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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The Zookeeper's Son

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Gastropub, Royal Oak

The Zookeeper's Son

Eat What You Like. Pay What You Wish. You gave us your support, now we’re giving back to you.

Learn More

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: 3pm - 9pm
  • Tuesday: 12pm - 9pm
  • Wednesday - 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.

Menu

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  • ZOOKEEPER'S FOOD TRUCK
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  • Cheesy Pizza Bread
  • garlic (V) 14.5
  • Salt & Pepper Squid
  • spicy chilli jam, aioli 16.5
  • Chicken Wings
  • original buffalo wing sauce, ranch dressing, celery (GF) 18.9
  • Grilled Broccolini
  • crispy kale, whipped feta (GF, V) 15.5
  • Cauliflower Popcorn
  • spicy salt (GF, V) 15.5
  • Fried Chicken Taco
  • shredded leaves, aioli, pickles, salsa 16.5
  • Fried Fish Taco
  • chilli yoghurt, shredded leaves, pickles 17.5
  • Grilled Halloumi & Miso Roast Eggplant
  • green chilli sambal (GF, V) 16.9
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • chipotle aioli 17.5
  • Bok Choy & Mushroom Dumplings
  • Zoo dipping sauce (4) (V) 10.5
  • Prawn Dumplings
  • Zoo dipping sauce (4) 12.5
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  • PIZZA
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  • Margarita
  • mozzarella, fresh tomato,basil (V) 22.9
  • Puttanesca
  • tomato, black olive, eggplant, tomato sauce, mozzarella (V) 22.5
  • Pepperoni
  • mozzarella, loaded pepperoni 24.5
  • Hawaiian
  • bacon, pineapple 22.9
  • Meat Lovers
  • bacon, salami, chicken, BBQ sauce 25.9
  • Chicken & Bacon
  • onion, baby spinach,ranch dressing 24.5
  • Italian Sausage
  • broccolini, tomato sauce, mozzarella 22.9
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  • gluten free base available +3.0
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  • SIDES
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  • Fries
  • aioli (V) 9.0
  • Crispy Onion Rings
  • secret sauce (V) 9.5
  • Cos Leaves
  • house dressing, parmesan (GF, V) 9.5
  • Seasonal Veggies
  • garlic butter (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
  • Veggie Burger
  • feta & quinoa pattie, pickles, lettuce, tomato, fries (V,GFA+2.0) 23.5
  • Coconut Chicken Curry
  • jasmine rice, naan bread 26.5
  • 300g Sirloin Steak & Chips
  • roast garlic & herb butter, jus (GF) 35.5
  • Fish & Chips
  • tartare sauce, lemon 23.9
  • Lamb Shank
  • crushed potato, greens (GF) 32.5
  • BBQ Ribs
  • chips, greens 350g 27.9 / 700g 44.5
  • Famous #6 Fettuccine
  • chicken, bacon, mushroom, onions, cream sauce 23.9
  • Blackened Spiced Fish
  • cauliflower grits, burnt butter sauce (GF) 30.5
  • Quinoa Bowl
  • roasted pumpkin, quinoa, spinach, feta, pumpkin seeds, walnut dressing (V) 23.9 ADD chicken 6.0
  • Classic Caesar
  • crispy bacon, baby cos, crushed croutons, egg, anchovy aioli 19.5 ADD chicken 6.0
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  • $20 PUB FAVOURITES
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  • Pork Chop
  • Asian flavoured, coconut rice, greens
  • Braised Sausages
  • potato, onion gravy, served in Yorkshire pudding
  • Roast Chicken Ramen
  • noodles, chilli, spring onion
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  • THE CUBS MENU
  • 15.5 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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  • Vanilla Brulee
  • (GF) 12.5
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • chocolate mousse, chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce (GF) 13.5
  • Seasonal Fruit Crumble
  • oat crumb 12.9
 

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