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The Elephant Wrestler

) #11 of 70 Restaurants in Takapuna $$ - $$$ , , International
138 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, New Zealand
+64 9-489 8030
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good47%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (7 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
“quiz night” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, International, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
138 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for lunch today and omg was so delicious!!! Service was excellent as well❤ we sat outside in the cutest courtyard! Will be back for sure and i highly recommend🌸

1  Thank 3xpl0r3
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Hey there 3xpl0r3! Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Im very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We cant wait to have you back. Plus summer in the courtyards even better!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Elephant Wrestler early evening with friends for beer and a burger. The Classic Burger was well cooked and very tasty with lots of accompaniments.

1  Thank Colin C
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Hi Colin, Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! The Classic burger is one of our patrons most popular choices! Happy that you enjoyed it too. See you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a regular haunt for myself and friends. It's casual but has a good atmosphere. Pizzas are good and is a good quality of pub food overall. Lots of beer choices and friendly staff. Tends to get busier later in the evening and on...More

1  Thank Sean H
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Hi Sean, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review for us! Glad to hear that you enjoy spending time in our venue and the service of our staff. We certainly strive to exceed all of the things you have mentioned above....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a large group for a 65th birthday. Good venue. Hosts had organised platters of food which were good chicken nibbles with spicy sauce. Pizzas had a nice thin base.

Thank Susan H
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi Susan. Really happy to hear that everything went well for your friends Birthday. Always good to have platters and pizzas for groups to share. The chicken wings are a favourite! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for a quick pint. Good range of beers, though not always dark ones. Food offers on certain nights. Friendly service. Standard pub.

Thank deejay153
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Heya! thanks for taking the time to write this review for us! I just wanted to let you know that we have had a new dark beer added to our tap range! Black Dog Brewtus. Hopefully you can try it next time your around.

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We booked a table for 14 for my daughters 18th birthday. On the day of her birthday Katie from EW rang to confirm take booking and inform me of a few minor changes. Table had balloons when we arrived and the staff were welcoming and...More

Thank Anne S
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi Anne, Glad to hear your daughter had a great 18th Birthday. Its always great to hear that the staff took the time to help make things run smoothly and be enjoyable. Happiest of Birthdays again to your daughter!

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The staff are friendly and the manager there went completely out of his way to ensure the customers were happy and served on time, the decor was very relaxed and the pub itself had a chilled out feel i would also say its decently priced...More

Thank JoshP1996
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi Josh, Thankyou for taking the time to write this awesome review for us. We are new to running our tripadvisor page and it sure was great to start our responses with such a positive one. I am very happy to hear that everything was...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Fine as a pub - would be four stars although a big anonymous place that could be anywhere in the world. If food is involved it drops to 2. Takes ages to get there, then typical overpriced north shore fare. Hot chips taste like donuts....More

Thank Jo W
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Was waiting for the girls who were round the corner at the Bruce Mason Centre. The environment is great, beer range okay and the food I had was delicious. I tried the salt and pepper squid- it had a lovely Asian dipping sauce and a...More

Thank NZMidds
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Have come to the elephant since I moved to Auckland a few years ago. Great location and food- best thing though is the staff! Being a fairly regular customer, the staff makes us feel brilliant every time we go in. Service is top notch and...More

Thank MarkNZ1980
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, International, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-489 8030
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