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Roots Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
1 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9592
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good32%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (10 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
“halloumi” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 60 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

awesome local place full of atmoshpere and warmth. Friendly bar service, wine bit pricey but that's NZ ...

Thank babsiborchers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm and cosy with great food and friendly, efficient staff. We had steak and lamb shanks meals - both of which were delicious - one with fries and salad, the other with mashed potato and vegetables. We finished by sharing a chocolate and walnut brownie...More

Thank Nikki B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The chef is a meat genius! We ordered a well done steak and it was cooked right through and yet still tender and moist. We also ordered the lamb shank and it was falling off the bone. 10/10!!!

1  Thank Tara M
Roots B, Owner at Roots Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your awesomely descriptive and positive review!! :) Glad we rocked it for you!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

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

Thank BwanaMkubwa
Roots B, Owner at Roots Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thanks for the sweet review! **raises pint ☺️

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank jessie b
Roots B, Owner at Roots Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Many thanks to you too for your sweet review! ☺️ Makes it all worth while!

Reviewed 2 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Gary H
Roots B, Owner at Roots Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hey buddy, we don't have a selection of sauces, which is why you were not asked... we just have our delicious red wine jus that takes all day to brew! Sorry you were disappointed, next time please let us know what the problem with your...More

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...More

Thank Rome_at_Easter
Roots B, Owner at Roots Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hehe, your review made us all chuckle, glad you enjoyed your visit. ☺️ Thanks for the 5 stars legend!

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...More

Thank Norbert2013
Roots B, Owner at Roots Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thanks buddy!! 🙏🤘🏽👌

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
Reviewed 10 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...More

1  Thank kiwicanoz
Roots B, Owner at Roots Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

🙏!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Monday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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
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Description
Relaxed, cosy dining
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