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The Brigand

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90 Commercial St, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9636
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing find

We were staying across the road in Takaka & ate here nearly every night as th e food was lovely - well presented & wonderfully cooked - the vegetables were perfect. Friendly staff & good service. It was a pleasant surprise because when I last came to NZ 11years ago the food was all quatity not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Sue C
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We were staying across the road in Takaka & ate here nearly every night as th e food was lovely - well presented & wonderfully cooked - the vegetables were perfect. Friendly staff & good service. It was a pleasant surprise because when I last came to NZ 11years ago the food was all quatity not quality.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wandering Takaka in search of a late lunch was proving fruitless until we happened upon The Brigand. Starting with a delicious Nelson Riesling, happily sold by the glass, and a tasty but "odd". Low alcohol beer for the driver the experience was a happy one. Seated in the garden by the fountian we relaxed until the food arrived, both having... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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57 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Three of us had dinner at the Brigand. I had the Wonton soup and my god it was delicious. Just the right amount of heat. My wife had the chowder and was equally impressed. For the main I had the FOTD which was Snapper, and my wife had calamari. We are unanimous...the flavours here are terrific. Our five year old... More 

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have to admit I wasn't expecting much, but the food was really good. I would recommend the seafood dish which was generous and delicious.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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71 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Brigand was both a welcome escape from the rain and an excellent lunch. The mussels were just fantastic - grilled with a range of different toppings, they were delicious & great value for money. There's also a good range of local beer on tap.

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Wellington
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33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Trip Advisor - Brigands Cafe & Bar Takaka Takaka is the chill out center of New Zealand but dining is slightly limited. The “Wholemeal Café” soldiers on but the "Hippy" ambiance is a little wearisome these days On a recent visit our party of seven booked Brigands for dinner. The cafe combines in and outdoor dining with a lush garden... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A group of seven had dinner at the Brigand, Service was attentive and polite. Food was fantastic, I had scallop entrée follows by lamb main, both were delicious. Good range of local beers and wines and 'local' mentioned by staff. All other enjoyed their meals. No complaints, we'll be back when in town next.

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We loved The Brigand so much we ate there both nights of our stay in Takaka (although to be honest nothing much else was open the second day so there wasn't a lot of choice). The service, food and beer/wine choice was excellent. I loved that they had a bar with beers on tap. It was quite quiet while we... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The terrasse, the food, the laid back atmosphere, the quiet. A bit further away from town center but worth it.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Really enjoyed our meal at the Brigand. Tasty meals of good quantity. Good kids meals too! The service was excellent. Also enjoyed the beer, as you do!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Commercial St, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Takaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 9636

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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