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Roots Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Spanish
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1 Commercial Street, Takaka, New Zealand
14:00 - 03:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 14:15 - 03:00
Wed 14:00 - 03:00
Thu 14:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 14:00 - 03:00
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Golden Bay, New Zealand
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for gourmet burgers, hand cut chips and selection of the best craft beers around. Relaxed atmosphere, eclectic clientele and good service. Best value in Takaka.

Thank Jude G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Fabulous bar with Sprig & Fern beers, great food, non meat options available, and friendly and helpful staff. Don't miss the Cajun fries, they were delicious.

Thank Tommydeee
New Zealand
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Roots has a really nice vibe and the food is great. I'm not much of a burger girl usually but these were the best burgers I'd had in years (so much so that I had one two nights in a row!). Great drinks, the outdoor setting was great, and there was a pretty decent split of locals and visitors on... More 

Thank Islander191
Greymouth, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Cosy place for dinner and a drink. Our waitress Uscie was so welcoming and friendly. Great work guys.

Thank Browsa
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Stopped off for a quick thirst quenchers whilst shopping around town. Great fun looking bar, would have loved to return in the evening. Good service, nice outdoor seating area

Thank Nardine
New Zealand
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108 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Good food and handy location on main street of Takaka. A wide choice of drinks.Small outdoor area and setting also at the front.

Thank holidaynz77
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

If you want a place with delicious food, awesome service, good music and cool vibes look no further. I ended up living in Takaka and came here regularly and I've never been disappointed, just sometimes mildly hungover. When there is a band playing it's always a good night and during low season it's still an awesome place to be with... More 

Thank alanabanana1
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

AMAZING food, great atmosphere and relaxed, attentive service. Good range of drinks on tap and a nice cozy outdoor fire for those cooler evenings.

Thank Emily L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Roots bar is by far my favourite bar in New Zealand. It has a chilled out vibe with amazing food and awesome staff. The owners are great, chatty and fun. super helpful staff, giving advice on spots to go see in the the area. Went there a few times whilst in Golden bay on my travels and was never disappointed.... More 

Thank Aimee P
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We decided to go have drinks at Roots Bar for the evening. We could hear music from the street and it sounded good. When we arrived we were greeted by a male staff member who was really friendly. We ordered our drinks, however when one of my friends was trying to pay her card was not reading properly in the... More 

Thank alm_nz

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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, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
14:15 - 03:00
14:00 - 03:00
14:00 - 17:00
14:00 - 03:00
14:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Commercial Street, Takaka, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Takaka

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