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The Elephant Wrestler

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Gastropub, Takapuna

The Elephant Wrestler

Your larger than life local

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Gastropub, Takapuna

The Elephant Wrestler

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Gastropub, Takapuna

The Elephant Wrestler

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It’s Time to Experience Joy, Again

The Elephant Wrestler

It’s time Auckland. To feel the atmosphere you can’t get at home. To taste the delight of a meal with friends. To see a spark in the eye of a newfound flame. To hear the buzz of conversation spoken over a drink. To live the celebration of occasions missed

BOOK NOW

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 & Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 3pm - 9pm
  • Thursday - Sunday: 12pm - late

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 14.9 V/GFA +3.0
  • SALT & PEPPER SQUID
  • sesame & chilli salt, aioli 17.5 GFA
  • BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN
  • bloody Mary aioli 18.5
  • PORK & CHIVE DUMPLINGS
  • ponzu (6) 13.5
  • MAC ‘N CHEESE BITES
  • Napoli sauce, feta crumbs 15.9 V
  • LOADED FRIES
  • cheese, gravy 15.5 GF
  • PORK BELLY BITES
  • ginger caramel, chilli, peanuts, kaffir lime 17.5 GFA
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  • SIDES
  • -
  • FRIES
  • aioli 9.0 V/GFA
  • CRISPY ONION RINGS
  • secret sauce 9.5 V
  • SEASONAL VEGGIES
  • garlic butter 9.5 V/GF
  • MIXED LEAF SALAD
  • tomato, carrot, sprouts, crispy fried shallots, house dressing 9.5 V/GF
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  • MAINS
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  • COCONUT CHICKEN CURRY
  • jasmine rice, roti 26.5
  • MASTER STOCK PORK BELLY
  • coconut rice, greens, chilli, crispy onion 29.5 GFA
  • 12 HOUR BEEF BRISKET
  • crushed potato, seasonal greens, red chimichurri 33.5 GF
  • FISH & CHIPS
  • tartare sauce, lemon 27.0 GFA
  • SEARED SALMON
  • prawn couscous, beetroot, kale 35.5
  • 300G SIRLOIN STEAK & CHIPS
  • roast garlic & herb butter, salad, jus 39.5 GF
  • LOADED BEEF BURGER
  • wagyu beef pattie, onion rings, pickles, cheese, lettuce, tomato, fries 26.5 GF BUN +3.0
  • CREAMY CHICKEN PENNE
  • bacon, mushroom, onions 24.5
  • FRIED CHICKEN BURGER
  • bacon, pickles, ranch dressing, fries 24.5 GF BUN +3.0
  • CLASSIC CAESAR
  • crispy bacon, baby cos, egg, crushed croutons, anchovies, anchovy aioli 19.5 GFA | ADD chicken 6.0
  • STICKY BEEF BOWL
  • rice vermicelli, mesclun, sprouts, crushed peanuts, chilli dressing 26.5 GFA
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  • $20 PUB FAVOURITES
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  • MUSSEL FRITTER BURGER
  • brioche bun, tartare sauce, fries
  • FRIED CHICKEN HAWKER ROLL
  • chilli, sprouts, fries
  • CHILLI BEEF NACHOS
  • black beans, cheese, sour cream, jalapeños GF
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  • PIZZA
  • gluten friendly base +3.0
  • -
  • MARGHERITA
  • fresh mozzarella, cherry tomato, basil 22.9 V
  • PEPPERONI
  • Italian salami, spicy pepperoni 24.9
  • MEATLOVERS
  • bacon, salami, pepperoni, chorizo, BBQ sauce 26.9
  • CHICKEN & BRIE
  • rocket, cranberry sauce 25.9
  • HAWAIIAN
  • bacon, pineapple 22.9
  • VERDE
  • broccoli, zucchini, pesto, Parmesan, pine nuts, 23.5 V
  • POTATO & ROSEMARY
  • fresh mozzarella, confit garlic, cream, olive oil 22.9 V ADD chicken 4.0
  • GF BASE +3.0
  • * * *
  • VEGAN & VEGGIE ALL STARS
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  • MAC ‘N CHEESE BITES
  • Napoli sauce, feta crumbs 15.9 V
  • SHIITAKE MUSHROOM DUMPLING
  • ponzu (6) 14.5
  • CHARRED BROCCOLINI & COURGETTE
  • balsamic glaze, pumpkin seed, feta 15.5 A/GF
  • VEGGIE BURGER
  • black bean pattie, pickles, lettuce, tomato, relish, fries 24.5 V/GFA +3.0
  • STICKY TOFU VERMICELLI SALAD
  • mesclun, sprouts, crushed peanut, chilli dressing 25.9 /GFA
  • POTATO & TOFU COCONUT CURRY
  • jasmine rice, roti 26.5 /GFA
  • PENNE PEPERONATA
  • charred pepper, sundried tomato, oregano, spinach 23.9
  • PULLED JACKFRUIT HAWKER ROLL
  • peanut, sprouts, chilli, fries 20.0
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  • DESSERT
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  • CHOCOLATE POT
  • brownie wafers, hazelnut 13.5 GF
  • S’MORES COOKIE SKILLET
  • marshmallow, chocolate sauce, ice cream 13.5
  • STICKY DATE PUDDING
  • salted caramel, vanilla bean ice cream 13.5
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  • MAINS
  • -
  • FRIED CHICKEN
  • fries, dipping sauce 12.5
  • PORK & CHIVE DUMPLINGS
  • ponzu (6) 13.5
  • MAC ‘N CHEESE BITES
  • Napoli sauce, feta crumb 13.5 V
  • FISH & CHIPS
  • tartare sauce 12.5 GFA
  • CHEESEBURGER
  • beef pattie, cheese, fries 13.5
  • CHICKEN & VEGGIES
  • grilled chicken, jus 14.5 GF
  • CREAMY CHICKEN PENNE
  • bacon, mushroom, onions 13.5 VA
  • LOADED FRIES
  • cheese, gravy 10.5
  • FRIES
  • tomato sauce 9.0 V
  • * * *
  • DESSERT
  • -
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • ice cream, chocolate sauce (gfa) 7.0
  • Ice Cream Sundae
  • 7.0
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  • Kids Value Meal
  • kids main, dessert & drink (juice or soft drink) 18.5
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  • Please click the 'Download Menu' button above to see our beverage menu
 

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