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Elephant Wrestler

) #15 of 64 Restaurants in Takapuna $$ - $$$, Bar, Pub, International
Hurstmere road, Takapuna, New Zealand
+64 9-489 8030
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“quiz night” (3 reviews)
“pub food” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, International, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
Hurstmere road, Takapuna, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in for a quick drink and something to eat we chose a pizza to share the waitress and bar staff were great,the pizza was large and very tasty.They even talked us into going back again for the quiz night which turned out to...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love visiting the Elephant Wrestler on a Friday night because they normally have great deals! The most recent 'deal' on a Friday is a $5 pizza when ordering a jug of beer. The pizza is really good and the jugs are big! Definitely my...More

Thank CNunes13
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Staff were friendly and efficient and the entrees were enjoyable, the main course was pretty average. The chips were way too salty, the vegetarian burger lacked flavour. Good start not so good ending.

Thank Hano59
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We ordered here on Monday 3rd April 2017. My husband ordered the veggie burger which came out so hot it scolded and stuck to the roof of his mouth. 3 days later he still can't eat anything hot and the roof of his mouth is...More

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Visited for a weekend lunch, huge menu and the food was good. A typical pub atmosphere lots going on. Staff were OK. It does need a refresh though it's a bit dark and gloomy.

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

A great place to go and have a few drinks and dance (live band on weekends) on a Friday night. The bar staff are really friendly and the door staff have been very protective over me when a scuffle occurred outside. Very cool place with...More

Thank Nik L
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great place has inside and court yard area. Live music. Pool table. Friendly staff Worth a visit Is on the Main Street which is not far away from the beach. There are other places to try close by if you are Interested in trying a...More

Thank sangell2014
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Ate at TEW last night on an impulse. Great pub food of generous proportion and pretty good value. Highlight was the high quality of the service, right across the board, brilliant and simply the best I've had on the Shore. Friendly, efficient, well trained staff...More

Thank J P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, International, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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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