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The Brigand

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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90 Commercial St, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
11:00 - 03:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had dinner at The Brigand while on honeymoon in Golden Bay, and we enjoyed our dinner so much that we went back there for dinner 2 nights in a row. Service was very good, and so were the meals. Would recommend this to all. While the weather in April meant it wasn't warm enough to sit outside, we... More 

Thank Christine K
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really nice food in a relaxing atmosphere. Lunch was tasty and well worth the price. may have caught one of the staff on a bad day but the other girl serving was lovely. would go back for more and recommend. thankyou

Thank Morgan K
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner and really enjoyed the ambience of the outside area as the sun went down. It really was a lovely area to sit in. The service was excellent and we were given good advice as to whether we needed extra sides - we didn't which was good - but we felt the food was very average. We had... More 

Thank htomkins
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457 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,315 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had an enjoyable lunch. The servers were very friendly and efficient and the food was very good. They also have a decent selection of local craft beers. We'll definitely return if we're in Takaka again.

Thank Jeff K
Paphos, Cyprus
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118 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We only had drinks in this place as it was very busy and we could not wait. Staff great, friendly, informative. Nice atmosphere, will have to try dinner next time.

Thank Carolmac44
Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

loved the garden area, staff were great , and the meal was one of the best I have had in Takaka. no complaints here .

Thank flyingkiwis
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We went to this place after a tip and the food is good to perfect, although a little expensive. The service could be a lot better. It was not a busy night but we had a hard time getting in without a reservation. We had to wait for the water, the food and even my first glass of wine. And... More 

Thank AlexMeester
Perth, Australia
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This was recommended to us and it was well worth it. Our food was definitely fresh that day - fish and seafood were delicious. The staff were very friendly and attentive without hanging over us. The wine selection was extensive and reasonably priced. We sat outside on the deck and loved the naturally shaped wooden tables

Thank sparks0375
Nelson, New Zealand
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152 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Busy popular restaurant, but found us a table. Lovely to sit outdoors on such a warm night. Staff helpful and friendly. Food was great. Definitely will be returning next time over the hill

Thank Raewyn7150
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Food and service was very good except for the potato soup. It was not as good as it looked on the menu. My wife did not finish it and left disappointed, however we would probably go back.

Thank Hjenjoy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
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: 035259636

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?