyone’s appetite and needs.

Join us at the Captain's Table on HMS Beagle for a dining experience you will not forget!

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Breakfast with Santa

Wake up to the rumble of the jungle and tuck into our delicious breakfast menu surrounded by stormy seas, Dinosaurs, Dragons and more whilst Santa comes to say hello!

'Breakfast with Santa' is the perfect adventure on the run up to Christmas featuring a hot and cold breakfast buffet and a magical visit from Santa who may even have a special gift for the bravest explorers! This is sure to be a magical festive experience for your little ones.

🎁 9:30am 17th, 18th, 21st and 22nd December
🎁 £17.95/Adult  £10.95/Child

🎁 9:30am 10th, 11th & 23rd December


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Plan Your Visit

Before you embark on your dining adventure, there's a few things you need to know:

Opening times

  • From 12pm noon Friday - Sunday

*Open Daily during school holidays. 


Our themed restaurant is equipped to meet the needs of those in wheelchairs as there are no steps aboard this voyage. However, there may be loud noises, flashing lights and mist effects, so those with medical issues affected by this may want to check in with us in advance.

Contact Us

Give the Evolution crew a call direct on 01302 279497 where they are on hand to answer your questions.


Located next to Uproar! Play Barn at the Yorkshire Hive. Use sat-nav postcode DN9 3HQ. 

The Yorkshire Hive is a free to enter destination adjacent to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. 

Booking Policy 

  • To secure weekend OR group table bookings, we will hold your card details for an amount of £5.00 per person, however, no money will be taken unless you fail to turn up for your booking.
  • We will keep your table for 15 minutes after your booking time, after which your table might be given to another guest and we cannot guarantee a new table will be available.
  • If for any reason you are running late please call the restaurant on 01302 279497 and we will do our best to keep your table for you.
  • You are allowed to bring your own cake for Birthday parties but please note there is a surplus of £5.

How to get here

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Bringing more than 8 Adventurers?

Due to popular demand we can no longer take group bookings on Winter Illumination evening. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Whether it’s a special event, corporate party or simply a get together of a large group of friends, use the form below to get in touch for bookings of 9 or more...

Please note - large groups may be asked to pre-order from a reduced menu.

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