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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 41
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 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 food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Chris L
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London, United Kingdom
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Masterton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Good food and ambiance..... great place to stop for dinner on way through to Collingwood..............

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?