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....
very happy with our meal last night. Our waiter was lovely and friendly. My steak was perfect! happy to visit again
usual poor NZ pub value, on a par with most other places for that, however service was good. Main issue is that we were there for the trivia quiz but again had the table next to the pool table and were frequently interrupted by pool players trying to play a shot. Asked staff for an alternative they said they were fully booked, suggest you either close the pool table or the duration of the quiz or not use it.
Great staff but I thought the food was very average.
Awesome meal, and well looked after!
Kids area is fantastic. Took a while for service to come up there mind...had to go down and order a couple of times and ask for table to be wiped down etc. Sides and drinks were all good. Didn't love the chicken burger, but no worries there. All in all a nice afternoon out with a few little things that could be improved on here and there.
Staff was nice and very approachable. It was my mom's birthday dinner so we ordered quite a few mains. The food we ordered though lacked some of the ingredients that was listed in the menu like the Poutine, the list of ingredients included Cheese Fondue but there was no traces of any Cheese Fondue on top or at the bottom of the Poutine you guys served and the well-done Rump Steak that we ordered was not well-done, it was burnt so it was not fit for eating, it was bitter as. Won't go back and won't recommend.
Steak meal unbalanced and needs a salad on the dish along with steak and chips. No brown sauce for chips (tomato sauce is too sugary and similar sugar to brown sauce but tastes too sweet). Table for 3 was too small for 3 big men. No space on little square table. Such a table should be for max of 2 people.
The best boy comment was the noise level but it was busy and we couldn’t find a quieter table
Great venue for a team celebration. The addition of pool table, games area and live band meant something for everyone and helped people to mingle. Staff were superb - nothing a bother making it a really enjoyable night.
Really great time, staff were very friendly. Food was delicious.
Staff were very friendly and helpful, venue was perfect for work function.
Thank You Xanthe appreciated the amazing service Rooftop bar was perfect! also Special Thank You to Dallas you were Fantastic!!!! Thank you for looking after us throughout the night! thoroughly enjoyed all the platters we ordered food was delish 100%!!!....
Had a great night. Venue perfect for any celebration.
We had a work function in the private room and we all had a great time.
Had a fantastic experience for our work awards night in the Rooftop Bar at Zookeeper's Son. Huge thanks to Xanthe, Monique and the team on behalf of the team, the room looked amazing and was perfect for what we needed, will definitely be back!
I hired the rooftop garden area for my partners 30th birthday and this space was perfect. The service could have been better in the beginning when we arrived, the staff did not seem that happy to be there. However throughout the day the staff were very helpful and accommodating. There was a slight mix up with our food order which I was informed of but the food was great and still flowed through in a timely manner. Our guests really enjoyed the party! Thank you to Xanthe and the team for all your help!
Great service and food 😎
We had a surprise party for a friend there. From the moment I emailed to book an area until we left last night the service was seamless and great. The food was way better than I expected - I will be back to try those ribs again. Thanks team, keep up the good work.
Great service, Staff was fantastic, Food was marvellous, Thanks Sam, Dallas and the team for a great evening, You guys are the best,
Great place and environment, especially the kids area. However our booking was for 15 ppl upstairs next to the kids area and tables were set up downstairs. When I asked to be moved there was no problem but they never set up our tables in the end. We would have ordered more food I think if the tables were set up.
The staff at the Zoo Keepers Son made my party planning so easy and the night was a huge success. I would highly recommend this place anyone.
Good spot - friendly staff and great atmosphere. Booked tables and they were all set upon arrival and ready. Thanks for an enjoyable evening!
Staff outing, party of 16 and everyone enjoyed the Quiz night etc
Table we sat on was wobble - side of the fireplace