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The Zookeeper's Son

715 Mt Albert Road, Royal Oak, New Zealand
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Monday - Sunday - 11am - Late

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
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About The Zookeeper's Son

In 1912 J.J. Boyd's zoo opened in Royal Oak with lions and all manner of exotic creatures.
Before long one of the lions decided to escape - only to be recaptured by Mr Boyd's son.
We've named this establishment The Zookeeper's Son, as a reminder that sometimes you need to be let loose....

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Thank you for the organising a space for our group last minute. Nice, easy and great service.

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

As always pleasure to eat there, nicely cooked the market fish and was good size portion. Also service was good, asked if meal was going okay and said full appetite 😘😘

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 March 2019

A fun cheerful restaurant and bar. Our party was 4 early 60's adults looking for a casual evening meal close to Greenlane Hospital. I found The Zookeepers Son via Google map enquiry of the neighbourhood around the hospital.. We fluked steak special night - 3 of us were tempted and were absolutely delighted; a chefs nightmare - medium rare, medium well done and "burnt" - all 3 delivered at same time and spot on to order. 4th had a Caesar salad with smoked salmon which was also fine. Service was delightful, unpretentious and very attentive. It's not fine dining and doesn't pretend to be. Bar service - tap beers and G&Ts - was like the food; to order, service attentive. Royal Oak is way outside our normal stamping ground - but I can truthfully stay next time I am in the area looking for a casual meal, I will head straight to The Zookeepers Son.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Was a lovely place to celebrate our daughters 20th birthday lunch - so good we came back for the evening!

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Visited On Thursday, 07 March 2019

Tables were far too small for four people. Lack of much choice in mains---two fish, two steak, one chicken and pasta. Disappointed! !

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Visited On Thursday, 07 March 2019

We had such a great time - food was fantastic as was the service. Thanks so much!

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 March 2019

The lady who looked after the bar was awesome, very helpful and was quick to assist

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

We had a team dinner - 16 people. We arrived a bit early but our group was promptly seated and ordered drinks to start with. I had pre-ordered the meals plus a starter for the table. The food was great and everyone's meals were exactly as per their orders. Our waitress Helena was friendly and attentive.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

Good time. A bit noisy for this ol' man; but what do you expect from a "sports bar"? The service was excellent. The food was delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

A great venue for a party. Awesome service and a great team to work with.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Awesome staff great venue great food, good bar for veiwing the ufc also. Multiple screens and large projector screen A+++

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Service is always great. Steak can sometimes have a bit sinew. To order a buger for $15 and still have to pay extre for fries is not good.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 January 2019

I am a regular customer, good service and food every time :)

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Burgers and service was great - couldn't fault that. My parents had the poutine. They would definitely never have this again - way too many chips - impossible amount to eat and only a small amount of beef. Very unbalanced and disappointing especially for Dad's birthday as they don't go out much. Sounded good on the menu but that dish didn't deliver.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Celebrated my birthday here. Staff are so friendly and great service.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

The Roof Top Bar is an awesome place to hold a function. Great food, drinks and amazing friendly/helpful staff. Would have no hesitation on the Zoo Keepers being my first point of call for any function.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 December 2018

Good food and excellent service

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Excellent venue for a litttle team get together

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Visited On Friday, 21 December 2018

We booked a table for 2pm and got told we had to move at 6pm yet we still had a party of 8 spending money.. in my mind it was still Our table

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Visited On Friday, 21 December 2018

Good steak.. Beer battered chips are possibly the best in the world!!

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

Well organised as usual. You looked after us very well. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Our team dined at Zookeeper's son this afternoon and had an amazing time. The services was wonderful. We didn't have to wait too long for our food and everyone on the table enjoyed their food. Thank you for looking after us so well!

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Entree and mains were delicious. Dessert was average. Evening enjoyed by all our guests and they enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Staff were very kind and helpful.

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

It would be better when offering water at the beginning of the meal if you stated that sparkling water would have to be paid for. We were on a budget and this took us over the limit, however everyone was satisfied with their meal.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Great place for a quick meal. Enjoyed the quiz night.

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