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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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Bar, Pub, International, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
138 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's not much unique about this place- not the menu, drinks, service, ambience... just expect some basic pub fare prettied up for restaurant prices.More

Thank elia1529
steve s, Owner at The Elephant Wrestler, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Elia1529, Thanks for writing your review. This is a little disappointing as we have only recently changed our menu and are specializing in Roast Chicken and slow cooked meats which is not your standard gastro pub fare. We also have dedicated menus for Gluten...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We often call in here for a drink if we are meeting friends before dinner. The staff are always welcoming and friendly. In summer the windows are open and it’s cool and breezy. In the winter the fire is going and it is warm and...More

Thank SingBkk
steve s, Owner at The Elephant Wrestler, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Hi SingBkk, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We appreciate your 5 Star rating and the nice comments abut the team and their service. We are so lucky to have such a lovely venue that lends itself...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

We were there for our Company Christmas Lunch. The menu is extensive but a weird fusion making no sense. The food was okay. The employees enjoyed themselves thoroughly, in part to the amount of space around the table. It is not cheap. I had Seared...More

Thank Rohit G
steve s, Owner at The Elephant Wrestler, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

HI Rohit, Thanks for taking the time to write your review and rate the overall venue experience. We are certainly glad that you enjoyed the service and venue and in most part that your colleagues enjoyed their meals, We certainly aim to please at all...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

Awesome place to catch up with a mate or two - Lovely staff and a good gathering of party people willing to make a night of it!!More

Thank paulienz2015
steve s, Owner at The Elephant Wrestler, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Hey Paulienz2015, Thanks so much for your review and 5 Star rating. We are really glad that you enjoyed your time and that staff ensured you were looked after. We certain,ly get the night going here after 10pm and is a great atmosphere. Glad you...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

If not for our amazing waitress..the stay would of been average... I food was so average.the drinks has sooo much ice Won't go backMore

Thank Tamlyn S
steve s, Owner at The Elephant Wrestler, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hi Tamlyn, I am really sorry that you did not enjoy your food and drinks with us. The servers are really great and I can assure you that anything average is not the norm or do we like our customers to have to settle for...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

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 13 November 2017

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 30 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 1 November 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 17 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 1 November 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 12 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 1 November 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 12 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 22 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

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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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