Gastropub, Royal Oak

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

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 Dave, 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 12.9 (v)
  • SEAFOOD CHOWDER
  • market fish, mussels, squid, prawns, crumbled chorizo, garlic ciabatta 16.5
  • DIRTY BIRD
  • jerk spice & buttermilk fried chicken, chipotle aioli 17.5
  • PAPAYA MARINATED CALAMARI
  • spicy chilli jam aioli 17.5
  • FRIES
  • smoked paprika, salt, vinegar, aioli 8.5
  • BEER BATTERED FRIES
  • aioli 9.0
  • SEASONED WEDGES
  • bacon, seasoned sour cream, cheese 16.5
  • ZØO HOT SMOKED SALMON
  • dill crème fraîche, bruschetta 18.5
  • POUTINE
  • slow-cooked beef brisket, cheese fondue, beef gravy, pickles 18.5 (gf)
  • STEAMED GINGER PRAWN DUMPLINGS
  • Zøo dipping sauce 11.5
  • STEAMED SHIITAKE MUSHROOM DUMPLINGS
  • peanut sambal,pickled cucumber 15.5
  • CHICKEN SATAY
  • peanut sambal, pickled cucumber 15.9
  • BAO BUNS
  • miso eggplant, spring onion, coriander,peanut sambal (v) OR hoisin pork belly spring onion,coriander 9.0
  • PORK BELLY BITES
  • ginger caramel, chilli, peanuts,kaffir lime 16.5
  • GUNPOWDER DUMPLINGS
  • shredded cabbage, cashews,cucumber dip 24.5 (v)
  • ZØO CURRY OF THE DAY
  • please ask your server fortoday’s offering 25.5
  • BBQ BOURBON PORK RIBS
  • old No. 7 Bourbon Barrel
  • NZ GREEN LIPPED MUSSELS
  • coconut broth, lemongrass, kaffir lime, garlic ciabatta
  • ZOOKEEPERS FAMOUS BUFFALO WINGS
  • original Buffalo wing sauce, blue cheese, celery (gf)
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  • SALADS
  • CAESAR
  • shaved parmesan, Ortiz anchovies, crispy bacon, herb croutons, soft poached egg 20.5
  • WARM ROOT VEGE
  • pearl barley, sweet chilli dressing, pumpkin seed, grilled halloumi 18.5 (v)
  • ADD
  • chargrilled chicken 6.0 | smoked salmon 8.0
  • MAIN SHOW
  • SOUS VIDE CHICKEN BREAST
  • heirloom carrot, barley pilaf, pan jus 26.5
  • STEAMED MARKET FISH
  • white wine vegetable Provencal, hollandaise 33.9
  • BLACK STAR RUMP STEAK 250G
  • seasonal greens, hand-cut fries, pan jus 36.5
  • BRAISED LAMB SHANK
  • mashed potato, port jus, Yorkshire pudding,porcini crumb, gremolata 32.0
  • GOLDEN BEER BATTERED FISH & FRIES
  • daily catch, winter pickles, tartare sauce 25.9
  • CHICKEN FETTUCCINE
  • bacon, mushroom, onion, cream sauce 25.9
  • PAPAYA MARINATED CALAMARI
  • spicy chilli jam aioli, fries 26.9 (gf)
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  • WARM CHOCOLATE BROWNIE
  • chocolate mousse, triple fudge ice cream 12.5
  • GINGER SKILLET PUDDING
  • apple caramel, vanilla mascarpone 12.5
  • WARM CRONUT
  • lemon berry custard, freeze dried lemon, Chantilly cream 12.5
  • PIZZA
  • ROAST GARLIC & HERB PIZZA BREAD
  • 9.9
  • MARGHERITA
  • tomato, fresh basil,mozzarella 19.9 (v)
  • THE AUCKLANDER
  • chicken, roast peppers, cranberries, brie, red onion, plum sauce 22.5
  • CORNWALL
  • braised lamb, red onion, eggplant, feta,pumpkin seeds, pomegranate molasses 22.5
  • TROPICAL
  • ham, pineapple, Italian style tomato sauce,cheese 19.9
  • MEXICAN
  • chilli beef brisket, jalapeños, guacamole, seasoned sour cream, nacho chips 22.5
  • THE REGAL
  • smoked salmon, red onion, capers, dill crème fraîche 22.5
  • MEAT LOVERS
  • ground beef, bacon, pepperoni, chorizo, smoky BBQ sauce 22.5
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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, blackened Brussel sprouts 50.0
  • BAKED NACHOS
  • Slow cooked premium beef brisket, avocado, seasoned sour cream 20.5
  • BURGERS
  • all served with salad, tomato & fries
  • HONKY TONK
  • Angus beef patty, mozzarella, candied bacon, crispy onion rings, BBQ sauce 22.9
  • CRISPY FRIED BUTTERMILK CHICKEN
  • streaky bacon, fresh grilled pineapple, aioli 22.9
  • HARVESTER
  • roast vegetable lentil patty, mozzarella, button mushrooms, smoked tomato relish 22.9 (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 60.0
  • THE CUBS MENU
  • 14.5 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
  • MINI MARGHERITA PIZZA
  • cheese, sliced tomato, basil
  • MINI TROPICAL PIZZA
  • cheese, ham, pineapple
  • CHEESE NACHOS
  • tomato, guacamole
  • 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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