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

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  • 715 Mt Albert Road
  • Royal Oak
  • Auckland
  • View map
  • (09) 625 7550
  • Hours
  • Monday: 12pm - 9pm
  • Tuesday - Wednesday: 12pm - 10pm
  • Thursday: 12pm - 11pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 12pm - late
  • Sunday: 12pm - 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.

Food Grade - A

Menu

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  • ZOOKEEPER'S FOOD TRUCK
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  • Torn Mozzarella
  • vine tomatoes, green olives, basil, peas, pita crisps 17.9
  • Grilled Halloumi & Miso Roast Eggplant
  • green chilli sambal (GF, V) 16.9
  • Prawn Dumplings
  • Zoo dipping sauce (4) 12.5
  • Cheesy Pizza Bread
  • garlic (V) 14.5
  • Grilled Broccolini
  • crispy kale, whipped feta (GF, V) 15.5
  • Chicken Wings
  • original buffalo wing sauce, ranch dressing, celery (GF) 18.9
  • Salt & Pepper Squid
  • spicy chilli jam, aioli (GF) 16.5
  • Fried Chicken Taco
  • shredded leaves, aioli, pickles, salsa 16.5
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • chipotle aioli 17.5
  • Bok Choy & Mushroom Dumplings
  • Zoo dipping sauce (4) (V) 10.5
  • Fried Fish Taco
  • chilli yoghurt, shredded leaves, pickles 17.5
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  • PIZZA
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  • Margherita
  • mozzarella, fresh tomato, basil (V) 22.9
  • Pepperoni
  • mozzarella, loaded pepperoni 24.5
  • Italian Sausage
  • broccolini, tomato sauce, mozzarella 22.9
  • Hawaiian
  • bacon, pineapple 22.9
  • Puttanesca
  • tomato, black olive, eggplant, tomato sauce, mozzarella (V) 22.5
  • Chicken & Bacon
  • onion, baby spinach, ranch dressing 24.5
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  • gluten free base available +3.0
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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 (GF, V) 9.5
  • Cos Leaves
  • house dressing, parmesan (GF, V) 9.5
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  • The Ringmasters Platter
  • Buttermilk chicken, BBQ ribs, Italian sausage, crispy onion rings, pepperoni, pickles, black olives, grilled veggies & whipped feta, garlic & herb flatbread 51.5
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  • THE MAIN SHOW
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  • Loaded Beef Burger
  • onion rings, pickles, cheese, lettuce, tomato, fries (GFA+2.0) 25.9
  • Fried Chicken Burger
  • bacon, lettuce, pickles, ranch dressing, fries 24.5
  • Quinoa Bowl
  • roasted pumpkin, quinoa, spinach, feta, pumpkinseeds, walnut dressing (V) 23.9 ADD chicken 6.0
  • Fish & Chips
  • tartare sauce, lemon 23.9
  • Veggie Burger
  • feta & quinoa pattie, pickles, lettuce, tomato, fries (V,GFA+2.0) 23.5
  • Famous #6 Fettuccine
  • chicken, bacon, mushroom, onions, cream sauce 23.9
  • Classic Caesar
  • crispy bacon, baby cos, crushed croutons, egg, anchovy aioli 19.5 ADD chicken 6.0
  • BBQ Ribs
  • chips, greens 350g 27.9 / 700g 44.5
  • 300g Sirloin Steak & Chips
  • roast garlic & herb butter, jus (GF) 35.5
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  • $20 PUB FAVOURITES
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  • Coconut Chicken Curry
  • jasmine rice, naan bread
  • Philly Beef Triple Decker Toastie
  • topped with rosemary fried eggs
  • Mussels Mariniere
  • garlic, onion, white wine, garlic bread
  • Club Sandwich
  • chicken, bacon, fried egg, lettuce, fries
  • Slow Cooked Beef Nachos
  • black beans, cheese, sour cream, jalapeño
  • Braised Sausages
  • potato, onion gravy, served in Yorkshire pudding
  • Brined Pork Chop
  • East Asian spices, coconut rice, bok choy
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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
  • Bok Choy & Mushroom Dumplings
  • Zoo dipping sauce (V)
  • Fish & Chips
  • tartare sauce
  • Cheeseburger
  • beef pattie, cheese, fries
  • Chicken & Vegetables
  • grilled chicken, jus
  • Famous #6 Fettuccine
  • chicken, bacon, mushroom, onions, cream sauce
  • Loaded Fries
  • cheese, gravy
  • Margarita Mini Pizza
  • mozzarella, fresh tomato, basil (V)
  • Pepperoni Mini Pizza
  • mozzarella, loaded pepperoni
  • Hawaiian Mini Pizza
  • bacon, pineapple
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  • DESSERT
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  • Chocolate Brownie
  • chocolate mousse, chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce (GF) 13.5
  • Apple Pie Waffle
  • toffee apple, caramel,vanilla bean ice cream 13.5
  • Smashed Pavlova
  • mango & lime, vanilla cream, shortbread 13.5
  • Creme Brulee
  • (GF) 12.5
  • Please click the 'Download Menu' button above to see our beverage menu
 
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