The Zookeeper's Son

715 Mt Albert Road, Royal Oak, Auckland, New Zealand, 1023
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Mon-Wed: 12pm - late

Thu-Sun: 11am - late

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  • Play Area
  • Car Parking
  • Full Bar
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About The Zookeeper's Son

There’s a real family feel in the air at The Zookeeper’s Son. The Royal Oak eatery brings together people from all walks of life to eat, drink, and be merry. The high ceilings, wooden furniture, and greenery bring a safari-like aspect, with plenty of space to socialise. The extensive menu is a blend of international and European bites to keep the troops happy.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand, European
Dress Code: Relaxed
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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Great party at the rooftop bar .Everyone happy thanks.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Was great thanks! Got busier due to the U2 concert crowd. Table service was initially slow in getting to us for orders but food came in short time and was delicious! Staff were nice and friendly!

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

We held a fundraiser upstairs in the rooftop bar. The size was perfect for 80pax-seated. May behind the bar was an awesome help with setup and great service throughout the night. Thanks Zooey's will absolutely think of you next time.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Not a busy night but service was really slack. We brought some friends here for the first time and it was really disappointing.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Hired out the rooftop bar for our baby shower celebration, and everything was perfect. Communication was great from the time we enquired and service was outstanding. Platters we ordered were delicious. Would highly recommend having a function here.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Very disappointing that the prices have increased a lot and the food is pretty generic. Same old menu. How about changing the menu and adding in a few other things. A few different burgers would be good (e.g. lamb, fish, grilled chicken instead of fried). The steak is very over-priced and you only get 4 steak cut fries with it (definitely not worth the $37.5). Consider putting steak cut fries on the menu as the other chips you offer aren't very nice. Also consider half portion nachos for those folks that can't eat a whole plate.

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Was a great night, excellent service, everyone complemented the venue etc. Toilets were good, children's area, the staff were accommodating of our requests. An excellent night, we are so glad we chose this venue for our sons 21st.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Great attentive service and we were well fed with the good-sized portions. Loved the Happy Birthday board, that was very thoughtful and unexpected, thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Great service

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Visited On Thursday, 17 October 2019

Love the atmosphere and staff were great. Bit disappointed with the food though. Wanted chicken and the sous chef wasn’t on that night

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Preeti, Monique and the team took great care of us from the organising of the event as well as during and after. The venue itself is cute and intimate. Our guests loved the food and it was nice to be able to create a customised bar menu from their selection. I've used Zookeepers before for Corporate meetings as well and the service hasn't changed still excellent!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

The mussels were cold. Some didn't open. Dumplings were all meshed up so don't know what I was eating. Can't say I can see prawns in them. Roast lamb was good and good value for money. Atmosphere probably will be alright in winter with the fire place, not really a summery ambience. Waitress was quick to take the food for reheat.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 October 2019

Excellent evening, very attentive and helpful staff, excellent food and good service. A very good venue for a small function. Many thanks! Peter

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Had a great afternoon. Staff where very friendly and helpful. Food was great. All round good value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Had an amazing 40th Party. Was brilliant and Catherine (I think that was her name!) behind the bar was fantastic. Couldn't have asked for a better event.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 September 2019

Beautiful atmosphere and super relaxed environment especially after a hard days work.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 September 2019

My compliments to the chef for the amazing food and to the staff for the outstanding service would definitely highly recommend this establishment to all my family and friends.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 September 2019

The limited number of gluten free options on the menu prevents us from eating there more regularly. A lady that had had too much to drink caused a bit of a disturbance. The sound quality for the quiz was a bit poor where we weer sat at the top of the stairs.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 September 2019

The usual unwanted 2 fingers of froth on the top of a beer, when will pubs provide the prescribed level of actual beer for the excessive price they charge? Despite booking in advance and requesting a table upstairs this was not granted and no explanation was provided. I requested a gluten free burger, the barman reported they were UNABLE to provide this which I find appalling but would replace the bread with lettuce!!!! really is this the best you can do? When the food came it contained coated onion rings which probably contain wheat and therefore gluten!!! Luckily she spotted this. You really need to think what you are doing.. The bar staff were busy but waiting time for a drink was longer than expected. All in all not a positive experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Great place for a nice Sunday roast. Not too busy, Nice decor and a nice place. Blackend Brussels sprouts were delicious! Friendly helpful staff too,

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

A great spot to watch the rugby.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Awesome place ecspecially when taking kids however service wasnt that great and they weren't even busy. 2 of the lady staff sort of forgot about me and my family and we had to keep repeating what we wanted or needed like cutlery and water ....food was ok tho dont get the kids Bento meal it is not good value for money

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

We came for a meal and left a little disappointed with the quality of the food and service. The curry didn't have a lot of taste to it, the lamb shank the same and the lamb roast was a little ordinary as well. Service was sub standard and send rushed with out the care and consideration you should get.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

We always love going to the Zookeepers Son. Food is great and the staff always look after us. Thank you for another wonderful night!

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Thank you for a wonderful lunch on Fathers Day.

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