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 Sunday, 12 May 2019

Always a pleasure going to Zookeepers!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Our waitress went above and beyond which was not expected. She is a real asset to your business. Thanks

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

We had a wonderful Mothers Day lunch. Great food and service. Thank you so much. It was just delightful.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 May 2019

Excellent service! Everyone enjoyed their meal!

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

Thank you The Zookeepers Son for hosting an awesome 21st Birthday for my Son! From excellent communication from Xanthe to meeting the lovely Monique who is like a breath of fresh air! Sam,Catherine and Daven were fantastic on the night all our guests said they enjoyed everything from the food to the rooftop garden bar! Definiely impressed me from go to whoa!! Highly recommend this venue 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

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Visited On Thursday, 25 April 2019

Was a family get together as my son was visiting from Melbourne - the service and food were excellent as usual, though did find that my vegetarian son was a little short of choice (as one of the salads wasn't avaialble on the night). Improvement suggestions that I would have are - a bit more choice in burgers (or some optional extras) and pizzas - but that's only to make an excellent venue even better.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 April 2019

Great food.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Great place to host a small gathering with mates.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Unfortunately for us, we were unaware of the Easter Sunday trading rules and had booked a going away get together for our daughter. Nobody told us we had to have food with drinks. Saying that we ordered a lot of food but then were denied a final round as we were not ordering more food. Oddly enough upon arrival we had seen two tables with drinks only on their tables. Anyway, I had even phoned back previously to inform we were there for drinks with some bar snacks on the tables...that should have been a good time to mention the rules. Most likely we would have planned something from home. So, generally usually happy at the Zoo...but more information in advance would be good.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Staff were helpful and friendly. All six meals arrived within a minute of each other. Food was excellent. Good value for money. Would definitly would return again

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Thank you for an amazing night we all loved the food and the atmosphere it was so comfortable for all our guests! Your staff were all extremely friendly and helpful - genuinely helpful! Thank you so much this is our 2nd family event at Zoo Keepers and won’t be the last! Thank you again

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

The Zookeepers Son was an awesome venue to host our Engagement Party. We had no issues with other patrons and staff were very friendly and helpful at all times. Would highly recommend to anyone looking :)

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Great food and service.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Good food, atmosphere and enjoyed the massive screen tv.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Great service and the food was really good. Will definetly be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

Fantastic as always. Thanks Dave and the Team !!

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

I have rated value for money as 2 star ONLY for the following reason. I am allergic to garlic. I know there is very little if anything on your menu that is garlic free. Last evening our waitress JESS was really good and very helpful, but even so we failed to find any menu item that was garlic free except for the Rump Steak, the top priced item, and even that which should have been accompanied by fries was not as the fries had been fried in garlic infused oil. The chef could not offer any alternative except for leaving off fries and sauces, serving only the steak and a few beans for which I was charges full price. I did not complain and the rest of the party was well looked after. I know when eating at The Zookeepers, that I will have a problem and that there is little room to put together accompaniments for a meal to compensate for what needs to be left off so as to be garlic free. Disappointing, as the venue is pleasant, the food is good in the mid to high price range (but specials are often offered and these are very reasonable) and conveniently located to where I live. John Hawkins

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Awesome service, really attentive and helpful for our big group. Love Zooey’s!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Good location & various areas to meet.

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Awesome night out!

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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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