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
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  • Christmas Hours
  • Christmas Day: Closed
  • Boxing Day: Open 12pm
  • New Year's Eve: Open late
  • New Year's Day: Open 12pm
  • No surcharge on public holidays

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.

Say g'day to Lisa head joybringer at The Zookeepers Son.

Free on-site car parking available behind the establishment.

Menu

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  • WARM CIABATTA LOAF
  • garlic butter, parmesan crust, dips 14.0 (v)
  • CARROT & SPICED CHICKPEA BOWL
  • roast carrots, spiced chickpeas, feta, mint, pomegranate dressing, pita crisps 16.0 (v)
  • DIRTY BIRD
  • jerk spice & buttermilk fried chicken, chipotle aioli 18.5
  • PAPAYA MARINATED CALAMARI
  • spicy chilli jam aioli 18.5
  • FRIES
  • smoked paprika, salt, vinegar, aioli 9.0
  • BEER BATTERED FRIES
  • aioli 10.0
  • SEASONED WEDGES
  • bacon, seasoned sour cream, cheese 17.5
  • POUTINE
  • slow-cooked beef brisket, cheese fondue, beef gravy, pickles 20.5 (gf)
  • ZØO COCONUT CHICKEN CURRY
  • jasmine rice, naan bread 26.0
  • DRAGON BABIES
  • STEAMED GINGER PRAWN DUMPLINGS
  • Zøo dipping sauce 12.5
  • STEAMED SHIITAKE MUSHROOM DUMPLINGS
  • Zøo dipping sauce 12.5 (v)
  • CHICKEN SATAY
  • peanut sambal, pickled cucumber 16.9
  • BAO BUNS
  • miso eggplant, spring onion, coriander, peanut sambal (v) OR hoisin pork belly, spring onion,coriander 10.0
  • PORK BELLY BITES
  • ginger caramel, chilli, peanuts, kaffir lime 18.5
  • SZECHUAN SPICE FRIED TOFU
  • ginger caramel, lime leaf, chilli 16.5 (v/gf)
  • BBQ BOURBON PORK RIBS
  • old No. 7 Bourbon Barrel 500g 22.0 1kg 44.0
  • NZ GREEN LIPPED MUSSELS
  • coconut broth, lemongrass, kaffir lime, garlic ciabatta 18.9
  • ZOOKEEPERS FAMOUS BUFFALO WINGS
  • original Buffalo wing sauce, blue cheese, celery (gf) 18.5
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  • SALADS
  • CAESAR
  • shaved parmesan, Ortiz anchovies, crispy bacon, herb croutons, soft poached egg 22.5
  • SUMMER MANGO
  • vermicelli, carrots, cucumber, spring onions, coriander, snow peas, mung beans, crispy noodles, chilli lime dressing 19.5
  • ISRAELI COUSCOUS
  • chickpeas, roast peppers, sundried tomatoes, black olives, feta, rocket, green tahini dressing 21.5 (v)
  • ADD
  • chargrilled chicken 7.0 | squid 7.0 | Szechuan tofu 7.0
  • MAIN SHOW
  • MUSTARD & ORANGE FIRE ROASTED CHICKEN
  • slaw, hand cut wedges Quarter 24.5 Half 29.5 (gf)
  • CAJUN PAN-SEARED MARKET FISH
  • potato bacon rosti, bok choy, feta aioli 34.9
  • BLACK STAR 250G RUMP STEAK
  • seasonal greens, hand-cut fries, pan jus 37.5 (gf)
  • HARISSA LAMB RUMP
  • Israeli couscous salad, grilled broccolini, pan jus, harissa yoghurt 35.5
  • GOLDEN BEER BATTERED FISH & FRIES
  • daily catch, pickles, tartare sauce 26.9
  • CHICKEN FETTUCCINE
  • bacon, mushroom, onion, cream sauce 26.9
  • PAPAYA MARINATED CALAMARI
  • spicy chilli jam aioli, fries 27.9 (gf)
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  • WARM CHOCOLATE BROWNIE
  • chocolate mousse, triple fudge ice cream 12.5
  • ELDERFLOWER CRÈME BRÛLÉE
  • berry mascarpone 12.5 (gf)
  • MANGO PARFAIT
  • lychee, roast pineapple, mint mojito syrup 12.5 (gf)
  • PIZZA
  • ROAST GARLIC & HERB PIZZA BREAD
  • 11.9
  • MARGHERITA
  • tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella 21.5 (v)
  • SANTORINI
  • basil pesto, red onions, mushrooms, feta, sundried tomatoes, rocket 24.5 (v)
  • THE AUCKLANDER
  • chicken, roast peppers, cranberries, brie, red onion, plum sauce 24.5
  • NEW YORKER
  • mozzarella, loaded pepperoni 24.9
  • TROPICAL
  • ham, pineapple, Italian style tomato sauce, cheese 22.5
  • MEXICAN
  • chilli beef brisket, jalapeños, guacamole, seasoned sour cream, nacho chips 24.5
  • MEAT LOVERS
  • ground beef, bacon, pepperoni, chorizo, smoky BBQ sauce 24.5
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  • THE RINGMASTER'S MESS
  • BBQ ribs, chilli beef brisket, pork belly, jerk chicken, prosciutto, salami, bread, blue cheese, feta, olives, pickles, grilled broccolini 55.0
  • BAKED NACHOS
  • Slow-cooked premium beef brisket, avocado, seasoned sour cream 23.5
  • BURGERS 24.5
  • all served with salad, tomato & fries
  • HONKY TONK
  • Angus beef patty, mozzarella, candied bacon, crispy onion rings, BBQ sauce
  • CRISPY FRIED BUTTERMILK CHICKEN
  • streaky bacon, fresh grilled pineapple, aioli
  • HARVESTER
  • roast vegetable lentil patty, mozzarella, button mushrooms, smoked tomato relish (v)
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  • ROAST CARVING BOARD
  • Canterbury roast, twice cooked lamb shoulder, duck fat potatoes,minted peas, roast seasonal vegetables, mint jelly, gravy 65.0
  • THE CUBS MENU
  • 15.5 each
  • All cubs receive a free ice cream and chocolate sauce with every meal
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  • 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
  • winter greens
  • MINI BLACK STAR RUMP STEAK
  • steakhouse fries, greens, pan jus
  • CARROT & CUCUMBER STICKS
  • guacamole
  • CHEESE NACHOS
  • tomato, guacamole
  • MINI MARGHERITA PIZZA
  • cheese, sliced tomato, basil
  • MINI TROPICAL PIZZA
  • cheese, ham, pineapple
  • MINI NEW YORKER PIZZA
  • cheese, pepperoni
  • BEER & CIDER
  • TAP
  • Heineken | Export Gold | Export 33 | Tiger | Tui | Monteith's - Golden Lager | Original Ale | Beacon Pilsner | Pointers Pale Ale | Cider | Lagunitas Brewing Co IPA | Murphy's Irish Stout | Beer of the month
  • BOTTLED
  • Heineken | Monteith's - Crushed Pear | Radler | Sol | Tiger | Tiger Crystal | Rekorderlig range
  • LOWER ALCOHOL
  • Heineken 0.0% | Heineken Light 2.5% | Export Citrus 2.0% Range | Monteith's Lightly Crushed Apple Cider 2.8%
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  • COCKTAILS
  • VODKA DAISY
  • Absolut Vanilia | Mango | Apple | Passionfruit | Lime Juice 16.0
  • NAUTICA
  • Santiago De Cuba Blanco | Blue Curacao | Pineapple | Lemon Juice | Sugar Syrup 16.0
  • ESPRESSO MARTINI
  • Jumping Goat Coffee Infused Vodka | Fresh Espresso | Sugar Syrup 18.0
  • SPICED GINGER DAIQUIRI
  • Santiago De Cuba Anejo | Ginger Syrup | Lime Juice | Sugar Syrup 16.0
  • OLD FASHIONED
  • Makers Mark | Angostura Bitters | Sugar Cube 17.0
  • STRAWBERRY BEEKEEPER
  • Early Times | Wild Strawberry Liqueur | House-made Honey Syrup | Lemon Juice 16.0
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  • MOCKTAILS
  • BLOSSOM
  • Seedlip Grove 42 | Orange Juice | Lemon Juice | Sugar Syrup 12.5
  • FRUIT MOCKTAIL
  • Pineapple Juice | Apple Juice | Mango Juice | Passionfruit | Lime Juice | Lemonade 7.0
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  • REFRESHMENTS
  • SOFT DRINKS
  • Coke | Coke No Sugar | L&P | Schweppes Dry Ginger Ale | Schweppes Sparkling Lemonade
  • JUICES
  • Orange | Apple | Pineapple | Cranberry | Mango | Tomato
  • ANTIPODES
  • Sparkling Water | Still Water
  • RED BULL RANGE
  • ALLGANICS SPARKLING ORGANIC JUICE
  • Pomegranate & Cranberry | Apple & Blackcurrant | Pineapple & Passionfruit
  • ALLGANICS ICED TEA
  • Peach | Mango
  • KOMBUCHA
  • Raspberry & Lime | Ginger & Lemon715
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  • CHAMPAGNE
  • G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge
  • SPARKLING
  • Deutz Marlborough Cuvee | Brancott Estate Brut Cuvee | Mionetto Prestige Prosecco
  • LIGHTER
  • First Pick Lighter Sauvignon Blanc 9%
  • ROSÉ
  • Straw Island | Good Company | Oyster Bay | Chateau Routas
  • SAUVIGNON BLANC
  • Straw Island | Montana Festival Block | Good Company | Sileni Estate Straits | Oyster Bay | Amisfield
  • PINOT GRIS
  • Straw Island | Montana Festival Block | Good Company | Babich | Awatere River | Yealands Estate Single Vineyard P.G.R
  • CHARDONNAY
  • Straw Island | Montana Festival Block | Oyster Bay | Te Mata Estate Vineyards | Hunter's
  • RIESLING
  • Giesen Estate
  • PINOT NOIR
  • Montana Festival Block | Good Company | Triplebank Awatere Valley | Rabbit Ranch
  • MERLOT
  • Straw Island | Montana Festival Block Merlot Cabernet | Greyrock Te Koru
  • SHIRAZ / SYRAH
  • Jacob's Creek Shiraz | Brookfields Back Block Syrah | Jacob's Creek Double Barrel Shiraz
 

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