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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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“ribs” (8 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
“whitebait” (3 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 4 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 November 2017 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

1  Thank CraigandKathyKempton
Reviewed 7 November 2017

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 31 October 2017

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 25 October 2017

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

Thank Greiggarious
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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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