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284 Trafalgar St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 7191
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 7
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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
Most recent review
One of the best...

Hopgoods' is a quality restaurant and you can be assured of enjoying your dining experience. Despite the grammatical error in the restaurant name (check it out) there is nothing wrong with their well-constructed menu! Having eaten here often, I recommend making a reservation during peak seasons.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Michael E
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Queenstown
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Queenstown
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Hopgoods' is a quality restaurant and you can be assured of enjoying your dining experience. Despite the grammatical error in the restaurant name (check it out) there is nothing wrong with their well-constructed menu! Having eaten here often, I recommend making a reservation during peak seasons.

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Blenheim
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67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Always welcomed with warm and friendly service. I had the salmon starter, was perfect and well flavoured and seasoned. Main was great but not outstanding but still a very enjoyable meal

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Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is outstanding! Fortunately for us Jan at the Century Park Motel was able get us squeezed in here for a late notice reservation on a Tuesday night (our second swing through Nelson, couldn't get in the first time we tried). Food was FABULOUS, service was friendly and expedient. No wonder they are booked so far ahead! Tried one... More 

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La Grande, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

During our 5 night stay in Nelson a local couple we met at a World Cup Cricket match in Nelson suggested we dine at Hopgoods. One of the best meals we have ever had. Recognizing that those of you viewing this should not just take our word for this here is another vote for Hopgoods. While enjoying our meal my... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was the best meal we had in our 3 weeks in NZ! Although there was quite a wait to get a table inside, we were able to be seated outside fairly quickly, as it was a bit chilly. The food was outstanding! We each ordered a different entrée and passed them around so we could taste 3 different things.... More 

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Benson, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had one of the best meals that we'd had in our whole month-long New Zealand trip at Hopgoods - so good in fact, that we went back again the next night! The atmosphere is lovely and relaxed, and the food is wonderfully tasty and delicate with amazing flavours. We went on a Tuesday (I think) where they had a... More 

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We just called in for drinks and entrees, but the service was prompt and food was fantastic. One complaint: the waitress had such a strong accent we could hardly understand here and presumably she had difficulty understanding us as we had to repeat ourselves. Service is often an issue in Nelson, I think because a lot of waiting staff seem... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have dined here a few times previously and the service is consistently impeccable! Top points to Hopgoods for training their Front of House Staff to such a high standards! Food is always beautifully presented and tastes great. Something we have come to expect from Hopgoods is that WOW factor on the plate, however sadly this time it lacked. The... More 

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Stewarton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by our motel. They offered first class service to accompany a first class meal. Meal was beautifully presented and it could be seen that the chefs were working hard to produce excellent food. Well done.

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surrey
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136 reviews 136 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a really great dining experience. Interesting menu, great cooking and impeccable service. We had eaten here on a previous trip to NZ, and were delighted to have the chance to do so again on our return visit. It is deservedly popular, so reservations are strongly advised I was interested to see some reviews discussing whether or not this... 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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