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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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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Amazing service by Tash, food was very very good, only one issue we found was that there is too many tables pushed into a small room as the tables were extremely close to the next table so no privacy at all, apart from that was great.

Thank H1325ZKmarial
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

We had just left another restaurant because the service was terrible and walked in well before the dinner service had started at Brigand. We were greeted with a smile and the service was very warm and friendly. We had a baby with us and they offered us a highchair without having to beg for one. The food arrived very quickly... More 

1 Thank JayandLou2015
Nelson, New Zealand
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73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

A very cozy place with good food. Went there a few times and never got disappointed. Friendly staff is always looking after you.

Thank Sigi22
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is the third time we have dined at the Brigand. The food is delicious with generous portions. Fresh fish and melt in the mouth steak with fresh vegetables or salad. yum The service is friendly and timley. A nice restaurant for Golden Bay

1 Thank CarlEgan
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this cafe on a cold Tuesday night. The town and Cafe were very quiet. Pleasant service, good selection of craft beers on tap and well priced. I had the lamb rump that came with both roast vegetables and a salad that went together surprisingly well. My quest had the fish and was pleased with her choice. The food... More 

Thank Otanaki
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The music waas fantastic, awesome jazz, the Salmon was Delicious and the wine selection was great. A nice short walk back to Mohua Motel.

Thank goodie2015
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We walked in here after being seriously ignored by a neighbouring restaurant, and very grateful that we did. Lovely food and friendly staff, and also a really nice family vibe. Would recommend to all.

Thank Z6026OOrebeccab
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Recently I had the pleasure of a long weekend in Golden Bay, Tasman District - Takaka, to be specific. We stayed locally at a private "BookaBach" residence, a great location near the town, part of celebrating in a low key fashion, the passing of another birthday. We arranged to dine at "The Brigand", after I had read Trip Advisor reviews... More 

Thank JEPhilly
Taupo District, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Great food! Tasty, well presented and well priced. Staff were great too! Open as a cafe during the day and restaurant in the evening - well located.

1 Thank ceres56
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We were starving when we arrived. Long trip to get here during the day. The food was excellent, service with a smile and very good. The salads were awesome. We have lived here 6 months and the best salads we've had in NZ yet. Highly recommended.

Thank eagleeye2026

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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?