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, head joybringer at The Elephant Wrestler.

Menu

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  • GETTING STARTED
  • House Loaf
  • butternut hummus, EVOO, almond dukkah 11.9
  • Jalapeno Hush Puppies
  • hot adobo chilli dipping sauce, sour cream 12.5
  • Chicken Corn & Capsicum Fritters
  • dorito crumbed, jalapeno salsa, ranch dressing 13.9
  • Beef Brisket Sliders
  • mini bagels, cheddar, pickles, pepper sauce 14.9
  • Spicy Chicken Wings
  • blue cheese dressing, carrot, celery 500gm 19.9 | 1kg 36.9
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  • DRAGON BABIES
  • Salt N' Pink Pepper Squid
  • chilli jam mayo, pickled carrot & daikon radish
  • Pan-Fried Pork & Chive Dumpling
  • jeaw tamarind dressing 1/2 dozen 12.5 | dozen 20.5
  • Crispy Pork Belly Bites
  • ginger caramel, chilli, peanut kaffir lime 14.9
  • Coconut Chicken
  • green chilli, crispy shallots, coriander, spring onion 15.5
  • Popcorn Prawns
  • curry leaves. spicy mayo 16.9
  • Seared Beef
  • ponzu sauce, crispy garlic flakes, green onions 16.5
  • Slow Cooked Beef Cheek Madras
  • charred greens, peanuts, spring onions, naan bread 28.9
  • SHARING BOARDS
  • The Wrestler
  • Salt & five spiced squid / chicken croquettes / chipotle chilli pulled pork / spiced onion & cauliflower fritters 46.9
  • The Elephant
  • Salt & five spiced squid / chicken croquettes / chipotle chilli pulled pork / spiced onion & cauliflower fritters / spicy chicken wings / cheeseburger spring roll / hot smoked salmon / crispy pork belly bites 89.9
  • The Meat Board
  • Chicken croquettes, piccalilli mayo, watercress / BBQ baby back ribs, corn bread, adobo chilli sauce / beef brisket, beetroot kraut, beer mustard / harissa lamb shoulder, almond dukkah, Moroccan yoghurt 89.0
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  • SIDES
  • Chunky Fries
  • 9.0
  • Onion Rings
  • 6.0
  • Crispy Duck Fat Agria Potato
  • 6.0
  • Creamy Ranch Slaw
  • 6.0
  • Sauteed Green Beans
  • cumin salt 9.0
  • Tossed Salad
  • mixed sprouts, pumpkin seeds, balsamic dressing 6.0
  • Mac'N'Cheese
  • 6.0
  • PUB ALL-STARS MAIN EVENT
  • Free Range Roast Chicken
  • plain OR Jamaican jerk basted OR peri peri basted, thyme jus, polenta chips whole 39.9 | half 25.5 | quarter 15.5
  • Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder
  • sumac & mint yoghurt, almond dukkah, green beans, harissa jus 27.5
  • Cajun Seasoned Market Fish
  • chorizo & cherry tomato succotash, dill creme fraiche, charred lime 30.9
  • Grilled 180G Black Star Eye Fillet
  • pumpkin mash, charred broccoli, truffled mushroom butter, jus 34.9
  • Steak, Egg N' Chips
  • 250g grilled Awhi farms New York strip steak, fries, fried egg, onion rings, jus 29.9
  • Crispy Pork Belly
  • pumpkin mash, charred broccoli, truffled mushroom butter, jus 34.9
  • Breaded Pork Parmigiana
  • Italian tomato sauce, mozzarella, fries, tossed leaf salad 26.5
  • Fettuccini Carbonara
  • mushroom, bacon, chicken, parmesan & white wine cream sauce 23.5
  • BBQ St Louis Ribs
  • jalapeno hush puppies, hot adobo chilli sauce 500g 26.5 | 700g 34.9
  • Wrassler Fish N' Chips
  • beer battered OR panko crumbed, coleslaw, tartare sauce, lemon 22.5
  • BURGERS
  • All served with fries OR a tossed salad 21.5 each
  • The Classic
  • Angus beef patty, mozzarella, fried egg, beetroot relish, tomato, lettuce, brioche bun
  • Southern Fried Chicken
  • crumbed chicken thigh, chipotle BBQ sauce, ranch slaw, bap bun
  • Chopped Beef Brisket
  • Emmental cheese, pickles, beetroot kraut, beer mustard, bap bun
  • Veggie
  • vegan patty, capsicum chutney, mozzarella, battered onion rings, lettuce, tomato, aioli, brioche bun
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  • SALADS
  • Slow Roast Lamb & Quinoa
  • smoked beetroot, butter beans, edamame, baby spinach, honey puffed wheat, red wine vinaigrette 25.5
  • Thai Beef
  • mixed leaves, cucumber, sprouts, carrots, peanuts, crispy fried noodles, Thai chilli dressing
  • Chicken Cobb
  • crumbed chicken thigh, iceberg lettuce, watercress, cherry tomato, egg, blue cheese, sweet corn, garlic & avocado dressing 25.5
  • Black Rice & Carrot
  • mixed leaves, beans, green mango, coconut chips, crispy shallots, ginger lime dressing 19.5 WITH popcorn prawns 25.5
  • WRESTLER PIZZA
  • all pizzas available on a hand-pulled pizza base
  • Margherita
  • cherry tomato, parmesan, fresh basil 20.5
  • Meat Overload
  • salami, pepperoni, bacon, chorizo, BBQ sauce 23.9
  • Shredded Pork
  • corn kennel, pineapple, red pepper, jalapeno, tortilla crisps, chipotle aioli 21.9
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • onion, sliced pepper, peanuts, baby spinach, cumin & mint yoghurt 22.9
  • Pulled Lamb
  • olives, feta, beetroot, mushroom, rocket, rosemary aioli 22.9
  • Chef's Pizza
  • please ask your waiter for today's special 22.9
  • Moroccan Ground Lamb Garlic Flat Bread
  • sumac & yoghurt, butternut hummus, pine nuts, dates 21.5
  • DESSERT
  • Cherry Clafoutis
  • toasted almond, amaretto shot, reduced cream
  • New York Baked Cheesecake
  • blueberries, pistachio crumb, mango coulis
  • Strawberries & Cream Pot
  • meringue, crumbed shortbread cookie, poached rhubarb
  • Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake
  • white chocolate ganache, raspberry sauce, vanilla bean ice cream, hazelnut praline
  • MAINS
  • Fish & Chips
  • battered, crumbed OR grilled, fries, ketchup 12.5
  • Cheeseburger
  • brioche bun, lettuce, tomato, aioli, oven roasted potato OR fries 12.5
  • Free Range Roast Chicken
  • dirty rice, maple carrots, gravy 12.5
  • BBQ Baby Back Ribs
  • coleslaw, oven roasted potato OR fries 12.5
  • Pulled Pork Steam Bun
  • mixed sprouts, stir-fried vegetables 12.5
  • Kids Pizza
  • all flavours from the main menu available 12.5
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  • DESSERT
  • Kid’s Sundae
  • vanilla ice cream, raspberry & mango sauce, Oreo cookie crumbs, chocolate buttons, wafer 7.0
  • House-Made Fruit & Nut Chocolate Wedge
  • Mini Donuts
  • whipped cream, chocolate sauce 7.0
  • Big Nose Jack
  • vanilla ice cream, waffle cone, marshmallow, raspberry sauce, white chocolate crumbs 7.0
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Hershey’s chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles 7.0
  • ALL EXPRESS MENU ITEMS 15.0 EACH
  • all burgers available on gluten-free bun add 3.5
  • Wrassler Fish'N'Chips
  • tempura battered OR panko crumbed, coleslaw, tartare sauce lemon
  • Free Range Roast Chicken Quarter
  • plain OR Jamaican jerk basted OR peri peri basted, thyme jus, polenta chips
  • The Classic Burger
  • 180g Angus beef patty, mozzarella, fried egg, beetroot relish, tomato, lettuce, brioche bun
  • Chopped Beef Brisket Burger
  • emmental cheese, pickles, beetroot kraut, beer mustard, bap bun
  • Southern Fried Chicken Burger
  • crumbed chicken thigh, chipotle BBQ sauce, ranch slaw, bap bun
  • Veggie Burger
  • vegan patty, capsicum chutney, mozzarella, battered onion rings, lettuce, tomato, ailoi
  • Moroccan Ground Lamb Garlic Flat Bread
  • sumac & mint yoghurt, butternut hummus, pine nuts, dates
  • Fettuccine Carbonara
  • mushroom, bacon, chicken, parmesan & white wine cream sauce
  • Thai Beef Salad
  • mixed leaves, cucumber, sprouts, carrots, peanuts, crispy fried noodles, Thai chilli dressing
  • Chicken Cobb Salad
  • crumbed chicken thigh, iceberg lettuce, watercress, cherry tomato, egg, blue cheese, sweet corn & garlic avocado dressing
  • WRESTLER PIZZA
  • all pizzas available on a gluten free base add 3.5
  • Magherita
  • cherry tomato, parmesan, fresh basil
  • Meat Overload
  • salami, pepperoni, bacon, chorizo, BBQ sauce
  • Shredded Pork
  • corn kernel, pineapple, red pepper, jalapeno, tortilla crisps, chipotle aioli
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • onion, sliced pepper, peanuts, baby spinach, cumin & mint yoghurt
  • Pulled Lamb
  • olives, feta, beetroot, mushroom, rocket, rosemary aioli
  • Chef's Pizza
  • please ask your waiter for today's special
  • The Wrestler Social Kitchen Banquet Menu
  • for 4 or more people
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  • ENTREE
  • Wrestler Sharing Board
  • 7.0pp
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  • MAINS
  • 29.5pp
  • Roast Chicken
  • polenta chips, thyme jus
  • BBQ St Louis Ribs
  • jalapeno hush puppies, adobo chilli mopping sauce
  • 12-Hour Southern Spiced Beef Brisket
  • beer mustard, bread & butter pickles
  • Slow Roast Harissa Lamb
  • Moroccan yoghurt, dukkah
  • Unlimited Fries & Tossed Green Leaf Yoghurt
  • for the table -included with mains
  • DESSERT
  • 7.0pp
  • Marbled Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bark
  • Mini Cinnamon Donuts
  • Hershey's chocolate sauce, whipped cream
  • Dulce De Leche & Baileys Creme Tartlets
  • meringue, crumbled shortbread cookie, poached rhubarb.
  • Strawberries & Cream Pot
  • meringue, crumbled shortbread cookie, poached rhubarb
  • 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
  • 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 / Kemeu 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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