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The Brigand

$$ - $$$, European,
90 Commercial St, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9636
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (8 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
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New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
90 Commercial St, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with a good range on the menu. Friendly staff and fast service. Prices are not over the top at all, which is good to see. This would have been a 5 star review, but the table hadn't been wiped down properly, and the...More

Thank CraigandKathyKempton
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good selection of food but it was expensive. Soup of the day was my choice which was a reasonable price, and very good. Coffee was very good.

Thank peter_minchin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always eat here when we are in Takaka. The meals are always nice. They have toys for young children which really helped keep our 2 year old entertained. I'd recommend it.

Thank travellingbex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the Salmon and partner had the ribs. Both were excellent and exactly what we wanted. Nice setting too.

Thank Greiggarious
Reviewed 9 August 2017

gotta have the spare ribs! lovely place and great service thursday night is open mike so all fun! you have to go for lunch!

1  Thank Collingwoodforus
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here over the long weekend and although the food was good the service was really poor! We were not even acknowledged upon our arrival so we sat ourselves on a free table and after a few minutes what appeared to be either...More

Thank Warickjones
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Good place for dinner - small but good selection of very good meals. Nice to sit on the terrace, very friendly owner and staff.

Thank tomHD
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We went four to have a nice dinner with chat. The dinner was great and we have all four a great meal. But the chat was less possible as it was noisy. Great atmosphere, a bit young staff. We would certainly recommend this restaurant to...More

Thank Golden_Caves
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Great fine dine restaurant with a lovely little bar. We went here on a Thursday night when they had some music and dancing on. Loved their selection of craft beers from the neighbouring breweries. Went for a few drinks, dancing and bar food. The place...More

Thank letamritaknow
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

After a long day of travel and a bit of touristing, we arrived starved and craving a solid steak. It was more than we could have imagined! Fantastic steak, garlic bread and service... so good, we went back the second night 😊

Thank 100kaylaw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
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
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