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:

Opening Hours - Covid-19 trading hours update FOR LEVEL 1

Open Monday to Sunday 11am to late (including takeaways)

  • Contact tracing will be in place. Please scan in with the QR code via the NZ Covid Tracer App or sign in via our manual guest register.
  • Contactless payment where possible is still preferred.
  • Extra vigilant hygiene practices will be in place.
  • No restrictions on group sizes.
  • Upstairs restaurant is back to normal trade hours Wednesday to Saturday from 5.30pm.

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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