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 15.9 (V)
  • GARLIC CIABATTA LOAF
  • 12.0 (V)
  • KARAAGE CHICKEN
  • sticky soy, kewpie, toasted sesame 19.9 (GF)
  • GRILLED HALLOUMI & MISO ROAST EGGPLANT
  • green chilli sambal 19.5 (V/GF)
  • BUFFALO MOZZARELLA
  • edamame smash, fried pizza sticks, avocado & poppyseed oil 20.5 (V)
  • CHICKEN WINGS
  • original buffalo wing sauce, blue cheese dipping sauce, pickles 21.0 (GF)
  • PRAWN DUMPLINGS
  • Zoo's dipping sauce (4) 14.0
  • GARLIC CHILLI PRAWNS
  • stone baked flat bread, chilli aioli 22.0
  • FRIED CHICKEN TACO
  • shredded leaves, chipotle BBQ, pickles, salsa 18.9 (GF)
  • LOADED CAULIFLOWER
  • three-cheese sauce, crispy garlic, toasted cashews, chilli flakes 18.5 (V/GFA)
  • BOK CHOY & MUSHROOM DUMPLINGS
  • ponzu (4) 12.0 (V)
  • SALT & PEPPER SQUID
  • aioli 18.9 (GF)
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  • The Ringmaster Platter
  • Karaage chicken, BBQ ribs, Italian sausage, crispy onion rings, pickles, black olives, grilled veggies & halloumi, garlic & herb flatbread 56.5
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  • SIDE SHOW
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  • FRIES
  • aioli 9.5 (V)
  • CRISPY ONION RINGS
  • secret sauce 11.0 (V)
  • TRIPLE-COOKED ORANGE KUMARA
  • kale chips, maple syrup, chilli sour cream 10.5 (V/GF)
  • SEASONAL VEGGIES
  • garlic butter 9.5 (V/GF)
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  • PIZZA
  • GF base available +3.0
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  • HAWAIIAN
  • bacon, pineapple 24.5
  • MARGHERITA
  • mozzarella, fresh tomato, basil 24.5 (V)
  • CHICKEN & BRIE
  • cranberry sauce 27.5
  • MEAT LOVERS
  • bacon, salami, chicken, BBQ sauce 27.9
  • CHICKEN & BACON
  • onion, baby spinach, ranch dressing 26.5
  • PEPPERONI
  • mozzarella, loaded pepperoni 26.5
  • MUSHROOM
  • portobello & button, tomato sauce 24.5 (V)
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  • THE MAIN EVENT
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  • FISH & CHIPS
  • tartare sauce, lemon 27.5
  • CLASSIC CAESAR
  • crispy bacon, baby cos, croutons, egg, anchovy aioli 21.5 ADD chicken 6.0
  • 350G SOUTHERN PORK RIBS
  • Carolina BBQ sauce, fries, greens 31.0 (GF)
  • FRIED CHICKEN BURGER
  • bacon, lettuce, pickles, ranch dressing, fries 27.5
  • SMASH BURGER
  • smashed wagyu pattie, American cheese, mayo, bread & butter pickles, fries 28.0
  • PORK BELLY
  • triple-cooked orange kumara, greens, kale chips, maple thyme jus 32.9 (GF)
  • 300G SIRLOIN STEAK & CHIPS
  • wilted greens, garlic butter, jus 42.5 (GF)
  • MEXICAN BEAN BURGER
  • pickles, lettuce, salsa, chipotle aioli, fries 26.9 (V)
  • FAMOUS #6 FETTUCINE
  • chicken, bacon, mushroom, onions, cream sauce 21.9
  • BBQ PORK BOWL
  • Vietnamese coleslaw, mint, chilli, apple soy 27.5
  • MUSHROOM RISOTTO
  • field & button mushrooms, herbs, mascarpone 24.5 (V/GFA)
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  • $20 PUB FAVOURITES
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  • COCONUT CHICKEN CURRY
  • jasmine rice, naan bread
  • PRAWN & CORN FRITTERS
  • bacon, cos, ranch dressing
  • CLUB SANDWICH
  • chicken, bacon, fried egg, lettuce, fries
  • SLOW COOKED BEEF NACHOS
  • black beans, cheese, sour cream, jalapeño
  • VERDE
  • spinach penne, peas, courgette, broccoli, pesto, parmesan (V)
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  • THE CUBS MENU
  • 17.5 each
  • All cubs meals come with ice cream and chocolate sauce for pudding
  • FRIED CHICKEN
  • fries, chipotle aioli
  • FISH & CHIPS
  • tartare sauce
  • CHEESEBURGER
  • beef pattie, cheese, fries
  • BAMBOO BASKET
  • chicken stick, steamed veggies, dumplings, bao burger
  • MINI #6 FETTUCCINE
  • chicken, bacon, cream
  • GRILLED CHEESE SAMMIE
  • tomato dipping sauce
  • PEPPERONI PIZZA PINWHEEL
  • mozzarella cheese, herbs
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  • MINI PIZZAS
  • HAWAIIAN
  • bacon, pineapple
  • MARGHERITA
  • mozzarella, fresh tomato, basil (V)
  • DESSERT
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  • APPLE PIE WAFFLE
  • toffee apple, caramel, vanilla bean ice cream 14.0
  • WARM CHOCOLATE TORTE
  • Black Doris plum, crème fraiche ice cream 13.9 (GF)
  • STICKY DATE PUDDING
  • salted caramel, vanilla bean ice cream 13.9
  • OREO PIE
  • peanut butter cream, chocolate dipped Oreo, chocolate syrup 13.9
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  • Please click the 'Download Menu' button above to see our beverage menu
 

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