Gastropub, Royal Oak

The Zookeeper's Son

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Gastropub, Royal Oak

The Zookeeper's Son

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  • 715 Mt Albert Road
  • Royal Oak
  • Auckland
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  • (09) 625 7550
  • Hours
  • Monday to Wednesday: 12pm – late
  • Thursday to Sunday: 11am – late

Step into The Zookeeper’s Son, where the beers flow cold and the stories flow far; including our own nod to the family which ran one of Auckland’s first zoos in the Royal Oak area. We haven’t forgotten our roots - not as animals, but in treating all like family - including you. Our modest food and fresh drinks are reason enough to get your people together, be it a catch-up, Christmas function or social celebration, but the sense of kinship can’t be missed. Come and make your own story.

Menu

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  • ZOOKEEPER'S FOOD TRUCK
  • MAC & CHEESE
  • wild mushroom, leek, hazelnut crumb, smoked paprika 14.5 (v)
  • POUTINE
  • slow cooked beef brisket, cheese fondue, beef gravy, pickles 17.5 (gf)
  • DIRTY BIRD
  • jerk spice & buttermilk fried chicken, chipotle aioli 16.9
  • PAPAYA MARINATED CALAMARI
  • spicy chilli jam aioli 16.5 (df)
  • FRIES
  • smoked paprika, salt & vinegar 8.0
  • BEER BATTERED FRIES
  • aioli 9.0
  • SOUTHERN FRIED CAULIFLOWER
  • Cajun aioli 15.0 (v)
  • ZOO HOT SMOKED SALMON
  • dill crème fraîche, bruschetta 17.5
  • SEARED BEEF WITH PONZU SAUCE
  • crispy garlic flakes, green onion 16.5
  • SZECHUAN SPICE PAN FRIED TOFU
  • ginger caramel, lime leaf, chilli 14.5 (v)
  • CHICKEN SATAY
  • peanut sambal,pickled cucumber 15.5
  • GUNPOWDER DUMPLINGS
  • paneer, cashews,shredded cabbage, cucumber dip 24.5 (v)
  • ZOO CURRY OF THE DAY
  • please ask ourserving staff for today’s offering 24.5
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  • SALAD
  • CAESAR
  • crumbled parmesan, Ortiz anchovies, crispy bacon, herbcroutons, soft poached egg 19.9
  • ROAST BABY BEETROOT
  • whipped ricotta, olives, pecan nuts, kale,orange dressing 17.5
  • GADO-GADO
  • toasted tofu, Chinesecabbage, radish, tomato, cucumber,sprouts, prawn crackers, peanutdressing 17.5
  • ADD
  • chargrilled chicken 5.0 |smoked salmon 7.0
  • SIDE SHOW
  • green leaf salad | potato bacon rosti | grilled seasonal vegetables 7.9 each
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  • DESSERTS
  • WARM CARROT CAKE SUNDAE
  • butterscotch ice cream, biscuit crumb
  • LEMON MERINGUE PIE
  • Chantilly cream, lemon & lime sorbet
  • WARM CHOCOLATE BROWNIE
  • chocolate mousse, triple fudge ice cream
  • MAIN SHOW
  • FREE RANGE CHICKEN SCHNITZEL
  • beer battered fries, slaw,Parmesan aioli 25.5
  • CAJUN PAN SEARED MARKET FISH
  • potato bacon rosti, bok choy,feta aioli 32.9
  • BLACK STAR RUMP STEAK 250G
  • seasonal greens, bone marrow, hand cutfries, pan jus 35.5
  • SOUS VIDE BEEF CHEEK
  • fried gnocchi, sage, pumpkin purée, porcini crumb, gremolata 26.9
  • GOLDEN BEER BATTERED FISH & FRIES
  • daily catch, summer pickles, tartare sauce 25.9
  • CHICKEN FETTUCCINE
  • bacon, mushroom, onion, cream sauce 25.5
  • PAPAYA MARINATED CALAMARI
  • spicy chilli jam aioli, fries 25.9 (df)
  • PIZZA
  • ROAST GARLIC & HERB PIZZA BREAD
  • 9.5
  • CARAMELISED ONION PIZZA BREAD
  • 9.5
  • MARGHERITA
  • (v) 18.9
  • THE AUCKLANDER
  • chicken, roast peppers, cranberries, brie, red onion, plum sauce 21.5
  • CORNWALL
  • braised lamb, sunflower seeds, pomegranate molasses, red onion, pumpkin 21.5
  • TROPICAL
  • ham, pineapple, Italian style tomato sauce, cheese 18.9
  • MEXICAN
  • chilli beef brisket, jalapeños, guacamole, seasoned sour cream, nacho chips 21.5
  • THE REGAL
  • smoked salmon, red onion, capers, dill crème fraîche 21.5
  • MEAT LOVERS
  • ground beef, bacon, pepperoni, chorizo, smoky BBQ sauce 21.5
  • THE RINGMASTER'S MESS
  • BBQ ribs, olives, chilli beef brisket, hunter’s sausage, prosciutto, salami, bread, feta, blue cheese, brie
  • BAKED NACHOS
  • slow cooked premium beef brisket, avocado, seasoned sour cream
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  • BURGERS
  • THE ZOOKEEPER
  • Angus beef, mozzarella, Lagunitas Brewing Co. brined pickles, green tomato chutney 21.9
  • CRISPY FRIED BUTTERMILK CHICKEN
  • streaky bacon, fresh grilled pineapple, aioli 21.9
  • HARVESTER
  • chickpea falafel, provolone, flat mushroom, roast peppers,hummus 21.5 (v)
  • TOASTED RUEBEN
  • rye, pastrami, Swiss, sauerkraut, mustard, Russian dressing 21.9
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  • ROAST CARVING BOARD
  • Canterbury roast, twice cooked lamb shoulder, duck fat potatoes, crushed minted peas, roast seasonal vegetables, gravy 58.9
  • THE CUBS MENU
  • 13.5 each
  • BENTO BOX
  • teriyaki chicken OR beef with steamed rice,Asian green salad, mini prawn twisters, carrot sticks
  • CHEESEBURGER
  • fries, mini salad
  • FISH GOUJONS
  • fries, mini salad
  • PAN SEARED FISH
  • summer greens
  • MINI BLACK STAR RUMP STEAK
  • steakhouse fries, greens, pan jus
  • CARROT & CUCUMBER STICKS
  • guacamole
  • MINI MARGHERITA PIZZA
  • cheese, sliced tomato, basil
  • MINI TROPICAL PIZZA
  • cheese, ham, pineapple
  • CHEESE NACHOS
  • tomato, guacamole
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  • Dessert
  • All cubs receive a free ice cream and chocolate sauce with every meal
  • BEER & CIDER
  • TAP
  • Heineken | Export Gold | Export 33 | Erdinger | Tiger | Lagunitas Brewing Co IPA | Tui | Murphy's Irish Stout |Black Dog Chomp NZPA
  • Monteith's - Golden Lager | Original Ale | Beacon Pilsner | Radler | Pointers Pale Ale | Crushed Apple Cider
  • BOTTLED
  • Heineken | Monteith's Black | Sol | Tiger | Desperados | Monteith's Crushed Pear | Rekorderlig
  • LOWER ALCOHOL
  • Heineken Light 2.5% | Export Citrus Range | Monteith's Lightly Crushed Apple Cider 2.8%
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  • COCKTAILS
  • APPLETINI
  • Finlandia vodka, De Kuyper Apple Sourz, elderflower liqeur, maraschino cherry, ice
  • GIN CUP
  • Rogue Society Gin, elderflower liquer, apple, cucumber
  • THE HONEY POT
  • 42 Below Honey vodka, butterscotch liqeur, Frangelico, Baileys
  • THE GRAND OLD FASHIONED
  • Gentleman Jack Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, orange bitters, Cointreau
  • COCONUT ROUGH
  • Cruzan Rum, Chambord, chocolate liqeur, coconut cream
  • PEAR AND LYCHEE CAPRIOSKA
  • Absolut Pears, lychee liquer, lime, sugar, crushed ice
  • ZOOKEEPER'S ESPRESSO MARTINI
  • Espresso, vanilla vodka, Creme De Cacao liqeur
  • STRAWBERRY AND BASIL MARGARITA
  • Santiago de Cuba rum, strawberry liqeur, lime, strawberry coulis, basil
  • BRAMBLE
  • Rogue Society gin, lime, sugar, Creme de Cassis, crushed ice
  • REFRESHMENTS
  • SOFT DRINKS
  • JUICES
  • Orange | Apple | Pineapple | Cranberry | Mango | Tomato
  • BUNDABERG GINGER BEER
  • EXPORT CITRUS
  • 0.0%
  • ANTIPODES
  • Sparkling | Still Water | 500ml or 1 ltr
  • RED BULL RANGE
  • ALLGANICS SPARKLING ORGANIC JUICE
  • Pomegranate & Cranberry | Apple & Blackcurrant | Pineapple & Passionfruit
  • ALLGANICS ICED TEA
  • Peach | Mango | Raspberry
  • CHAMPAGNE
  • G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge
  • SPARKLING
  • Deutz Marlborough Cuvee | Brancott Estate Brut Cuvee | Brancott Estate Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc | Veuve du Vernay Brut Rosé | Veuve du Vernay Brut | Mionetto Prestige Prosecco
  • LIGHTER
  • First Pick Lighter Sauvignon Blanc 9% | Peter Yealands Lighter Pinot Gris 9%
  • ROSÉ
  • Straw Island | Good Company | Kahurangi Estate | Chateau Routas
  • SAUVIGNON BLANC
  • Straw Island | Montana Festival Block | Good Company | Tohu | SOHO Gen-Y Peggy | Villa Maria Reserve Wairau Valley
  • CHARDONNAY
  • Straw Island | Montana Festival Block | Good Company | Kumeu Village | Hunter's
  • PINOT GRIS
  • Straw Island | Montana Festival Block | Good Company | Middle Terrace | Villa Maria Cellar Selection | Rabbit Ranch
  • RIESLING
  • Giesen Estate
  • PINOT NOIR
  • Montana Festival Block | Good Company | Boundary Vineyards Kings Road | Rabbit Ranch
  • MERLOT
  • Straw Island | Montana Festival Block Merlot Cabernet | Oyster Bay
  • SHIRAZ / SYRAH
  • Tyrrells Moore's Creek Shiraz | Babich Syrah | Jacob's Creek Double Barrel Shiraz
 
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