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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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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but had to wait over an hour

Long delay as only one chef on duty, we were told the delay was half an hour but was actually more than hour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked late but it wasn't a problem. The whole experience made for a very pleasant evening in the charming Golden Bay. The service was spot on and the food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and will definitely be returning on our next jaunt to Golden Bay. Thanks team.

Thank Fahmous
Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Long delay as only one chef on duty, we were told the delay was half an hour but was actually more than hour.

Thank orangehouse1
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been told this was a great place to eat we were very disappointed with the Brigand. We were seated very quickly on arrival and were brought our drinks. We were told the wait for food would be approximately 1/2 hour. No problem we thought. After 1 1/2 hours we were still waiting for our food. The time was now... More 

Thank Michael C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

7 of us went in for dessert while on holiday. Seated quickly as not very busy. Took a while for orders to be taken

Thank Misterdeer
Blenheim, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food & was quite busy but we received very good service. Lovely, friendly waitresses. I would dine here again.

Thank pukeko6
Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful garden setting.Delicious food, very well priced. great service .The most talented pianist I have heard in years plays in the background while you enjoy your meal and the serene surroundings

Thank pistol116
Rochester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here a couple of times 5 years ago when we enjoyed lovely meals and great service and the place was really buzzing. The staff were friendly and we couldn't wait to come back. Oh dear - what a change. Under different ownership it seems to have lost its spark. The young man who served us needs to go... More 

Thank Linda T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow we were super impressed with this place. We kind of expected hippy style eating in Takaka but were thrilled to have a fine dining type meal in a relaxed, busy and fun restaurant. Live pianist really made it. Meal was fab, even though the random blob of hummus on the side of a stunning lamb dish was odd. Perhaps... More 

Thank holidaymaker282
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here in early January. We were advised to book, so did so. When we arrived a very nice table had been reserved for us. The service was excellent, as was the food. The seafood chowder was tasty, with plenty of fish. The large whitebait fritter for a main was very good too, and was served with chips... More 

Thank Pennydancer
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the Summer period, we ate here four times. As a couple one night to table of eight on two occasions and although the food was excellent, the service was not. From waiting to be served at all, to (twice) having orders missed completely. Lovely servers - just not too onto it (apart from Ben who is rude). Venue is... More 

Thank LokiNZ_42

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?