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Doolan Brothers Ellerslie

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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3 Robert Street, Ellerslie, New Zealand (Formerly Cock & Bull Ellerslie)
+64 9-579 5592
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I had the crispy chicken burger and mum had a chicken and mushroom pie......it was bloody good....well priced and yummy, best burger I have had for ages.Service was great...only moan was it was a little hot inside...needed some air con or fans....

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1 Thank bossyb43
DoolansEllerslie, Public Relations Manager at Doolan Brothers Ellerslie, responded to this review

Hey, Thanks for taking the time to review us! Hope to have you back with us again soon! Thanks More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

7 of us went here during the Christmas holidays after a bad experience at the Lynfield branch. The Irish manager and UKwaitress were fantastic!! sooo friendly and apologetic for our previous experience at the other Doolan Brothers. The were friendly, chatty, accommodating and the food was great! highly recommend a vegetarian burger! will be back for sure!

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Thank Kylie J
DoolansEllerslie, Public Relations Manager at Doolan Brothers Ellerslie, responded to this review

Hey Kylie, Thanks for the great feedback and rating. Hope to have you back at Doolan's again soon! Thanks More 

Mangawhai, New Zealand
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153 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were meeting a few friends for a get-together and had an enjoyable time. We decided to eat before going home and both ordered the Beef Burger. It wasn't too flash! The burger was a little undercooked and gristly, the bun soggy and the portion of chips way too large. I don't usually order burgers and wished I hadn't. But... More 

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Thank PatriciaJoy
DoolansEllerslie, Public Relations Manager at Doolan Brothers Ellerslie, responded to this review

Hey Patricia Thanks for the review. Sorry to hear that you weren't entirely happy with your meal. We hope you give us a second chance and return to Doolan's again. Thanks More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Doolan Bros was out 2nd stop into my mates stag do where we were going to watch the Canes vs Lions game. What a awesome cosy place,fire was going, big screen set up, punters were jolly, what a good atmosphere. The boys were well into the game and booze was flowing. Very impressed with the staff and how quick they... More 

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Thank DavidL9244
DoolansEllerslie, Public Relations Manager at Doolan Brothers Ellerslie, responded to this review

Hey David, Thanks for the great feedback. Glad to hear you had such a great night - hopefully we will have you back with us again in the future! Thanks More 

Auckland, NZ
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We live in Ellerslie, so Doolan Bros (formerly The Cock and Bull) is our go to place for a couple of quiet beers and a great feed when we have a free night and no kids! The atmosphere is always convivial, they have a great fireplace and lots of conveniently located TV sets for watching the big game. And somehow,... More 

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Thank BulaHoneymooner
DoolansEllerslie, Public Relations Manager at Doolan Brothers Ellerslie, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for taking the time to leave us some great feedback. Great to hear such positive comments about the food and the staff! We hope to have you back with us again soon to sample our new menu! Thanks More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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275 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I have eaten there many times. Their Steak and Guinness pie has to be the one others measure up to. Light flaky pastry crust over plentiful tasty steak and gravy accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes and green peas. Excellent. The buffalo chicken was very good as well. Recommended eatery.

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Thank Adrian M
DoolansEllerslie, Public Relations Manager at Doolan Brothers Ellerslie, responded to this review

Hey Adrian! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review. Our pies are a perfect tummy warmer in this bitter cold! Hope to have you back again soon to sample our new menu! Thanks More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

What more can anyone ask for... We went to Doolan Brothers in Ellerslie for lunch, and were very happy with what we encountered. The lady behind the bar was very courteous, big smile, as one would expect in an Irish themed pub, and willing to help making a beer selection. I thoroughly enjoyed the three pints of beer I had...... More 

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Thank thesahib
DoolansEllerslie, Public Relations Manager at Doolan Brothers Ellerslie, responded to this review

Hey!! Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review. Delighted to hear yo had a great experience at Doolan Brothers Ellerslie! ( you cannot beat a pie either! ) Hopefully see you back again soon. Thanks More 

Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We went there for dinner after work with some friends. Nice Pub atmosphere with good food.Another place to repeat in Auckland

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Thank Greg G
DoolansEllerslie, General Manager at Doolan Brothers Ellerslie, responded to this review

Hey Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review, we look forward to having you back with us again soon! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Good for an inexpensive night out. The food is typical pub fare. hearty and quite tasty. However, Friday night seems to be an excuse to crank up the recorded music level so that it is nigh on impossible to talk to anyone. On requesting that the music could be turned down a tad the response was it was Friday night!... More 

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Thank Judith D
DoolansEllerslie, General Manager at Doolan Brothers Ellerslie, responded to this review

Hey Judith, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Glad you enjoyed the food. Sorry to hear that the atmosphere wasn't too your liking. We would love to have you back again to one of our establishments! We have quieter parts of the bars that the staff would be happy to show you too if the music/sports... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Wow had dinner here and the food was amazing. The 2 course's for $35 was such good value would definitely recommend. Also the $10 cocktails were so good and the staff were extremely helpful

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Thank Millissa M
DoolansEllerslie, Manager at Doolan Brothers Ellerslie, responded to this review

Hey Millissa, Thanks for taking the time to leave us this great feedback! We hope to have you back at a Doolan Brothers again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Robert Street, Ellerslie, New Zealand (Formerly Cock & Bull Ellerslie)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Ellerslie
  • Phone Number: +64 9-579 5592

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?