The Elephant Wrestler

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138 Hurstmere Road,
Takapuna
Auckland,
0622

(09) 489 8030

The Elephant Wrestler Information

Taking over the space once occupied by the Copper Room and Goode Brothers is The Elephant Wrestler that only just opened late August 2011. This Takapuna, Auckland bar strives to be North Shore's larger than life local.

Opening Hours
Mon - Sat 11.00-late
Sun 10.00-00.00
Cuisine
Booking
Not Necessary on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Avg Food Spend
$$ per person
Food Info
Bar Menu, Set Lunch Menu, Take Away Service, A La Carte Menu
Drink Info
New Zealand's sole official Heineken bar. $20 jugs on Tuesdays. Loyalty Club Night on Wednesday with special offers on wine and beers. $10 cocktails on Friday and Saturday.
Live Ents
Tuesday: Battle of the Brains Quiz
Thursday: Live Music From 9pm

Friday: Live music from 9pm
Sunday: Live music from 9pm
Facilities
Large Screen showing sports events - Large Screen showing sports events - 6 wide screen televisions - perfect venue for watching the game
Kids
Children welcome

Kids Menu
Outdoor Area
Internal courtyard
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Reviewer KenBrown
31/07/2014
My friends and I were first time diners over this side of the country. We were welcomed by friendly staff and ushered to our reserved table. We shared an elephant platter between the 4 of us, but didn't quite finish it. The platter was what I expected, yum. The atmosphere was very inviting and relaxing after a long days work. Service was excellent. Cheers to The Elephant Wrestler staff for making our first time experience a good one.
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Reviewer Ferrari
27/08/2013
Every Suburb needs a local pub and this place has defiently nailed it we have been here on several occassions and always found the place really welcoming
We were last here on Saturday to watch the rugby the place was really busy but we still managed to get a seat in front of the big screen we ordered drinks and food at the table and found the service to be really great and friendly
If your in Takapuna and want a drink at a friendly local make sure you check this place out
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Reviewer hanman
27/08/2013
Slack bar with rude staff that basically had no clue ! Disgusting toilets,very very average place.
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Reviewer bigkt
15/05/2013
No doubt, The Elephant Wrestler is easily Takapuna's best bar with some good times to be had. It does attract a younger crowd than some of the other bars around but that's all good.
Their quiz nights are pretty popular too (Tuesdays). See you there!
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7/05/2013
Food was good but when we ordered a Salmon salad, a fish salad was delivered to the table.

The waitress has no clue what it was so went back to ask. Apparently they did not have salmon so it was just substituted with something else without bothering to ask.
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Reviewer TIKASam
8/04/2013
If I'm heading out in Takapuna I'm heading to the Wrestler - a simple decision and a top shelf establishment. Paul & the Crew have created a beast!
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Reviewer TIKASam
8/04/2013
If I'm heading out in Takapuna I'm heading to the Wrestler - a simple decision and a top shelf establishment. Paul & the Crew have created a beast!
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20/12/2012
Awesome food (generous portions), always a good crowd in here with a good vibe; no trouble. The waitstaff are great craic and you can't beat the courtyard on a sunny day! Huge range of drinks, even my notoriously fussy brother was impressed. Will keep going back for sure.
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13/08/2012
caught up with a few friends at the elephant wrestler on saturday night just been. the weather was shocking so it was pretty crammed with people escaping the rain but we managed to get a booth seat for a feed and a few drinks. burgers were really good - the chorizo one awesome and the fries were just what was needed to soak up the days drinks.
Good atmosphere too - especially as nz picked up its 5th gold. Certainly Elephant Wrestler is one of the better bars in Takapuna - here's hoping for not too many stormy nights like that one though.
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Reviewer Redsforever
6/08/2012
My new Local in Takapuna came in on Friday after work had a couple of pints bar staff were great really friendly stayed to listen to live music awesome great vibe...Came back in on Saturday to watch the rugby great crowd watching the game grabbed one of the burger that I had seen coming out on Friday it was amazing cant wait to get back down to Elephant Wrestler again for more a really great local pub
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Reviewer Sunny564
10/02/2012
I went to the Elephant Wrestler for a few drinks with my colleagues. We had a great night out. Just a casual night out with a couple of drinks and nibbles. The Salt and Pepper Prawns were amazing. They serve them with jalapeno aioli, which gives it a nice spice to it. The pizza breads are tasty too and have a good size for the price you pay for it. The staff is great. Smiley, chatty and really friendly. Great pub, good atmosphere! We will be back soon.
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Reviewer Sunny564
10/02/2012
I went to the Elephant Wrestler for a few drinks with my colleagues. We had a great night out. Just a casual night out with a couple of drinks and nibbles. The Salt and Pepper Prawns were amazing. They serve them with jalapeno aioli, which gives it a nice spice to it. The pizza breads are tasty too and have a good size for the price you pay for it. The staff is great. Smiley, chatty and really friendly. Great pub, good atmosphere! We will be back soon.
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Reviewer JordanN
16/01/2012
Ventured out to the EW for the first time and sad to say I was pretty disappointed. No doubt its an improvement from the old copper room but the decor is very average,pink, weird and will date fast. Nice court yard but could not use it due to terrible weather. Had the meatball and prawn starter. Meatballs were tough as nails only aided by being drenched in soy sauce so almost too salty to eat. Prawns were however great. Overall not a bad experience but The Elephant Wrestler in Takapuna was still a let down.
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Reviewer madazTim
28/11/2011
Haven't been to the Elephant Wrestler since it changed from the Copper Room. Seemed ok, no drama and overall friendly.
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Reviewer bec123
18/11/2011
Since it's opened I've spent a few afternoon's chilling in the garden bar, enjoying the sunshine, great entertainment and was impressed by the quality of the food. The Elephant Wrestler would be my first choice venue in Takapuna to spend the afternoon with friends.
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Reviewer braindrain
18/11/2011
Thursday night on an awesome summers day and the Elephant Wrestler was going off. There's two distinctive areas - the indoor (restaurant) area where families, work mates were all enjoying a meal and then the large outdoor courtyard space.
Staff really friendly and table service (even outside) very efficient - didn't have anything to eat but the fries did look great...next time.
Good to see the Elephant Wrestler well-patroned - especially in summer, Takapuna is the place to be on the shore.
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Reviewer Simon123
8/11/2011
Checked out The Elephant Wrestler on Friday night. Everybody is talking about the great new bar in Takapuna, so we thought we need to give it a shot. Great pub. The atmosphere was just amazing. They were really busy, but we still managed to get a table. The waitress spotted the last table outside in the courtyard. Beautiful out there. The plants all over the wall look unique. The staff was really good, trying their best to look after us, even it was so busy. Always smiling - no sign of stress. The food was tasty and well presented. We had a carving board - huge - a whole chicken we got. We used to go to the Copper Room a lot, but I like the new place so much more. Open space, not too hot inside, great outside area. Will be back.
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Reviewer Seieth
8/11/2011
Came to The Elephant wrestler on Friday last week had an awesome meal with a group of friends we just came in for dinner but decided to hang out when the band came on as the pub had such a great vibe and was so busy didn't thank you the next day for the strawberry daiquiri hangover though.....! will be back soon for some beers in the courtyard

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Reviewer Jellybean
10/09/2011
Great day at the new pub in Takapuna yesterday sat in the courtyard all afternoon then stayed to watch the opening of the world cup such great spot and one to put on the list For those long summer days the food and service was great I had one of the Elephant Wrestler's signature burgers served on a wooden board with a little fry basket of chips so cool ... Loads of screens for the next 6 weeks of rugby - The Elephant Wrestler definitely a great place to kick back with mates
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Reviewer Anonymous
6/09/2011
awesome new bar in Takapuna. Hurstmere road now has some seriously good options going for it...looking forward to mixing it with the frenchies during the world cup at the elephant wrestler....BOOM!
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