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Roots Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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1 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9592
14:00 - 02:00
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the goats balls and Mac n cheese.... amazingly tender. Great bar staff and the craft beers are a great drop. High as recommendation.

Thank loujay86
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pub......good atmosphere when live music on. Friendly staff. Good food. Outdoor space great with large log fire.

Thank ianrob2017
Tauranga, New Zealand
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here and chose from a selection of burgers. I had the pork belly and my wife the falafel. Both were delicious, came with fries and were inexpensive. Service was friendly. I'd certainly go back.

Thank gdababa
Morrinsville, New Zealand
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great eatery and atmosphere great food and choice. Excellent choice of micro brewery beers. Excellent staff

Thank Wayne B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The best burger I have had in new zealand ....bar none. I had the belly pork burger and the fries were absolutely fantastic!! It was awesome with a capital a!! 😊😎

Thank sirsun
Hobart, Australia
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We've been to Roots before and have enjoyed drinks and food there. This time we went two nights in a row as it is the best place in Takaka! Had the halumi burger, crispy pork belly burger and the beef & jalapeno burger. They are all just delicious and although we are not big fans of fries, these beer battered... More 

Thank Susanne H
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped into Takaka after work on 2nd of Jan and wanted a cheap eat so headed to the takeaway next to roots which was rammed with tourists and alternatives who were literally queuing out onto the street so i decided to try roots for a bit of extra coin. I ordered a beef burger w fries and a pint. What... More 

Thank paddyak
Roots B, Owner at Roots Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your sweet review bro! We feel the same way :) See you next time. Roots Bar Crew. More 

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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I came here early on New Year's Eve for a quick bite to eat. There are about 6 beers on tap, and there's a decent selection of wines and other beverages. We sat outside for dinner, and had some massive burgers with crunchy chips. There were two different vegetarian burger options, as well as many different meats... More 

Thank Boozwak
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The atmosphere, friendly staff and owners together with superb food made for an excellent experience. I have eaten in some seriously good restaurants and Roots Bar is up with the best of them. The sauce on the goat meat balls was delicious with just the right amount of zap to it. All the family enjoyed the food, the burgers were... More 

3 Thank Cdmcknz
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best little pubs in Takaka. Great food and selection. Definitely pretty laid back surroundings worthy of a cheeky beer on a sunny afternoon.

Thank Flynn L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, 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?