Consistently good food and attentive service, but you pay city prices – not suburban. The Takahe can get very busy, particularly at weekends but it's a great spot to linger for an afternoon drink and snack.
Went for lunch on a recent weekday and found it to be quiet - a nice change from weekends where it can get very busy. Had the chicken burger for about $23 - reasonable for the meal, but even better if you use an Entertainment Book voucher which can get you buy-one-main-get-one-free mains. All day happy hour on this weekday also, so drinks were very well priced. Owned by The Trusts - a great restaurant and bar, clean, safe.
Very friendly staff, who went out of their way to make me feel welcome.
Food quality was great. Lovely deck to sit out on, perfect for people watching, or you can sit inside closer to the kitchen and bar if preferred. Had separate brunch and lunch menu, and I could instantly see why this restaurant is so busy in the weekends. On-road parking nearby, but can be at a premium - so expect to walk when busy.