Monday - Sunday - 11am - Late
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
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....
Great atmosphere and yummy food
when I went to pay I thought I would use my "loyalty" points, only to be told they had been "wiped" during a computer upgrade. not good enough
Overall it was okay. The main meal( steak) was not as expected but the Chicken fettuccine was absolutely divine! Great atmosphere for group dinner not so much for someone looking for someone looking for a quiet evening.
Great area upstairs to keep kids entertained.
Catherine was amazing
Great host with 5 star service. Awesome Staff, everyone were so accomodating and the food was awesome - big portions and no delays. Thank you very much Zookeepers
Great hostess, terrific service.
Thank you for hosting our group lunch. We all enjoyed the Zookeepers Son atmosphere, excellent and friendly service, and the food was scrumptious. All the ladies had a very enjoyable time, we definitely would recommend it to others, n would love to come back for sure. Many thanks again 😊
Food was great, service was a bit slow
Totally disappointed by our experience. The leaner tables were not conducive to comfortable dining. Some of the food was barely warm and we certainly didnt feel value for money was met. The waitress we had was pleasant and bubbly enough however the reaching across to clear plates while others still dining seemed to me not proper dining etiquette. We felt hurried and rushed with glasses being cleared and we were still having desserts. It wasnt the best experience and we were highly disappointed. For a table of 9 people whom none of which no one enjoyed there time here. We wont be back.
Fantastic Lunch - Thank you Team
Nice hot fireplace made this a homely nd welcoming place to spend the evening with friends. Staff were great, the food was tasty and served quickly, with all eight of us getting our meals at roughly the same time.
I went back as the last experience was great but this time I was disappointed with the fries as they tasted of lemon and that is not a good combination. Apparently a new mix was used with the paprika. When I mentioned it nothing was done to fix it which was disappointing.
Great spot for a family catch up. Upstairs was perfect with somewhere for the children to play.
No Mussels, very disappointing, I'm sure the supermarket down the road had heaps. But I was impressed that the meal we got for our wheelchair guest was already cut up into small bits when delivered to the table, that was a very nice touch.
Great Experience.. Great Service.. Will be going again to 'The Zookeepers Son' asap...
Really appreciated the staff that were working for our event - great mix of helpful, professional, and friendly.
The batter on the fish was extremely oily and blah - sickly
Amazing service and great food! Thank you
Amazing service, the staff were so attentive and so helpful! The food and drinks were great. The childrens area was great. I cannot go on enough how amazing my experience was.
Waited 25min for a glass of water. Coke had a coffee bean in it? Waited 40min for all but 1 of the mains to be delivered (was a busy day so no problem with the wait) But then told then are no ribs for the last meal and would we like to chose something else, a bit late by that time and no offer of a compensation.
Lack of direction for parking so parked across the road at MacDonalds. Very good waiting staff. Beer battered fries with meals were not, they were soggy and not crisp. We had fish and chips plus steak special, steak was very good. Fish okay but not a lot of it. Atmosphere was noisy. Table was too small for four of us. Couldn't fit our plates on the table, let alone with glasses and table decorations. The later we put on the floor as hard to see over it. Overall didn't met expectations.
Great location. Great service. Great specials, love Monday pizza night. One of our family's favourites.