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Roots Bar

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9592
14:00 - 02:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Serves wide range of local Sprig & Fern beers on tap. Excellent burgers and Jamaican styled food. Informal external eating space. Great vibe.....

Thank BwanaMkubwa
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere great food. will return next time I come through many thanks to the staff and chef.

Thank jessie b
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving in Takaka just as it got dark, the entrance to Roots looked inviting to this hungry traveler. The typical hotel bar restaurant menu held no surprises so I settled for the steak. I guess the clue to what was about to be served was in the surprised response to my not selecting one of the sauce offerings.

Thank Gary H
Wiltshire UK
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182 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very cool couple behind the bar. Too cool to give you eye contact, but efficient. We ordered a pulled pork burger and I had a new lamb dish on the menu Both absolutely delicious. When we settled up Cool guy behind the bar even struck up a conversation as it was a new lamb dish and he was keen to... More 

Thank Rome_at_Easter
Leicester, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Had passed this place a few times, but last night in town we decided to call in. Reggae music of course, but a great selection of beers, and with the heat from the chiminiere just taking the. Hill off the evening, was the perfect end to a very busy day

Thank Norbert2013
Jervis Bay, Australia
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Had an amazing burger, wild goat. Good food and great beer. Interesting decor inside and out. A great pub with good beer.

Thank Babsy52
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I was in Takaka for a few weeks and had the opportunity to visit the Roots bar on a number of occasions. The food is top notch and service friendly and professional. The bar staff are knowledgeable and accomodating with a great selection of nz microbrews available. Bad luck if you want a Heineken:) The music is varied and there... More 

1 Thank kiwicanoz
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

rude and pushy, but sappy smiley on top of it all... does that make it better or worse? a couple veggie options at least. visited several times but only due to somewhat limited choice in area

Thank Nico C
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Stopped here for lunch and ended up coming back for dinner the next night because it was all just so good! Staff are really friendly and the food and coffee is suburb with great healthy options. This place has a great vibe with outdoor and indoor seating and there was live music when we went there at night. Good for... More 

1 Thank Erica O
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Compliments to the chef, the food was delicious and had a lot of variety.. all the staff were super friendly and fantastic beers on tap

1 Thank B6762HUalisong

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Takaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 9592
Relaxed, cosy dining

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