Treat yourself to a fantastic dining experience at Takanini's hottest new pub The Blacksmith! We have a great selection of the very best local cuisine, a comfortable outdoor dining area, as well as live music and entertainment. Centrally located in Takanini Village, close to the Warehouse, with ample parking, The Blacksmith is your first choice for a great night out.

Important information when booking with us:

To all our valued customers we are back to normal opening hours. 

Opening hours

Monday 11am - 10pm 

Tuesday 11am - 10pm

Wednesday 11am - 11pm

Thursday 11am - 10pm 

Friday 11am - 12am

Saturday 11am - 12am 

Sunday 11am - 10pm

Note we will be closed on the following days:

  1. Christmas Day -  25th December

Important information:

  • We are operating at the orange setting of the traffic light system
  • Bookings highly recommended
  • Contactless payment is preferred
  • Our staff are fully vaccinated and will be taking all practical steps to keep everyone safe
  • Extra vigilant hygiene practices will be in place

We look forward to welcoming you back.

General House Rules

  • It is a requirement of our licence that guests under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by their parent or LEGAL guardian.
  • Guests under the age of 25 years old are required to carry an accepted form of photo ID (New Zealand drivers licence, Kiwi access card or valid passport).
  • We do ask that children are seated and well behaved for their safety and the comfort of other guests.
  • We require a smart casual dress standard please. This means no caps, beanies, singlets, jandals, gumboots or HiVis are permitted in our upstairs restaurant.
  • If you are a large group it may not be possible to fit you on the one table.
  • If you are a large group it is important that final numbers are accurate as we may charge a $10 no show fee for guests confirmed that fail to show on the day of the booking with no notice.

Email us on or call on (09) 213 4187 to make a booking or book online via our website, facebook page or google listing.

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