Address:200 Hackthorne Road
Cashmere, Christchurch 8022
Phone:+64 3 925 8766
Website:Click here to view
The heavens have spoken. The Sign of the Takahe is open again. Magnificent in all its grandeur and glamour, the location of this now welcoming casual cafe, bar & restaurant makes it one for everyones bucket list, not just the select few!
Like something out of a British period drama, Sign of the Takahe inhabits an illustrious historic building, complete with horizon-skimming lawns, awe-inspiring stonework and contemporary renovations that give it a modern edge. Shake hands with the polished suit of armour and seat yourself in the uber plush dining chairs sipping cocktails.
‘Epic’ is a word that springs to mind and for this new venue and the same applies to its menu. Long gone has the old "fine dining" owners, now the new owners bring you all the Kiwi and European classics and fabulous, yummy affordable food. Their very popular Takahe Eggs Benne is likely to tickle your fancy, while the smashed edamame with tofu and sourdough will transport you straight to Japan. Alternatively, stick to what you know with the unbeatable open steak sandwich – complete with all the relish, cheese and fries your heart desires.
If you decide to swoop by in the evening, expect prime cuts of NZ meat, fresh seafood and some pretty hefty burgers – think crispy chicken or vegan! Upgrade the classic Harry Ell Steak with fondant potato and seductive beetroot puree, or opt for a Mediterranean vibe with the risotto verde. oh.. And before you fly off, order a bombe Alaska – a magnificent end to an equally magnificent evening.
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