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The Brigand

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
90 Commercial St, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9636
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“salad” (18 reviews)
“ribs” (8 reviews)
“whitebait” (4 reviews)
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New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
90 Commercial St, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our meal on the patio out front. The food was good, maybe not great, but better than average. The service was good. The patio was very pleasant.

Thank maloofmieke
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to wait 45 minutes for our meal at no a very Saturday night at this place...The staff took our order then just ignored us ,never keeping us up to date.When the food arrived it was cold.I explained to the staff member ,who had a...More

Thank Macarsovitch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us came in for lunch. The food was decent, but the service was beyond horrendous. The waitress was very nice, but just did not hear what we ordered and she missed most of the things we ordered. She brought a small glass...More

Thank Regina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a small group dinner at outside table. Nice platter to start with - tasty mix to tempt. Nice compact menu of the various meats, fresh fish & salad. Skipped entrees as had heard about size of meals. Was true - generous steak & large...More

Thank PauleLec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in on our way back to Nelson from Pakawau. A glass of Chardonnay each with whitebait on ciabatta. Very generous serving of whitebait. Great service in very pleasant outdoor deck.

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We had such a wonderful meal on Tuesday evening with our American guests that we all decided to return on Thursday evening. What a mistake ......I called up at 7.20pm to enquire about availability for our group (6 adults, 7 very well behaved and polite...More

Thank tony352
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Dined here for dinner, service was great, food was amazing and the atmosphere was nice and relaxing sitting outside. All of our meals were yum and refreshing, including the desserts. I’d definitely dine here again and I highly recommend.

Thank Alysha V
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Really lovely bar & restaurant, reasonable prices and choice of indoor or outdoor dining. Food is delicious and portions are generous, the Hop Federation IPA is fantastic as is the very dry Granny Smith cider. Service was good and if you are there on certain...More

Thank 2units
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We really liked the beautifully designed location and the friendly service. But especially continental European visitors be aware that the spare ribs are incredibly sugary sweet. They're literally drowning in a typical NZ sweet honey sauce which is not to everyone's liking, especially if you...More

Thank KiwiSchnitzel
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Meal was quite nice. Would have enjoyed it a lot more if the young foreign waitress had not smelled of b.o though. That was very off putting. Wont be coming back

Thank melcur
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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