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Reviews for Doolan Brothers Ellerslie
by Chris W.
23rd February 2014
Loud 80′s “musak” which was done to death back then and now being done to death at Doolan Brothers pub in Ellerslie. Groups of people trying to have conversations over the noise and adding to the cacophony.
Unable to enjoy the food or beer because of the racket and went outside to escape but they have outdoor speakers so no escape.
Much better experience when this place was the Cock and Bull.
Would not recommend or return.
by Christine F.
4th October 2013
A group of 7 visited tonight – a Friday night 4/10 – we were meeting to have dinner together. The music was ridiculous. We couldn’t have a conversation unless it was with the person sitting next door. They also have a bar area where a number of young people were drinking. The noise from them was very loud, then the music as well. The windows were all open and the smoke from smokers outside was drifting in. This is the very first time my husband and I have eating here since Doolan Brothers have taken over this pub (previously was the Cock and Bull) – we will not be back and we would not recommend this place to others. The majority of people eating in the restaurant were around our age – 55 plus. Either you are a pub and a restaurant or you are just a pub. You can’t be both with what you are currently offering. The food was really good, but the music really let it down. We did ask for the music to be turned down – it wasn’t. You’re lucky a brick wasn’t thrown through your equipment. A few more drinks and this respectable older woman would have done the job herself!!!
by Louise M.
9th July 2013
Went to Doolan Brothers on Saturday night to watch the rugby, was quite crowded but the staff managed to find us a table in view of the big screen.
We ordered the Nachos and the Buffalo Burger. Burger was one of the best I have tried in NZ. Amazing meat, delish sauce and the bun was shiny and doughy with just the right amount of toastedness. Perfect. Chips were great too.
Nachos were also good, very yummy salsa. Much better food, service and ambiance than the old Cock and Bull pubs, a definite improvement. Would return without a doubt.
by Adam S.
8th July 2013
Had lunch on Sunday here. Good, hearty pub grub as good if not better than most in and around Auckland with the friendly service a big plus. Food price was reasonable (drinks quite expensive, as you’d expect in Auckland) and even better with an entertainment book voucher.
24th December 2012
Went for lunch here on Friday ordered a jug of beer they took over 15minutes to deliver drinks (to be fair it was extremely packed) without any glasses had to wait another 5-7mins for glasses! We had a group of 12 my food came out first 15mins before anyone else’s! Not good didnt end up eating my food wanted to wait for everyone elses to arrive! new joint teething problems however most likely to visit again! Atmosphere was good
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