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90 Commercial St, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9636
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Ranked #6 of 12 Restaurants in Takaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 helpful votes 12 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our last night in little old Takaka and we tried the Brigand. It was an amazing meal, great service and excellent value. An unknown gem to those over the hill .....

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Napier, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

we were looking for somewhere to eat and thought we would try the Brigand.what a very good choice that was, the presentation of the food was great and the taste was fantastic,everything was cooked to perfection. Well worth the experience and I would have no trouble recommending it to all.

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Takaka, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My Husband and I go there every time we go out for tea , totally love the Steak and Vegie meal makes my mouth water to think of it . We have always had great friendly service .

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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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