Gastropub, Takapuna

The Elephant Wrestler

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Gastropub, Takapuna

The Elephant Wrestler

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  • 138 Hurstmere Road
  • Takapuna
  • Auckland
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  • (09) 489 8030
  • Hours
  • Sunday to Wednesday: 12pm - 10:30pm
  • Thursday to Saturday: 12pm - 1am

Welcome to your larger than life local, bustling in the heart of Takapuna with an outdoor courtyard to boot. Aptly named after a lively bloke who first arrived to Auckland’s North Shore in 1912, The Elephant Wrestler delivers a down to earth hospitality experience with a relaxed atmosphere, expansive selection of crafty beverages and food that’s undeniably Kiwi.

Say g'day to Steve, chief joybringer at The Elephant Wrestler.

Menu

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  • GETTING STARTED
  • Pizza Bread
  • caramelised onion, rosemary, mozzarella 11.9
  • Chickpea, Corn & Lentil Fritter
  • beetroot mayo, feta crumb 13.5
  • Chicken Corn & Capsicum Fritters
  • dorito crumbed, jalapeno salsa, ranch dressing 13.9
  • Karaage Chicken
  • cornflake crumb, honey soy dip, pickled carrot 14.9
  • Crispy Fried Squid
  • garlic chilli salt,rocket, lemon pepper aioli 16.5
  • 1 Dozen Spicy Chicken Wings
  • blue cheese dressing, carrot, celery 20.9
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  • DRAGON BABIES
  • Pan-Fried Beef & Onion Dumplings
  • jeaw tamarind dressing ½ doz 12.5 | 1 doz 20.9
  • Crispy Pork Belly Bites
  • ginger caramel, chilli, peanuts, kaffir lime 16.5
  • Coconut Chicken
  • chilli, crispy shallots, coriander, spring onion 16.5
  • Korean Fried Cauliflower & Zucchini
  • kimchi slaw, chilli ketchup, sesame 13.5
  • Popcorn Prawns
  • curry leaf, spicy mayo 17.0
  • Steamed Mantou Buns
  • tamarind beef brisket, pickled onion, green chilli & herb relish 16.0
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  • SHARING BOARDS
  • The Carnivore
  • quarter roast chicken,polenta chips, thyme gravy, 500g BBQ St Louis ribs,grilled corn cob, adobo chilli sauce, 300g beef brisket, 300g harissa lamb shoulder, almond dukkah, housemade ricotta, ginger BBQ sauce, any two sides 89.9 SERVES 4
  • The Elephant
  • crispy fried squid, pork bellybites, beef & onion dumplings, karaage chicken 49.9 SERVES 2
  • The Wrestler
  • crispy fried squid, pork bellybites, beef & onion dumplings, karaage chicken, polenta chips, chickpea corn & lentil fritter, spicychicken wings, caramelised onion pizza bread 89.9 SERVES 4
  • PUB ALL STARS
  • Free Range Roast Chicken
  • plain OR Jamaican jerkbasted OR peri peri basted, thyme jus, polenta chips. half 25.5 | quarter 15.5
  • Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder
  • house-made ricotta,almond dukkah, charred greens, harissa jus 28.5
  • Pan-Roasted Market Fish
  • pearl barley, prawn & pea risotto, baby fennel, Pernod cream & caper crumb 29.5
  • Grilled 200g Black Star Scotch Fillet
  • rosemary gratin, charred broccolini, smoked garlic & tomato butter, jus 29.9
  • Steak, Egg n' Chips
  • grilled 250g Awhi farms New Yorkstrip steak, fried egg, onion rings, fries, jus 29.9
  • Crispy Pork Belly
  • Asian greens, glazed kumara,tamarind & kaffir lime sauce 29.5
  • Red Wine Braised Lamb Shank
  • rosemary gratin,charred broccolini 27.5
  • Slow Cooked Beef Cheek Madras
  • charred greens, peanuts, spring onion, roti canai 28.5
  • Penne Carbonara
  • mushroom, bacon, chicken, parmesan & white wine cream sauce 24.5
  • BBQ St Louis Ribs
  • hot adobo chilli sauce,grilled corn cob 500g 27.5
  • Wrassler Fish n' Chips
  • beer battered OR panko crumbed, coleslaw, tartare sauce, lemon 22.5
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  • BUNS & MORE
  • All served with fries OR a tossed salad 22.5 each | Gluten Free Bun ADD 4.0
  • The Classic
  • Angus beef patty, mozzarella, fried egg, beetroot relish, tomato, lettuce, brioche bun
  • Fried Buttermilk Chicken Burger
  • chipotle BBQ sauce, ranch slaw, brioche bun
  • Veggie Burger
  • vegan patty, mozzarella, battered onion rings, lettuce, tomato, capsicum chutney, aioli, brioche bun
  • Beef Brisket Baguette
  • ginger BBQ sauce, kimchi slaw, peanut sambal, chilli mayo
  • Tandoori Chicken Tikka
  • naan bread, spiced lentil, pickled onion, cumin yoghurt, bhuja sev
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  • WRESTLER PIZZA
  • Gluten Free Base ADD 4.0
  • Margherita
  • cherry tomato, parmesan, fresh basil 20.5
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • onion, sliced pepper, peanuts, baby spinach, cumin & mint yoghurt 23.5
  • Meat Overload
  • salami, pepperoni, bacon, chorizo, BBQ sauce 23.9
  • BBQ Pulled Pork
  • corn, pineapple, red pepper, jalapeño, black beans, chipotle aioli 23.5
  • Beef Brisket
  • mushroom, onion, spinach, truffle aioli 23.5
  • Roast Lamb
  • eggplant, courgette, red onion, puy lentil, ricotta, sundried tomato, rocket 23.5
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  • SALADS
  • 25.5 each
  • Roast Lamb
  • house-made ricotta, toasted pearl barley,rocket, red onion, eggplant, courgette, Kalamata olives, sundried tomato, lemon herb dressing
  • Thai Beef
  • mixed leaves, cucumber, sprouts, carrots,peanuts, crispy fried noodles, Thai chilli dressing
  • Seared King Tarakihi Poké Bowl
  • baby spinach, edamame, seaweed, cucumber, pickled carrot, crispy shallot, boiled egg, radish, white miso dressing
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  • SIDES
  • Chunky Fries
  • 6.0
  • Hand Cut Fries
  • garlic chilli salt 9.0
  • Onion Rings
  • 6.0
  • Creamy Ranch Slaw
  • 6.0
  • Mac n' Cheese
  • 9.0
  • Tossed Salad
  • mixed sprouts, pumpkin seeds,lemon herb dressing 6.0
  • Asian Greens
  • oyster sauce, ginger 9.0
  • Sautéed Mushrooms
  • shaved parmesan 9.0
  • Dessert
  • 7.0 each
  • Choc Top Cone
  • cookies & cream OR vanilla ice cream, chopped nuts
  • Banana Split
  • vanilla ice cream, scroggin mix, chocolate sauce, wafer
  • Chocolate Brownie Paddle Pop
  • whipped cream, 100s & 1000s
  • Dessert Pizza
  • marshmallow, milk chocolate, Nutella, Oreo crumb, berry swirl
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  • MAINS
  • Battered Mini Hot Dogs
  • tomato sauce 9.0
  • Mac N’ Cheese
  • 9.0
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • chips 9.0
  • Junior Nachos
  • corn chips, cheese sauce, black beans, tomato 9.0
  • Fish N’ Chips
  • battered OR crumbed OR grilled, chips,ketchup, lemon 12.5
  • Cheeseburger
  • ketchup, mayo, fries 12.5
  • BBQ St Louis Ribs
  • coleslaw, fries 12.5
  • Kid’s Pizza
  • cheese OR pepperoni OR Hawaiian 12.5
  • V - vegan | VA - vegan option available
  • GETTING STARTED
  • Pizza Bread
  • caramelised onion, rosemary, mozzarella 11.9 VA
  • Chickpea, Corn & Lentil Fritter
  • beetroot mayo, feta crumb 13.5 VA
  • Falafel Bites
  • cumin & mint yoghurt, capsicum relish 13.9 VA
  • Korean Fried Cauliflower & Zucchini
  • kimchi slaw, chilli ketchup, sesame 13.5
  • Fried Tofu
  • ginger caramel, chilli, peanut, kaffir lime 14.9 V
  • Polenta Chips
  • rosemary, parmesan, chipotle aioli 12.9 VA
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  • SALADS
  • 25.5 each
  • Falafel & Rocket
  • house-made ricotta, toasted pearl barley, red onion, eggplant, courgette, Kalamata olives, sundried tomato, lemon herb dressing VA
  • Thai
  • fried tofu, mixed leaves, cucumber, sprouts, carrot,peanuts, crispy fried noodles, Thai chilli dressing VA
  • Poké Bowl
  • sesame tofu, baby spinach, edamame beans, seaweed, cucumber, pickled carrot, crispy shallots, boiled egg, radish, white miso dressing VA
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  • PUB ALL STARS
  • Veggie Burger
  • vegan patty, capsicum chutney,mozzarella, battered onion rings, lettuce, tomato, aioli, brioche bun, fries OR salad 22.5 VA | GLUTEN FREE BUN ADD 4.0
  • Falafel Wrap
  • beetroot relish, mozzarella, rocket,tomato, red onion, fries OR salad 21.5 VA
  • Sweetcorn & Capsicum Quesadilla
  • black beans, edamame, red onion, mozzarella, jalapeño salsa,sour cream 20.5 VA
  • Vegetarian Pizza
  • corn, red onion, pepper, beetroot,mushroom, mozzarella 22.9 VA | GLUTEN FREE BASE ADD 4.0
  • Margherita Pizza
  • cherry tomato, parmesan, fresh basil 21.5 VA | GLUTEN FREE BASE ADD 4.0
  • Penne Pasta
  • baby spinach, mushroom, red pepper,sweetcorn & white wine cream sauce 23.5
  • Penne Arrabbiata
  • sundried tomato, Kalamata olives, spicy tomato sauce, basil, parmesan 20.5
  • Fried Tofu
  • ginger BBQ sauce, peanut sambal, kimchi slaw, chilli aioli 20.5 VA
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  • SIDES
  • Chunky Fries
  • 6.0
  • Hand Cut Fries
  • garlic chilli salt 9.0
  • Onion Rings
  • 6.0
  • Creamy Ranch Slaw
  • 6.0
  • Mac n' Cheese
  • 9.0
  • Tossed Salad
  • mixed sprouts, pumpkin seeds,lemon herb dressing 6.0
  • Asian Greens
  • oyster sauce, ginger 9.0
  • Sautéed Mushrooms
  • shaved parmesan 9.0 VA
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  • DESSERT
  • 12.5 each
  • 'Burger & Chips'
  • chewy caramel cookies, vanilla bean ice cream,chocolate sauce, churros
  • Buttermilk Waffles
  • toasted pecans,butterscotch sauce, caramelised banana, whipped cream
  • Berry Sorbet
  • toasted almonds, blueberries V
  • Whittaker's Mocha Chocolate Mousse
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream, Milk Duds, coconut sugar
  • S'mores Dessert Pizza
  • Oreo cookie crush, Nutella, marshmallows, milk chocolate & raspberry swirl
  • Available Monday - Thursday till 3pm
  • BLT
  • ricotta cheese, buttered panini, fries or salad 15.5
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadilla
  • red pepper, corn, onion, black beans, mozzarella, jalapeño salsa, sour cream 15.5
  • Lemongrass Chicken Penang Curry
  • roti canai, babycorn, spring onion, chilli 15.5
  • Fried Tofu
  • ginger BBQ sauce, peanut sambal, kimchi slaw, chilli aioli 15.5
  • Crispy Fried Squid Salad
  • mixed leaves, red onion, tomato, chickpeas, lemon herb dressing 15.5
  • Penne Arrabbiata
  • sundried tomato, chicken, kalamata olives, spicy tomato sauce, basil, parmesan 15.5
  • Free Range Quarter Roast Chicken
  • plain OR Jamaican jerk basted or peri-peri basted, thyme jus, polenta chips 15.5
  • The Classic Burger
  • Angus patty, fried egg, mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, beetroot relish, brioche bun 17.5
  • Fried Buttermilk Chicken Burger
  • chipotle BBQ sauce,ranch slaw, brioche bun 17.5
  • Veggie Burger
  • vegan patty, capsicum chutney, mozzarella, battered onion rings, lettuce,tomato, aioli, brioche bun 17.5
  • Thai Beef Salad
  • mixed leaves, cucumber, sprouts, carrots, peanuts, crispy fried noodles, Thai chilli dressing 17.5
  • Margherita Pizza
  • parmesan, cherry tomato, fresh basil 17.5
  • BEER & CIDER
  • Tap Beer
  • Heineken / Tiger / Export Gold / Export 33
  • Monteith's - Golden / Original / Radler / Beacon Pilsner / Pointers Pale Ale / Batch Brewed American Pale Ale / Batch Brewed Guest Tap
  • Pure Craft on Tap
  • Lagunitas Guest Tap / Tuatara Guest Tap / Black Dog Experimental Brews / Rotating Guest Tap
  • Tap Cider
  • Monteith’s Crushed Apple
  • Bottled Beers
  • Heineken / Sol / Desperados / Tiger Crystal / Monteith’s Black Beer / Monteith’s Brewers Series range / Heineken Light
  • Light Beers
  • BOTTLE - Export Citrus Range 2.0% / Monteith’s Lightly Crushed Apple Cider 2.8% / Heineken Light / Heineken 0.0% / Export Citrus / Export Citrus Range
  • Bottled Cider
  • Rekorderlig range/ Monteith’s Crushed Pear Cider
  • COCKTAILS
  • Dorothy's Slipper
  • The Botanist Gin, Finest Call lemon sour, topped with Old Mout Boysencider 18.0
  • Shoreditch Martini
  • City of London Gin, De Kuyper crème decacao, macadamia syrup, kaffir lime leaves 17.0
  • Sparrow's Dream
  • Kraken Rum, Cointreau, lemon, sugar syrup, egg white 18.0
  • Berry Blush
  • Vladavir Vodka, limoncello, sugar syrup,strawberries, raspberries 17.0
  • Mojito
  • Santiago de Cuba Carta Blanca Rum, sugar syrup,mint, lime ELDERFLOWER | RASPBERRY | STRAWBERRY | PEACH 17.0 |CLASSIC 16.0
  • Apple Pie
  • Absolut Vanilia, Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire,apple juice 18.0
  • Jalapeno Margarita
  • El Jimador Reposada Tequila,De Kuyper triple sec, sugar syrup, lime, jalapeño 18.0
  • Turkish Delight
  • Chambord, Baileys, De Kuyper crème decacao white, coconut cream, dairy free ice cream 18.0
  • The Betty Boop
  • Scapegrace Gin, peach nectar, sugar syrup,soda, egg white 18.0
  • Spring Splash
  • Absolut Citron, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, limoncello, lemon 18.0
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  • COUNTERFEIT COCKTAILS
  • Apple Mojito
  • Apple juice, mint, lime & sugar syrup
  • Raspberry & Strawberry Daiquiri
  • Strawberries, raspberries, cranberry juice &sugar syrup
  • Cinderella
  • Orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice,grenadine & ginger ale
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  • NON-ALCOHOLIC
  • Juice
  • Apple, Pineapple, Orange, Cranberry, Tomato, Grapefruit, MOST organic juice range
  • Soft Drinks
  • Coke, Diet Coke, L&P, Sprite, Schweppes Range, Red Bull, Red Bull Sugar-Free
  • Iced Coffee
  • (Served with whipped cream) Mocha, Chocolate, Coffee
  • Coffee
  • Flat White / Cappuccino / Long Black / Chai Latte / Latte / Short Black / Macchiato / Americano / Mochaccino / Hot Chocolate
  • Tea
  • English Breakfast / Earl Grey / Peppermint / Green
  • Champagne
  • G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge / Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut
  • Sparkling
  • Deutz Marlborough Cuvee / Veuve Du Vernay Brut Rose / Brancott Estate Brut Cuvee / Brancott Estate Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc / La Gioiosa Prosecco NV
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Straw Island / Square Mile / Thornbury / Villa Maria Reserve / Man'O'War / Tohu / Stoneleigh Rapaura / Peter Yealands Lighter Alcohol
  • Chardonnay
  • Straw Island / Montana Festival Block / Kumeu Village / Kono / Te Awa / Sebastiani
  • Aromatics
  • Straw Island PG / Montana Festival Block PG / Babydoll PG / Mud House / Man O' War Estate PG / Tohu PG / Peter Yealands Riesling
  • Rosé
  • Straw Island / Good Company / Left Field / Stoneleigh Latitude / Aronui / Madam Sass / Stoneleigh Lighter
  • Pinot Noir
  • The Grayling / Stoneleigh Wild Valley / Babydoll / Thornbury / Montana Reserve / Rua
  • Shiraz / Syrah
  • Wine Men Of Gotham Shiraz / Mt Pleasant Home Paddock / Brookfields Back Block Syrah / Tohu Syrah / Babich Syrah
  • Other Reds
  • Straw Island Merlot / Montana Festival Block / Merlot Cabernet / Tempus Two Silver Series Merlot / Crossroad Milestone Merlot / St. Hallett Gamekeepers Reserve Cab Sauv / Red Knot GSM
 
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