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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 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
Good dining options

Friendly staff, good menu and a nice meal. Indoor and outdoor tables with shelter. Great for a sunny day or warm evening

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
Petrea B
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Friendly staff, good menu and a nice meal. Indoor and outdoor tables with shelter. Great for a sunny day or warm evening

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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Friendly people , good food and service . We have been there for three times and everything was really delicious ! Warm atmosphere !

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The ambience is very welcoming, after a glass of Sauvignon Blanc we sat down to the soup of the day and the scallops which was exquisite followed by the Lamb with seasonal vegetables with peanut sauce and the Sirloin cooked to perfection! Very enjoyable meal served with a smile... Relaxed with more drinks by the open fire, very happy evening... More 

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Salzhausen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Friends of us recommended the Brigand. We had a stop on our tour back from Farewell Spit. The food and the service are very good. We had steaks that were perfectly cooked and they had a really good size. Well done!

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Masterton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A pleasant restaurant but meals a little heavy on salad and light on prawns and calamari for the $ . Good service

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

By way of explanation for the 'surprisingly' excellent, the description of The Brigand as a bar-cafe completely understates the fare. The menu is ample, not too large or small, but my suggestion is to go for the daily specials of which there are always a number of choices. I would personally say that this is a small restaurant, but few... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Brigand provided an interesting menu and the food was well cooked. The service was good and the place was busy. Good place to eat in Takaka.

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We arrived in the pouring summer rain and could see some lovely outdoor eating areas - just not the day to take advantage of it. Inside is an area to relax and several rooms for dining. We chose a small side room with only 3 tables in it. We both chose the lamb dish from the small but adequate menu... More 

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Havelock, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Loved it! Had a family birthday here, very accommodating, nice! Trendy and funky place! Lovely food too!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

What a gem. Super food, beer and wine and beautifully presented. Extremely friendly and helpful staff.

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Additional Information about The Brigand

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

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?