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284 Trafalgar St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 7191
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 374
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Delightful meal

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It was clear that the chef and staff go the extra mile for their dinners' experience. I had a scallops to start and the duck, both of which were perfectly executed, complex flavours but finely and perfectly balanced. I enjoyed every mouthful. We saw them turn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It was clear that the chef and staff go the extra mile for their dinners' experience. I had a scallops to start and the duck, both of which were perfectly executed, complex flavours but finely and perfectly balanced. I enjoyed every mouthful. We saw them turn away about six groups of dinners, so bookings are... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It's a year since we last dined at Hopgoods and we decided it was definitely time to go again, so booked our favourite table in advance and phoned 24 hours prior to let them know I am vegetarian in the hope that I would have several dishes to choose from, not just one or 2 menu items. Well, they went... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to hopgoods on the recommendation of a friend and our hotel. Excellent service from friendly staff straight off. The food was excellent. My colleague went for the chefs special and had prawns with salted melons then pork shoulder with prune and black pudding. It cut like butter and was so tasty. I had the blue cheese soufflé and then... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our waitress was attentive without being annoying. The food was fantastic, fresh and we'll prepared. We loved the wine list and the friendly informative staff

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Just as awesome second time round, great place ,top food flavours , nice wines, waitress attentive ... Keep up the awesome work team ...

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Napier, New Zealand
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91 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Best food we have had in Nelson/ Golden Bay by a long way. The food was well presented and delicious - we had slow cooked lamb followed by a lovely chocolate dessert. The waiting staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere of the restaurant was warm and inviting. Probably a little bit overpriced compared to other very nice meals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Hop goods was recommended to us by people far and wide and it lived up to the billing. We were able to get in without a booking since we arrived relatively early for dinner but I would definitely recommend you make a reservation. The food and service were excellent as we expected from the reviews

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We spent 2 weeks travelling on the South Island. We are so glad we got into Hopgoods after seeing the great reviews on Trip Advisor. It was a NZ dining experience highlight. We were lucky being a couple to get in for a late sitting on Saturday night. I had the beef and my husband the venison. Both were amazing.... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A fabulous menu that caters for almost every taste. Friendly staff who understood the menu and could advise on suitable wine to accompany the meal. Relaxed and comfortable environment. A place to celebrate a special occasions, as we did.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Hopgood's really has earned its reputation as one of, if not the best, the best restaurants in Nelson. Very friendly and welcoming wait staff, modest meal sizes, absolutely delicious meals, a very classy ambiance and unfailingly friendly staff. A very well laid out and visually appealing restaurant which possesses a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I came for dinner with family... More 

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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 15 - 27

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?