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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Atmosphere - Good Food

Attentive but discreet service staff who knew their dishes intimately. The slow cooked lamb was outstanding, the dish just melted in my mouth and the subtle taste of mint complimented the meal. The meal and the dining experience far outweighed the price . The wine selection was varied and well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Attentive but discreet service staff who knew their dishes intimately. The slow cooked lamb was outstanding, the dish just melted in my mouth and the subtle taste of mint complimented the meal. The meal and the dining experience far outweighed the price . The wine selection was varied and well thought out. Certainly a restaurant to visit again.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What do we all look for when going out Find dinning at its best Greeting staff at its best table service at its best the food at its best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Blue cheese soufflé for a starter? Yes please! There were candied walnuts and roasted beets under the perfectly risen soufflé. And the kumara (Maori sweet potato) raviolis with goat cheese were also perfectly cooked and not over sauced. I have never had kumara until then and Hopgoods did such a great introduction. The Feijoa soda recommended to me was a... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always excellent food and service. The best restaurant in NZ! Good central location, great atmosphere and consistent quality of locally sourced products. Portion sizes good and wide choice of dishes My favourite Nelson restaurant.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Kevin Hopgood offers an amazing range of cuisine choices. Great atmosphere, awesome staff, and incredible food--a trifecta.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very enjoyable evening. Good food, prompt service. Pricey but worth it. I had the fish and was impressed with the portion size. The cheese is served with a ginger bread which my partner did not like but otherwise everything was yummy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The food and service were absolutely faultless. Possibly the best lamb we have ever eaten. And from the initial greeting to ordering us a cab the staff were excellent. Totally recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went for my partners 60th. (Table for two). We booked online. Lovely ambiance, warm and subtle lighting. We were given a complementary bread and olive oil prior to the prompt delivery of our meal. The lamb we had was delicious and we ordered a side dish of broccoli. The staff were great and we admired their team work as they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had an excellent dinner in Hopgoods. The attention was very nice and the dishes all good. The environment is very friendly and the staff all very prepared for you to have a very pleasant stay. Totally recommended, one of the best restaurants in Nelson.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Enjoyed a meal here after tramping the Abel Tasman, enjoyed an interesting selection of local produce prepared and presented in an innovative way. Great taste and texture profiles at what seemed a very reasonable price. A fairly good wine selection with a preference for good local wines and beers. A great evening and walking distance from our accommodation.

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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 13 - 23

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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