Gastropub, Takapuna

The Elephant Wrestler

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The Elephant Wrestler

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Gastropub, Takapuna

The Elephant Wrestler

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Gastropub, Takapuna

The Elephant Wrestler

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Gastropub, Takapuna

The Elephant Wrestler

Your larger than life local

Book a table here

Gastropub, Takapuna

The Elephant Wrestler

From rugby to UFC, catch your favourite sports live & loud

Book your spot here
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  • 138 Hurstmere Road
  • Takapuna
  • Auckland
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  • (09) 489 8030
  • Hours
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday - Wednesday: 3pm - 10pm
  • Thursday - Saturday: 12pm - late
  • Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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.

Food Grade - A

Menu

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  • STARTERS
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  • Cheesy Pizza Bread
  • garlic (V, GFA+3.0) 14.5
  • Salt & Pepper Squid
  • aioli 16.5
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • dipping sauce 17.5
  • Pork Belly Bites
  • ginger caramel, chilli, peanuts, kaffir lime (GFA) 16.5
  • Pork & Chive Dumplings
  • ponzu (6) 13.5
  • Prawn & Pork Belly Hawker Roll
  • chilli, roti, sriracha mayo 17.5
  • Loaded Fries
  • chilli con carne, cheese (GF) 15.9
  • The Elephant Sharing Board
  • salt & pepper squid, pork & chive dumplings, buttermilk fried chicken, cheesy garlic pizza bread 48.0
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  • SIDES
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  • Fries
  • aioli (v) 9.0
  • Crispy Onion Rings
  • secret sauce (v) 9.5
  • Mixed Leaf Salad
  • house dressing, parmesan (v,gf) 9.5
  • Seasonal Veggies
  • garlic butter (v,gf) 9.5
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  • MAINS
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  • Beef Burger
  • onion rings, pickles, cheese, lettuce, tomato, fries (GFA+3.0) 25.9
  • Fried Chicken Burger
  • bacon, pickles, ranch dressing, fries (GFA+3.0) 25.9
  • 300g Sirloin Steak & Chips
  • roast garlic & herb butter, jus (GF) 35.5
  • Fish & Chips
  • tartare sauce, lemon 24.5
  • Master Stock Pork Belly
  • coconut rice, greens, chilli, crispy onions 28.9
  • Creamy Chicken Penne
  • bacon, mushroom, onions 23.9
  • Classic Caesar
  • crispy bacon, baby cos, crushed croutons, egg, anchovy aioli 19.5 ADD chicken 6.0
  • Pork Jungle Curry
  • chilli, fried onion, curry leaf, spring onion, roti (GFA) 26.5
  • Pan Roasted Fish
  • prawn & herb risotto, crème fraiche (GF) 33.5
  • Falafel Bowl
  • roasted cauliflower, saffron rice, kale, fried chickpea, sunflower seeds, tahini dressing (V, GF) 23.9 ADD chicken 6.0
  • Sticky Beef Bowl
  • rice vermicelli, mesclun, charred broccolini, sprouts peanuts, chilli dressing 25.9 GF/VGA
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  • PIZZA
  • gluten friendly base +3.0, dairy free cheese +3.0
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  • Margherita
  • fresh mozzarella, cherry tomato, basil (V) 22.9
  • Pepperoni
  • Italian salami, spicy pepperoni 24.5
  • Meat Lovers
  • bacon, salami, pepperoni, chorizo, BBQ sauce 25.9
  • Chicken & Bacon
  • onion, capsicum, baby spinach, ranch dressing 24.5
  • Prawn & Chilli
  • prawn cutlets, fresh chilli 25.9
  • Bolognese
  • 4-hour beef & pork bolognese, parmesan 24.5
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  • VEGAN & VEGGIE
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  • Cauliflower Popcorn
  • spicy salt (VGA,GFA) 15.5
  • Charred Broccolini & Courgette
  • sunflower seeds, tahini dressing (VG,GF) 16.5
  • Vegan Burger
  • vegan pattie, onion rings, tomato relish, lettuce, fries (VG,GFA+3.0) 23.9
  • Mushroom Risotto
  • arborio rice, mushrooms, herbs, mascarpone (V,GF) 23.9
  • Jungle Curry
  • tofu, broccoli, roti canai, coconut rice (VG,GFA) 23.9
  • Falafel Bowl
  • roasted cauliflower, saffron rice, kale, fried chickpea, sunflower seeds, tahini dressing (VG,GF) 23.9
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  • DESSERT
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  • Vanilla Brûlée
  • (gf) 13.0
  • Ice Cream Sundae
  • 13.0
  • Chocolate Brownie Slice
  • chocolate ice cream, caramel (gfa) 13.0
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  • MAINS
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  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • fries, dipping sauce 12.5
  • Pork & Chive Dumplings
  • ponzu (4) 12.5
  • Fish & Chips
  • tartare sauce (gfa) 12.5
  • Cheeseburger
  • beef pattie, cheese, fries 13.5
  • Creamy Chicken Penne
  • bacon, mushroom, onions 13.5
  • Chicken & Vegetables
  • grilled chicken, jus 13.5
  • Loaded Fries
  • cheese, gravy 10.5
  • Falafel
  • fries (v) 12.5
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  • PIZZA
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  • Margherita Pizza
  • fresh mozzarella, cherry tomato, basil (v) 12.5
  • Pepperoni Pizza
  • italian salami, pepperoni 12.5
  • Ham & Cheese Pizza
  • 12.5
  • Cheese Pizza
  • (v) 12.5
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  • DESSERT
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  • Chocolate Brownie
  • ice cream, chocolate sauce (gfa) 7.0
  • Ice Cream Sundae
  • 7.0
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  • Please click the 'Download Menu' button above to see our beverage menu
 
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