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Elephant Wrestler

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Bar, Pub, International, New Zealand
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Hurstmere road, Takapuna, New Zealand
+64 9-489 8030
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place has inside and court yard area. Live music. Pool table. Friendly staff Worth a visit Is on the Main Street which is not far away from the beach. There are other places to try close by if you are Interested in trying a few different places

Thank sangell2014
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at TEW last night on an impulse. Great pub food of generous proportion and pretty good value. Highlight was the high quality of the service, right across the board, brilliant and simply the best I've had on the Shore. Friendly, efficient, well trained staff 😀Rare in NZ eaterys. Of this type. Recommended 👍

Thank J P
Harstad, Norway
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258 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a late lunch here with the family. The food is above average pub food. Staff seemed good. Looks like a nice evening venue for booze and music.

Thank seadragon99
Morayfield, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

totally filled the spot well cooked and fresh salads. Yummy chips and friendly service I would come back again

Thank Justacat
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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111 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu itself has EVERYTHING - from standard bar menu snacks to full meals. I had the Angus Beef Burger which was on the lunch express menu. Great flavour and cooked very well! Very hard though to choose what I actually wanted to multiple items on the menu. Combined with chips and a cold beer to wash it all done.... More 

Thank Kyle M
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I had a pulled pork burger and well it was awesome!!! Cold beer, great way to top off the day ;) Everyone at our table was stuffed and totally enjoyed the meals ;)

Thank 202noahg
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Had a farewell drinks party here before we headed overseas. Two large tables reserved in the courtyard. Very attentative staff and good food. Ideal location in Takapuna.

Thank philrowe
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142 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Plenty of parking nearby but you have to pay for it. Ok but not special. Service was good and friendly. Food price was average and plenty of food on the plate but not special.

Thank martinaud37
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

5 adults booked for a Monday night dinner. Food was average, service was good. My steak was somewhat tasty, but medium-well rump steak was a little on the tough side. It wasn't really bad, it's just that I have experienced better at a lot of restaurants. Others in our group said food was okay and one said their item was... More 

Thank David G
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The food is good, particularly the Thai Beef salad. The price point is a little high for what you get. The service is less THAN stellar - which is important to me if I'm paying $24 for a salad; I'd like it delivered with a smile (-;

Thank donna f

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, International, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hurstmere road, Takapuna, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-489 8030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?