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The Elephant Wrestler

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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

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Gastropub, Takapuna

The Elephant Wrestler

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

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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 - 6pm

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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  • STARTERS
  • Cheesy Garlic 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
  • Fries
  • aioli (v) 9.0
  • Crispy Onion Rings
  • secret sauce (v) 9.5
  • Cos Leaves
  • house dressing, parmesan (v,gf) 9.5
  • Seasonal Veggies
  • garlic butter (v,gf) 9.5
  • MAINS
  • 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
  • Chicken Rendang 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
  • Classic Caesar
  • crispy bacon, baby cos, crushed croutons, egg, anchovy aioli 19.5 ADD chicken 6.0
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  • PIZZA
  • gluten friendly base +3.0, dairy free cheese +3.0
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rendang 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
  • DESSERT
  • Vanilla Brûlée
  • (gf) 13.0
  • Ice Cream Sundae
  • 13.0
  • Chocolate Brownie Slice
  • chocolate ice cream, caramel (gfa) 13.0
  • MAINS
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • ice cream, chocolate sauce (gfa) 7.0
  • Ice Cream Sundae
  • 7.0
  • BEER & CIDER
  • Tap Beer
  • Heineken / Heineken Light / Tiger / Export Gold / Export 33
  • MONTEITH’S - Golden Lager / Original Ale / Radler Bier / Beacon Pilsner / Pointers Pale Ale / Pheonix IPA / Patriot APA
  • Craft On Tap
  • Lagunitas IPA / Black Dog Dogfather APA / Tuatara Pilsner / Tuatara Hazy Pale Ale / Rotating Guest Tap
  • Tap Cider
  • Monteith’s Crushed Apple
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  • Bottled Beers
  • Heineken / Tiger Crystal / Sol / Monteith’s Black Beer / Monteith’s Brewer’s Series Range
  • Lower Alcohol
  • Heineken 0.0% / Heineken Light 2.5% / Export Citrus 0.0% / Export Citrus Lemon | Grapefruit | Lime & Ginger 2.0% / Monteith’s Lightly Crushed Apple Cider
  • Other
  • Rekorderlig Strawberry & Lime Cider / Monteith’s Crushed Pear Cider / Monteith’s Dark Fruit Cider / Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
  • COCKTAILS
  • Espresso Martini
  • Kahlua, Absolut Vanilia Vodka, coffee, sugar 19.0
  • Mojito
  • Santiago de Cuba Carta Blanca Rum, lime juice, soda, CLASSIC | KIWIFRUIT | STRAWBERRY | PASSIONFRUIT | ELDERFLOWER | PEACH 17.0
  • Long Island
  • Cointreau, Vladivar Vodka, City of London Gin, Pepe Lopez Tequila, Santiago de Cuba Carta Blanca Rum, lemon juice, sugar 18.0
  • Pineapple Margarita
  • El Jimador Reposado Tequila, De Kuyper Pineapple Liqueur, lime juice, pineapple juice, chilli salt rim 17.0
  • Pink Gin Fizz
  • Beefeater Pink Gin, lemon juice, sugar, soda 17.0
  • Passionfruit Caipiroska
  • Absolut Citron Vodka, Limoncello, passionfruit syrup, lemon juice, soda 18.0
  • Sour
  • Whyte & Mackay Whiskey OR Galliano Amaretto, lemon juice, sugar, egg white, bitters 18.0
  • Negroni
  • Scapegrace Gin, Peychaud’s Aperitivo, sweet vermouth 17.0
  • Mango Punch
  • Santiago de Cuba Añejo Rum, De Kuyper Mango Liqueur, apple juice, lemon juice, lemonade 18.0
  • Toblerone
  • Kahlua, Baileys, Frangelico, De Kuyper Crème de Cacao, milk 17.0 DAIRY FREE option available ADD 1.0
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  • COUNTERFEIT COCKTAILS
  • Glass 10.0 / 1L Carafe 20.0
  • The Wrestlers Mule
  • ginger beer, lime, mint leaves, sugar
  • Elephants Potion
  • cranberry juice, pineapple juice, soda, grenadine
  • Lyre's Premium 0.0% Spirit Prohibition Cocktails
  • NOJITO - Lyre’s 0.0% White Cane Spirit, lime juice, sugar, soda,mint leaves 17.0 | ESPRESSO NOTINI - Lyre’s 0.0% Coffee Liqueur, macadamia syrup, coffee, sugar 19.0
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  • NON-ALCOHOLIC
  • Beer
  • Heineken 0.0%, Export Citrus 0.0%
  • Soft Drinks
  • Coke, Diet Coke, Ginger Beer, Ginger Ale, Lemonade, Tonic | Glass 4.2 | Pint 6.5
  • Schweppes Ginger Beer, Red Bull, Red Bull Sugar Free | 6.7
  • Juice
  • Apple, Pineapple, Orange, Cranberry, Tomato | Glass 5.0 | Pint 7.0
  • Most Organic Juice
  • Apple, Apple & Feijoa, Apple & Peach, Apple & Blackcurrant 6.0
  • Water
  • Antipodes Still/Sparkling | 500ML 6.5 | 1L 11.5
  • Iced Coffee
  • (Served with whipped cream) Mocha, Chocolate, Coffee 8.0
  • Coffee
  • Flat White, Long Black, Short Black,Cappuccino, Mochaccino, Americano, Latte, Hot Chocolate, Macchiato
  • Tea
  • English Breakfast / Earl Grey / Peppermint / Green
  • Champagne
  • Mumm Grand Cordon
  • Sparkling
  • Deutz Marlborough Cuvee / Jacob's Creek Reserve Sparkling Prosecco / Brancott Estate Brut Cuvee / Henkell Trocken Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Straw Island / Square Mile / Spy Valley / Awatere River / Thornbury / Peter Yealands Lighter 9.5%
  • Chardonnay
  • Straw Island / Montana Festival Block / Jackson Estate Shelter Belt / Anna's Way / Left Field
  • Pinot Gris
  • Straw Island / The Grayling / Man O' War Estate / Babydoll / Villa Maria Cellar Estate / Brancott Estate Flight Lighter 9%
  • Rosé
  • Straw Island / Good Company / Jacob's Creek Le Petit / Wild Grace / Villa Maria Private Bin / Stoneleigh Lighter 9.5%
  • Pinot Noir
  • The Grayling / Babydoll / Left Field / Rua / Wild Grace
  • Shiraz / Syrah
  • Jacob's Creek Shiraz / Mojo Shiraz / Greyrock Te Koru Syrah / Brookfields Back Block Syrah
  • Other Reds
  • Straw Island Merlot / Crossroad Milestone Merlot / Montana Festival Block Merlot Cabernet / Sileni Reserve Cabernet Franc Merlot / St Hallett Gamekeeper Reserve S.G.T
 

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