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The Brigand

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$$ - $$$
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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236 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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151 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very hot evening in Takaka and we dined outside, which was lovely. Husband had the ribs and I had a prawn and squid salad. The prawns were delicious - big and juicy and flavoursome. But the salad had a lot of chilli in the dressing (it was advertised as an asian dressing). I can't eat chilli, but... More 

Thank StheG
Perth, Australia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here recently and were impressed. We tried the pork ribs and fish of the day and both were excellent. The service was very good too. Nice seating areas inside and out. Wish we had come back here again but had a disappointing meal elsewhere. If we are in the area again this will be our first choice.

Thank Nile-The-Adventurer

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, 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?