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The Elephant Wrestler is "Your Larger Than Life Local". We are everything that you local pub sets out to be. We are a great value proposition when it cones to a good broad range of food offerings to suit your entire party. We offer casual yet attentive and high paced service for those that may be in a hurry to get to the local theater, or a more casual and relaxing style of service for those that are here for the night. We will adapt to your groyp and ensure that you have the night you're hoping for. We have a delicious cocktail offering and a broad range of New Zealand wines and beers. We serve food from open to close and and have specialty menus available for those who may be vegetarian, vegan,
PRICE RANGE
$33 - $96
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the best restaurants I've been to. Best loaded fries and Pizza ever. Staff were really friendly, food came quite fast, and the hot water we ordered came immediately.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 12 April 2024

Two of us ordered the "smash" beef burger, both thick patties were merely browned, raw ground beef, advised the staff, no interest. We should of known, less than 3 groups for Friday lunch. Never again, horrible food disinterested staff.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

We dined here on 16/3/24 pre show at the Bruce Mason Theatre. A very busy popular bar/eatery in Takapuna on the North Shore of Auckland. My friends booked via First Table and were seated at 6pm. I arrived around 6.30pm. They ordered drinks which hadn’t...arrived by the time I sat down. I ordered a sprite and a Monteith black beer. The beer arrived first. After 10 minutes we had to follow up on my friends drinks. A total of 40 minutes later a prompted delivery of their drinks arrived. We proceeded with the food order of three smash burgers and fries. They came in time for a chow down before we had to head to the theatre. The burgers could have done with a bit more flavour. Edible and passable. But if you had to compare it to a McDonald’s gourmet burger you would choose the latter. Never mind, we’re still alive to tell the tale. Granted it was a very busy night, there was plenty of young staff running around doing their best. Some of them looked like it was their first job and not quite got the customer service skills right yet. I’m okay with that. They will improve with time. The door host, a friendly man with an Italian heritage was probably the highlight of the evening.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

Chris is the best waiter I’ve ever had, he’s a delight! He was polite, funny and kind. Couldn’t have been happier with our waiting service.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023

Amazing service and friendly staff. One person in particular Chris served us and slayed it all, will be coming back

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023

The staff were all so lovely and we felt extremely taken care of. Chris stood out and would come back just for his service

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 March 2023 via mobile

Cool friendly place live music and live sport on TV mix of older and younger bar food not bad smaller snack food late service ok selection of draft and bottle beer and wine

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

Has such a great time here. The service was fantast ic! Totally recommend this place. We will be back!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2022 via mobile

We dropped in for dinner with our 4yo daughter and had a great dinner. The atmosphere was living for 6pm. The service was friendly and helpful. The children’s fish and chips was gobbled up as was the ice cream Sunday. My pizza was great as...was the vegan burger my wife had. Will definitely be back next time we are nearbyMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2022

Service for drinks & food very slow - food tasteless and inedible - so expensive for what it was - very disappointed - new menu lacks any imagination

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022

When paying, the manager? read out what we'd ordered (which was correct), then proceeded to add on 2 expensive beers and double charge for the soft drinks when putting it on my credit card. What a sly overcharging of $37! Ordered a Caesar salad without...anchovies, but the slathering of dressing was full of anchovies, making it completely inedible. I would recommend you go to any of the other nice restaurants in Takapuna with honest staff.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 27 April 2022

Our server Karlien was amazing, very easy to talk too and friendly 10/10 . Me and my friend had a great night thank you (:

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 27 April 2022

So helpful, kind and cheerful. Made us feel welcome. Def recommended. The food was amazing. As well.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 9 January 2022

4 adults and 1 chid. Annabel and Jess were amazing great service and food. A few years since the last visit and will definately be back

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2021 via mobile

We stopped here for a couple of pints. The staff were friendly and it soon became busy with families dining out. Sell worth a visit.

Date of visit: June 2021
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THE ELEPHANT WRESTLER, Takapuna - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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The Elephant Wrestler is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4