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Hopgoods

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284 Trafalgar St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 7191
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Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Number one place to eat in Nelson!

Food was excellent and creative. Nice atmosphere. On the plaza under the impressive cathedral. Hard to get into - make a reservation. They were booked, but we stopped by and asked if we could get in when they opened at 5:30, and we could. Had a pint at MacCashin's brewery across the street while... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Brentwood, TN
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Brentwood, TN
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent and creative. Nice atmosphere. On the plaza under the impressive cathedral. Hard to get into - make a reservation. They were booked, but we stopped by and asked if we could get in when they opened at 5:30, and we could. Had a pint at MacCashin's brewery across the street while we waited. Nice pillows in the... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The menu is interesting, the service is great and the food is superb. Atmosphere in the restaurant is relaxed and the decor is minimal. Between us, we had pork belly, angus beef and the butternut pumpkin agnolotti all of which were fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Thank you to the team at hopgoods for yet another wonderful night of supurb food and excellent service. We received amazing service from the moment we stepped through the door. Thank you to Rosie our fabulous waitress. can't wait till our next dinner at hopgoods.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Decided on dinner at hop goods this evening, very happy with our choice. Service was spectacular, the quality of food was even better! The wait time on food was timed perfectly, all staff need a pay rise. After a few bad experiences at restaurants with in Nelsons CBD we were very happy to eat out with out a worry!

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Centrally located, with typical decor. Booked for 6.30 but felt rushed as they have two sittings. Well respected history but looked for more ambience

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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were looking for a special restaurant to take two senior management members from one of NZ's largest tourism companies. Hopgoods obviously came up as one of our choices and after reading a very well researched article in the Nelson Mail, we decided that Hopgoods was the choice. From the minute we arrived to when we left, the whole experience... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our first year wedding anniversary here, booked 3 weeks in advance for this Saturday evening. The moment we stepped in, we felt welcomed and valued. The service were personable and helpful without being intrusive. Wanted to order every single thing on the menu. The dishes weren't typical, safe but forgettable restaurant options - EVERY dish... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Thanks to some recommmendations we visited Hopgoods and we really love it! Best food ever! And very nice staff, they even speak french!

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us and we can see why. It has won numerous awards for a reason. We visited on a Monday night and it was almost full which says something. Great atmosphere, wonderful food and absolutely amazing staff which makes for a fabulous night. A must do when in Nelson

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

If you're in Nelson, this place is an absolute must. Great food, cooked well, at a great price. Service was outstanding and I'm just gutted I can't go back tomorrow! Very highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 284 Trafalgar St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 7191

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 26

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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