Gastropub, Royal Oak

The Zookeeper's Son

Welcome to Royal Oak’s best loved local, where the beers flow cold and the stories flow far.

Book your spot here

Gastropub, Royal Oak

The Zookeeper's Son

With a range of versatile spaces and quirky atmosphere, The Zookeepers Son is the ideal venue for your next event.

Check out our event spaces here

Gastropub, Royal Oak

The Zookeeper's Son

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Gastropub, Royal Oak

The Zookeeper's Son

Welcome to Royal Oak’s best loved local, where the beers flow cold and the stories flow far.

Book your spot here

Gastropub, Royal Oak

The Zookeeper's Son

With a range of versatile spaces and quirky atmosphere, The Zookeepers Son is the ideal venue for your next event.

Check out our event spaces here

Gastropub, Royal Oak

The Zookeeper's Son

Want $1 back for every $10 you spend? Earn and redeem Joylab Rewards Dollars in our network of 20+ bars, pubs and restaurants across Auckland.

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  • 715 Mt Albert Road
  • Royal Oak
  • Auckland
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  • (09) 625 7550
  • Hours
  • Monday - Sunday - 12 pm - 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.

Free on-site car parking available behind the establishment.

Say g'day to Lisa, chief joybringer at The Zookeeper's Son.

Food Grade - A

Menu

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  • ZOOKEEPER'S FOOD TRUCK
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  • CHEESY PIZZA BREAD
  • garlic (V) 14.9
  • CHICKEN WINGS
  • original Buffalo wing sauce, blue cheese dipping sauce, celery (GF) 18.9
  • SPICED ROASTED CAULIFLOWER
  • coriander yoghurt (V/GF) 16.0
  • SALT & PEPPER SQUID
  • spicy chilli jam aioli (GF) 17.5
  • FRIED CHICKEN TACO
  • shredded leaves, aioli, pickles, salsa 17.5
  • GRILLED HALLOUMI & MISO ROAST EGGPLANT
  • green chilli sambal (V/GF) 17.5
  • BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN
  • chipotle aioli 18.5
  • PRAWN DUMPLINGS
  • Zoo dipping sauce (4) 13.0
  • PORK BELLY
  • maple roast pear, blue cheese, cress (GF) 18.5
  • MAC ‘N CHEESE BITES
  • Napoli sauce, feta crumb (V) 15.5
  • FAMOUS KIWI CHIPS & DIP
  • spiced onion soup & reduced cream dip, plain potato chips 8.0
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  • PIZZA
  • GF base available +3.0
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  • MARGHERITA
  • mozzarella, fresh tomato, basil (V) 22.9
  • HAWAIIAN
  • bacon, pineapple 22.9
  • POTATO & ROSEMARY
  • confit garlic, cream, olive oil (V) 22.9 ADD chicken 26.9
  • PEPPERONI
  • mozzarella, loaded pepperoni 24.9
  • CHILLI BELLY
  • pork belly bites, salami, chilli, red onion 25.9
  • MEATLOVERS
  • bacon, salami, chicken, BBQ sauce 26.5
  • CHICKEN & BACON
  • onion, baby spinach, ranch dressing 24.9
  • PESTO CHICKEN
  • basil pesto, mushroom, pine nuts 22.9
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  • SIDE SHOW
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  • FRIES
  • aioli (V) 9.0
  • CRISPY ONION RINGS
  • secret sauce (V) 9.5
  • SEASONAL VEGGIES
  • garlic butter (V/GF) 9.5
  • COS LEAVES
  • house dressing, Parmesan (V/GF) 9.5
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  • The Ringmaster Platter
  • BBQ ribs, buttermilk chicken, Italian sausage, crispy onion rings, pepperoni, pickles, black olives, grilled veggies & whipped feta, garlic & herb flatbread 53.5
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  • THE MAIN SHOW
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  • FISH & CHIPS
  • tartare sauce, lemon 25.9
  • FAMOUS #6 FETTUCCINE
  • chicken, bacon, mushroom, onions, cream sauce 24.5
  • PORK BELLY PENNE
  • peas & pods, feta, basil, olive oil 24.5
  • VEGGIE BURGER
  • feta & quinoa pattie, pickles, lettuce, tomato, fries (V/GFA+3.0) 24.5
  • LOADED BEEF BURGER
  • wagyu beef pattie, onion rings, pickles, cheese, lettuce, tomato, fries [GFA+3.0] 26.5
  • FRIED CHICKEN BURGER
  • bacon, lettuce, pickles, ranch dressing, fries [GFA+3.0] 24.5
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  • 300G SIRLOIN STEAK & CHIPS
  • roast garlic & herb butter, jus (GF) 37.5
  • BBQ RIBS
  • chips, greens 350g 28.5
  • ROAST PORK BELLY
  • mustard & herb crushed potato, greens, apple sauce (GF) 28.5
  • GREEN GODDESS BOWL
  • shaved zucchini, spinach, kale, penne, broccolini, pine nuts, green goddess dressing 22.9 ADD chicken 6.0
  • CLASSIC CAESAR
  • crispy bacon, baby cos, crushed croutons, egg, anchovy aioli 19.5 ADD chicken 6.0
  • QUINOA & BEETROOT BOWL
  • green apple, roast cauliflower, toasted hazelnuts, feta (V/GF) 21.5 ADD chicken 6.0
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  • $20 PUB FAVOURITES
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  • COCONUT CHICKEN CURRY
  • jasmine rice, naan bread
  • SEAFOOD & POTATO CHOWDER
  • garlic bread
  • CHICKEN CORDON BLEU
  • ham, Swiss cheese, warm potato salad, herb sour cream
  • CLUB SANDWICH
  • chicken, bacon, fried egg, lettuce, fries
  • SLOW COOKED BEEF NACHOS
  • black beans, cheese, sour cream, jalapeños
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  • THE CUBS MENU
  • 15.0 each
  • All cubs receive a free ice cream and chocolate sauce with every meal
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  • FRIED CHICKEN
  • fries, chipotle aioli
  • PRAWN DUMPLINGS
  • Zoo dipping sauce
  • FISH & CHIPS
  • tartare sauce
  • CHICKEN & VEGETABLES
  • grilled chicken, jus
  • MINI PASTA
  • tomato OR cream sauce w fettuccine OR penne
  • LOADED FRIES
  • cheese, gravy
  • CHEESEBURGER
  • beef pattie, cheese, fries
  • DESSERT
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  • CHOCOLATE BROWNIE
  • chocolate mousse, chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce (GF) 13.5
  • CHOCOLATE DIPPED PROFITEROLES
  • dulce de leche & chocolate caramel, vanilla cream 13.9
  • APPLE PIE WAFFLE
  • toffee apple, caramel, vanilla bean ice cream 13.5
  • KIKORANGI BLUE CHEESE
  • pickled pear, gingerbread, pomegranate 13.9
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  • Please click the 'Download Menu' button above to see our beverage menu
 

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