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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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Wiltshire UK
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181 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for some late night music and grooving. Open till late night this bar has big selection of craft beer from sprig&fern and hop federation. The place is small but get a really full on a gig night. They have covering and fire outside for cold night as well Bar snacks were good too.

Thank letamritaknow
Nelson, New Zealand
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151 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped over the hill to hear Vojta play. It was a fun night, surrounded by many young folk who didn’t seem too fazed by a couple of ‘oldies’ in their midst :-) Staff friendly, fun environment. Most enjoyable night.

Thank Raewyn7150
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great experience here. Nothing was a problem for the bar staff - they were really friendly and sorted some fries out for us pronto. Thanks for having us!

Thank Angela B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 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, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?