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
  • Garlic Pizza Bread
  • mozzarella 12.5
  • House-Made Falafel
  • turmeric & tahini yoghurt, pomegranate syrup, dukkah 13.9
  • Southern Fried Buttermilk Chicken
  • Frank’s Hot Sauce, ranch dressing 15.5
  • Salt & Pepper Squid
  • romesco sauce 16.5
  • Spicy Chicken Wings
  • blue cheese dressing 1 doz 21.9
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  • DRAGON BABIES
  • Pan-Fried Pork & Chive Dumplings
  • jeaw tamarind dressing ½ doz 13.5
  • Crispy Pork Belly Bites
  • ginger caramel, chilli, peanuts, kaffir lime 16.5
  • Coconut Chicken
  • chilli, coriander 16.5
  • Korean Fried Cauliflower & Zucchini
  • chilli ketchup, sesame 14.5
  • Popcorn Prawns
  • curry leaves, spicy mayo 16.9
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  • SHARING BOARDS
  • The Elephant
  • crispy fried squid, pork belly bites, pork & chive dumplings, southern fried buttermilk chicken 48.9
  • The Wrestler
  • crispy fried squid, pork belly bites, pork & chive dumplings, southern fried buttermilk chicken, polenta chips, falafel bites, spicy chicken wings, garlic pizza bread 89.9
  • The Ring
  • ¼ roast chicken with polenta chips & thyme gravy, 500gm BBQ St Louis ribs with grilled corn cob & adobo chilli sauce, 300gm beef brisket with wholegrain mustard, 300gm harissa lamb shoulder with dukkah, turmeric & tahini yoghurt, plus any two sides 89.9
  • PUB ALL STARS
  • Free Range Roast Chicken
  • classic OR Jamaican jerk OR peri peri, polenta chips 1/2 26.9 | 1/4 15.5
  • Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder
  • agria & pumpkin gratin, dukkah, turmeric & tahini yoghurt 31.5
  • Pan-Fried Market Fish
  • basil pesto risotto, cherry tomatoes, chilli & lime crème fraîche, pine nuts 29.9
  • 200gm Grilled Beef Scotch Fillet
  • agria & pumpkin gratin, charred broccolini, caramelised onion butter 32.9
  • Steak, Egg n' Chips
  • 250gm New York strip steak, hand-cut fries, fried egg, thyme jus 29.9
  • Twice-Cooked Crispy Pork Belly
  • cauliflower cashew purée, cider braised vege medley 31.5
  • Fettuccini Carbonara
  • chicken, bacon, mushroom, parmesan, white wine cream sauce 24.5
  • 500gm BBQ St Louis Ribs
  • grilled corn cob, adobo chilli sauce 28.9
  • Battered Fish & Chips
  • tartare sauce 22.9
  • Massaman Beef Brisket Curry
  • roti canai, coconut rice, sambal, peanuts 28.5
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  • BUNS & MORE
  • All served with chunky fries OR tossed salad | Gluten Free Bun ADD 4.0
  • Classic Beef Burger
  • mozzarella, fried egg, pickles, beetroot relish 24.5
  • Southern Fried Buttermilk Chicken Burger
  • BBQ sauce, chipotle maple bacon, ranch slaw 24.5
  • Grilled Steak Sandwich
  • tomato, cheese, onion marmalade, horseradish BBQ 24.5
  • Prawn & Pork Belly Hawker Roll
  • chilli, sriracha mayo 22.5
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  • WRESTLER PIZZA
  • Gluten Free Base ADD 4.0
  • Margherita
  • cherry tomato, parmesan, fresh basil 22.5
  • Paprika Chicken & Bacon
  • onion, capsicum, baby spinach, ranch dressing 23.9
  • Meat Overload
  • salami, pepperoni, bacon, ham, BBQ sauce 25.5
  • BBQ Pulled Pork
  • sweet corn, pineapple, capsicum, jalapeño, black beans, chipotle BBQ 24.5
  • Beef Brisket
  • broccoli, mushroom, spring onion, fried shallot, sriracha chilli mayo 26.5
  • Spicy Sausage
  • cream cheese, sundried tomato, olives, watercress, onion 23.9
  • Gourmet Hand Pulled Pizza to Share
  • any pizza hand pulled with oregano salt, chilli flakes, roast garlic oil, wild rocket & parmesan 38.5
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  • SALADS
  • 25.5 each
  • Thai Beef
  • cucumber, sprouts, carrots, peanuts
  • Pulled Chicken Caeser
  • chipotle maple bacon,poached egg, croutons, parmesan, anchovy fillet
  • Roast Lamb Tabbouleh
  • bulgur wheat, feta, lemon dressing, fried chickpeas
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  • SIDES
  • Chunky Fries
  • 9.0
  • Crumbed Onion Rings
  • 7.0
  • Mac & Cheese
  • 9.0
  • Creamy Ranch Slaw
  • 7.0
  • Tossed Salad
  • 7.0
  • Hand-Cut Fries
  • 10.5
  • DESSERT
  • 'Burger & Chips'
  • caramel chew cookies, vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate sauce, churro chips 12.9
  • Peanut Butter Cheesecake
  • chia seed, Oreo cookie crumb, peanut brittle 12.9
  • Passionfruit & White Chocolate Cream Pot
  • chocolate soil, blueberries, honeycomb 12.9
  • Loaded Sundae
  • vanilla bean ice cream, brownie bits, honeycomb, lady fingers, wafers, glazed cherries, whipped cream, jelly, crushed meringue, chocolate sauce, caramel, berry coulis 12.9 OR for two to share 21.9
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  • KIDS MAINS
  • Battered Mini Hot Dogs
  • tomato sauce 9.5
  • Mac & Cheese
  • 9.5
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • chips 9.5
  • Junior Nachos
  • corn chips, cheese sauce, black beans, tomato 9.5
  • Fish & Chips
  • battered OR grilled, fries, 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
  • mozzarella 12.5 VGA
  • House-Made Falafel
  • turmeric& tahini yoghurt, pomegranate syrup, dukkah 13.9 VGA
  • Grilled Courgette & Broccolini
  • za’atar, feta, pinenuts, romesco sauce 14.5 VGA
  • Korean Fried Cauliflower & Zucchini
  • chilli ketchup, sesame 14.5 VG
  • Fried Tofu
  • ginger caramel, chilli, peanut, kaffir lime 14.9 VG
  • Rosemary Polenta Chips
  • parmesan, adobo chilli dip 13.9 VG
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  • SALADS
  • 25.5 each
  • Thai Tofu
  • cucumber, sprouts, carrots, peanuts
  • Grilled Courgette & Broccolini Caeser
  • poached egg, croutons, parmesan
  • Falafel Tabbouleh
  • bulgur wheat, feta, lemon dressing, fried chickpeas VGA
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  • PUB ALL STARS
  • ALL BURGERS AVAILABLE ON GLUTEN FREE BUN ADD 4.0
  • House-Made Falafel Burger
  • feta, tomato salsa ,breaded onion rings, aioli 23.5
  • House-Made Falafel Wrap
  • beetroot relish, mozzarella, capsicum, onion, chunky fries OR salad 21.5 VGA
  • Fried Tofu & Cauliflower Hawker Roll
  • chilli, sriracha mayo 21.9 VGA
  • Sweet Corn & Capsicum Quesadilla
  • black beans, red onion, jalapeño, mozzarella, corn salsa, sour cream 21.5 VGA
  • Veggie Pizza
  • sweet corn, red onion, capsicum, mushroom, olives, sundried tomato, mozzarella 22.9 VGA
  • Margherita Pizza
  • cherry tomato, parmesan, fresh basil 22.5 VGA
  • Veggie Fettuccini
  • baby spinach, mushroom, onion, capsicum, white wine cream sauce 23.5
  • Mushroom Risotto
  • shiitake mushrooms, baby spinach, parmesan, truffle oil 24.5 VGA
  • Tofu Penang Curry
  • bamboo shoots, lychee, roti canai, coconut rice, sambal, peanuts 22.9 VG
  • DESSERT
  • 'Burger & Chips'
  • caramel chew cookies, vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate sauce, churro chips 12.9
  • Peanut Butter Cheesecake
  • chia seed, Oreo cookie crumb, peanut brittle 12.9
  • Passionfruit & White Chocolate Cream Pot
  • chocolate soil, blueberries, honeycomb 12.9
  • Berry Sorbet
  • toasted almonds, meringue 12.9 VG
  • Loaded Sundae
  • vanilla bean ice cream, brownie bits, honeycomb, lady fingers, wafers, glazed cherries,whipped cream, jelly, crushed meringue, chocolate sauce, caramel, berry coulis 12.9 OR for two to share 21.9
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  • SIDES
  • Chunky Fries
  • 9.0
  • Crumbed Onion Rings
  • 7.0
  • Mac & Cheese
  • 9.0
  • Creamy Ranch Slaw
  • 7.0
  • Tossed Salad
  • 7.0
  • Hand-Cut Fries
  • 10.5
  • Available Monday - Thursday 12 - 3pm
  • 15.5 each
  • Nasi Lemak
  • coconut rice, garlic chilli chicken wings, fried anchovies, peanuts, sambal
  • Quesadilla
  • beef OR pork, capsicum, onion, jalapeño, black beans, sour cream, corn salsa
  • Chicken Penang Curry
  • bamboo shoots, lychee, roti canai, peanuts, sambal, spring onion
  • Pan-Fried Pork & Chive Dumplings
  • jeaw tamarind dressing 1 doz
  • Battered Fish Burger
  • creamy slaw, pickles, fries
  • Free Range 1/4 Roast Chicken
  • classic OR Jamaican jerk OR peri-peri, polenta chips
  • 17.5 each
  • Classic Beef Burger
  • mozzarella, fried egg, pickles, beetroot relish
  • Fettuccini Carbonara
  • chicken, bacon, mushroom,parmesan, white wine cream sauce
  • Thai Beef Salad
  • cucumber, sprouts, carrots, peanuts
  • Margherita Pizza
  • cherry tomato, parmesan, fresh basil (v)
  • 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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