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“Crowded, noisy, but a lot of fun with great food and wines”
Review of Elephant Wrestler

Elephant Wrestler
Ranked #14 of 83 Restaurants in Takapuna
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, International, New Zealand
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne
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186 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Crowded, noisy, but a lot of fun with great food and wines”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We went with some friends making a party of seven of us. It was obviously a very popular venue with quite a crowd there when we arrived. The service was very good, even though it was very busy, the food was also good and the NZ wine list was excellent in its coverage.
We'd certainly go again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Raedward
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good meals and great venue”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

I took a group of 14 from my work here for a farewell dinner. The food was good and the staff were brilliant. They catered for our needs really well and the venue accommodated us easily.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank K0neW0ne
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Surprised”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Booked a table for 14 people a day before the All Blacks test. They happily accommodated us. Turned up and it was very busy. Everyone was there for the big game. We all sat down had our drinks order taken. For some reason they only had 5 menus so had to share them, no worries. Waited to order our food but waitress didn't come around for a while so had to flag one of them down. She took all our orders, 25mins later to my surprise all of our food came out at the same time. They did stuff up my sisters order, she ordered a scotch fillet but got a sirloin instead. Other than that everything went well, everyone enjoyed their meals and the atmosphere was awesome. Props to the waitress though, she was very busy and under pressure but she still did an awesome job, making sure everything was good and made sure we had drinks.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Sakon B
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Perth, Australia
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fun place for a drink”
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

We wandered in for a drink just before 5pm on a Friday and it was pumping even then with the post work drinks crowd. We were lucky to get a table in the courtyard and it was great fun. We had a tub of the spicy chicken wings which were delicious. Wines were reasonably priced.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Perthfoodie
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It was buzzing!”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Friday night in Takapuna around 6pm and it was full and noisy with after workers and early diners.
Great outdoor area but on a June night not warm enough for us so inside and a table quickly found by friendly helpful staff.
Good range of foods on menu and our meal was well cooked, interestingly presented and plenty - no dessert or side orders required - very good coffee.
Unfortunately although the rugby was showing on TV the sound wasn't being featured so off we went to another place.

  • Visited June 2013
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