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The Brigand

90 Commercial St, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9636
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Ranked #5 of 11 restaurants in Takaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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77% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Drive out from Nelson for a day in the Bay dropped in to the Brigand in Takaka for lunch. Great food, good value and service, warm and welcoming environment and definitely worth a visit.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Looking forward to a lovely dinner, after being here a couple of years ago for lunch and found it wonderful. Unfortunately not this time !! We shared a entrée undercooked pork patties sent them back and some more were cooked still these were slightly raw in the middle. My main meal was lovely the Salmon salad, my husbands meal fish... More

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Glen Innes, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

small tip- it costs nothing to smile. lm not real keen about SH**canning an establishment, l would prefer to write something positive. We had intended to have a drink and then stay for dinner. Surliness was the order of the day, we drank up very quickly and headed down to a place that appreciated our business.

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Oslo, Norway
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Had a quick lunch at the Brigand which didn't disappoint. The service was great, sat outdoors in the sun a d the food came quickly. Both my husband and my meals were delicious.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Loved this place. We were there on a quiet night, but got chatting to a local business couple who eventually invited us to join them for a cheersboard and wine. The food was excellent, and the service friendly and helpful.

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Discovery Bay, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This place was recommended to us by our proprietor and definitely lived up to its advanced billing. Very casual, but don't let that fool you. Excellent food and service. We had two fresh seafood dishes that we're delicious. And while they did not have the cocktails we asked for on the menu, they we're industrious enough to make them for... More

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Alhambra, California, United States
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stopped here after a long day of driving to and from Wairiki Beach (which was amazing by the way). When we walked in, we stood there for a few minutes while three different employees just passed and said hello, but didn't tell us where to go or wait or what. Just kindof awkward. I ordered the crispy lemon chicken... More

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Takaka, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Brigand has a nice relaxed atmosphere, chilled background music and a spacious indoor outdoor feeling. Coffees are great, even the decaf long black has a good crema. Food is excellent, I love their panfried calamari and shrimp salad. So worth the taste experience. Biggest plus, there's free fast WiFi, the only one I know of in Golden Bay.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

What an amazing find with such a varied menu. Four of us dined here and had one of the best meals of our 4 week South Island road trip. The duck dish was the best I've had outside of France and the ambience of the restaurant and staff were all perfect. Congratulations Brigand! We'd love to return.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a booking for 25 people the owner manager was constantly making rude comments sadly lot of our party were locals and will not return. Other staff were pleasant food was good but cold. Will not return

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