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The Elephant Wrestler

138 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-489 8030
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good49%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (8 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, International, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
138 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this restaurant for a group of 15 from work and the service/drinks/food seemed to be very good. We had a large table (high chairs) in the outside section and enjoyed the sunroof.

Thank Arash V
steve s, Owner at The Elephant Wrestler, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Arash, thanks so much for your review. Glad that you and your colleagues enjoyed your time with us. Please do not hesitate to contact us again when you are all getting together outside of work. Cheers

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Went here on a Tuesday night, had a trivia night which was free to enter and you win a bar tab or 1/2 price of your meal. Great food, big drinks and good vibes. Loved it.More

Thank Emily M
steve s, Owner at The Elephant Wrestler, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi Emily, thanks so much for joining us and I am super pleased that you enjoyed yourself. I really appreciate your kind words and will pass onto the team. If you enjoyed the Quiz you you should think abut joining us for the B**chin Bingo....More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Good place to go for a drink. Nice atmosphere, good beer and reasonable prices. Nice to view sport events between friends.

Thank Johan A C
steve s, Owner at The Elephant Wrestler, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

HI Johan, thanks so much for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and definitely keep us in mind for future sports events as we love hosting sports mad fans!!

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to hang out with friends for a few drinks. Nice outdoor area and live music inside. Fast bar staff and table service outside.More

Thank Kate C
steve s, Owner at The Elephant Wrestler, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi Kate, Thanks for your review and kind words about the team. We are really lucky we have a team that always aims to exceed peoples expectations. It is lovely to get these sort of reviews and be able to pass them onto the team....More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

We went along on Saturday night for something to eat, and to watch the All Blacks game while we were there. I booked a table for 6:30pm and that meant we had the table for the rest of the night, which was really handy and...More

Thank mooseandbok2006
Management response:Responded 21 September 2017

Thank you so much for your amazing review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your trip and we appreciate you taking the time to only recognise the environment and food but also the great effort put in by the team to deliver a high...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 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 15 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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 15 August 2017

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 8 August 2017 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 15 August 2017

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 20 July 2017 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 1 August 2017

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 1 August 2017

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  North Shore  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-489 8030
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