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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 Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Great atmosphere and yummy food

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

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

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Great area upstairs to keep kids entertained.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Catherine was amazing

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

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

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Great hostess, terrific service.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

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 😊

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Visited On Thursday, 19 July 2018

Thanks

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Food was great, service was a bit slow

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Visited On Saturday, 07 July 2018

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.

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

Fantastic Lunch - Thank you Team

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 June 2018

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 June 2018

Great spot for a family catch up. Upstairs was perfect with somewhere for the children to play.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

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.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 June 2018

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Visited On Sunday, 03 June 2018

Great Experience.. Great Service.. Will be going again to 'The Zookeepers Son' asap...

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Visited On Friday, 25 May 2018

Really appreciated the staff that were working for our event - great mix of helpful, professional, and friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

The batter on the fish was extremely oily and blah - sickly

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Visited On Monday, 21 May 2018

Amazing service and great food! Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 20 May 2018

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 May 2018

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.

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Visited On Monday, 14 May 2018

Great location. Great service. Great specials, love Monday pizza night. One of our family's favourites.

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