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
  • View map
  • (09) 625 7550
  • Hours
  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 12 - 9pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 12 - late
  • Sunday: 12 - 9pm

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 15.5 (V)
  • FRIED CHICKEN TACO
  • shredded leaves, aioli, pickles, salsa 16.5
  • CHICKEN WINGS
  • original Buffalo wing sauce, blue cheese dipping sauce, pickles 21.0 (GF)
  • BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN
  • chipotle aioli 19.0
  • GRILLED HALLOUMI & MISO ROAST EGGPLANT
  • green chilli sambal 18.5 (V/GF)
  • SALT & PEPPER SQUID
  • aioli 17.9 (GF)
  • PRAWN DUMPLINGS
  • Zoo dipping sauce (4) 13.5
  • WOK-FRIED SWEET CHILLI PRAWNS
  • chill, ginger, garlic, coconut rice 19.5 (GF)
  • JALAPEÑO & CREAM CHEESE POPPA
  • corn chip crumb 16.5 (V)
  • LOADED CAULIFLOWER
  • three cheese sauce, crispy garlic, toasted cashews, chilli flakes 17.5 (V/GFA)
  • BOK CHOY & MUSHROOM DUMPLINGS
  • ponzu (4) 11.5 (V)
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  • PIZZA
  • GF base available +3.0
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  • HAWAIIAN
  • bacon, pineapple 23.5
  • BROKEN PRAWN
  • fresh chilli 26.9
  • PEPPERONI
  • mozzarella, loaded pepperoni 25.5
  • MEAT LOVERS
  • bacon, salami, chicken, BBQ sauce 26.9
  • MARGHERITA
  • mozzarella, fresh tomato, basil 23.5 (V)
  • CHICKEN & BACON
  • onion, baby spinach, ranch dressing 25.5
  • PESTO CHICKEN
  • basil pesto, mushroom, pine nuts 23.5
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  • SIDE SHOW
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  • FRIES
  • aioli 9.0 (V)
  • CRISPY ONION RINGS
  • secret sauce 10.5 (V)
  • COS
  • house dressing, parmesan 9.5 (V/GF)
  • SEASONAL VEGGIES
  • garlic butter 9.5 (V/GF)
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  • The Ringmaster Platter
  • Buttermilk chicken, BBQ ribs, Italian sausage, crispy onion rings, pickles, black olives, grilled veggies & whipped feta, garlic & herb flatbread 53.5
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  • THE MAIN EVENT
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  • FISH & CHIPS
  • tartare sauce, lemon 27.0
  • CLASSIC CAESAR
  • crispy bacon, baby cos, crushed croutons, egg, anchovy aioli 20.5 ADD chicken 6.0
  • BBQ RIBS
  • chips, greens 350g 29.9 (GF)
  • FRIED CHICKEN BURGER
  • bacon, lettuce, pickles, ranch dressing, fries 26.0
  • LOADED BEEF BURGER
  • beef pattie, onion rings, pickles, cheese, lettuce, tomato, fries 27.0
  • ROAST PORK BELLY
  • triple-cooked potatoes, greens, apple sauce 31.5 (GF)
  • 300G SIRLOIN STEAK & CHIPS
  • garlic butter & jus 39.5 (GF)
  • MEXICAN BEAN BURGER
  • pickles, lettuce, salsa, chipotle aioli, fries 25.5 (V)
  • FAMOUS #6 FETTUCINE
  • chicken, bacon, mushroom, onions, cream sauce 24.9
  • ITALIAN SUMMER BOWL
  • orzo pasta, green olives, baby tomato, ricotta, baby spinach, red onion, balsamic dressing 24.9 (V) ADD chicken 6.0
  • BROKEN PRAWN BOWL
  • wasabi mayo, iceberg, peas, herbs, avocado, rice crisp 25.9 (GF)
  • FALAFEL BOWL
  • roast cauliflower, saffron rice, kale, fried chickpeas, sunflower seeds, tahini dressing 24.0 (V/GF) ADD chicken 6.0
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  • $20 PUB FAVOURITES
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  • COCONUT CHICKEN CURRY
  • jasmine rice, naan bread
  • CARROT & PISTACHIO FRITTERS
  • cauliflower tabbouleh, coriander yoghurt (V)
  • CLUB SANDWICH
  • chicken, bacon, fried egg, lettuce, fries
  • SLOW COOKED BEEF NACHOS
  • black beans, cheese, sour cream, jalapeño
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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
  • CHEESEBURGER
  • beef pattie, cheese, fries
  • CHICKEN & VEGETABLES
  • grilled chicken, jus
  • MINI #6 FETTUCCINE
  • chicken, bacon, cream
  • LOADED FRIES
  • cheese, gravy
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  • MINI PIZZAS
  • HAWAIIAN
  • bacon, pineapple
  • MARGHERITA
  • mozzarella, fresh tomato, basil (V)
  • PEPPERONI
  • mozzarella, loaded pepperoni
  • DESSERT
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  • APPLE PIE WAFFLE
  • toffee apple, caramel, vanilla bean ice cream 13.9
  • CHOCOLATE BROWNIE SLICE
  • chocolate ice cream, caramel 13.9 (GF)
  • TIRAMISU
  • espresso syrup 13.9
  • STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE SHAKE
  • liquid cheesecake, strawberry ice cream, shortcake crumb, vanilla sugar 14.5
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  • Please click the 'Download Menu' button above to see our beverage menu
 

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