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Hopgoods

284 Trafalgar St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 7191
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Ranked #1 of 120 restaurants in Nelson
Price range: $17 - $31
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Hopgood's offers modern, hearty, seasonally based dishes, focusing on local ingredients, served in a casual environment.
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This restaurant came highly recommended to me by a local Nelsonian whom I was sitting next to on the plane ride down. It is a highly rated restaurant and has won several prizes so I did have high expectations for it. The food was indeed excellent but certainly quite pricey. The menu is divided into "Appetisers", "Entrees" and "Mains". I... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Booked well ahead, told them about food sensitivities, one person lactose intolerant, two gluten free - but on the night there was no effort to cater to our needs. They just took food off the plate - but charged us the same price. This standard of restaurant could make more effort I think, disappointing.

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West Coast
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Went for tea with a small group after hearing it was number one in NZ. Wouldn't rate it as the best place I've eaten in NZ but was still very good. Lovely meals and good service. Tried a variety of dishes between us and everyone was happy. Only thing I'd say is the bathrooms could do with an upgrade -... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Location of this place is quite central. Service is really friendly. Good dinning atmosphere. I like how delicate their food looks. The size is also good. Chocolate mousse is my favorite.

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Wairoa, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

From the warm welcome to the stunning choice of food - this was a really enjoyable restaurant to visit. Exceptionally capable and attentive staff made the whole experience even more enjoyable.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We booked in advance which was as well as it was busy. Food was good especially the starters. Try the scampi and ham yum. Good wine list and great service. Well worth a visit.

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london
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170 reviews 170 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at the level of culinary sophistication of this place. It was very beautifully presented and tasty. The ambience of this place is warm and inviting and the cleanliness of the toilet is a plus. We ordered the buff oyster (again served without shell) - it was very fresh and tasty. Prawn is genuine good sized serving... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was by far the best meal we have enjoyed while living in New Zealand. The menu was imaginative and accessible, the meal could not be faulted - beautifully cooked with a balanced fusion of flavours and textures. The waiting staff were exceptionally polite and helpful and the atmosphere of the restaurant was comfortable and cosy. Prices were on a... More

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Darwin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Hopgoods, is relatively compact with great staff, excellent food and acceptable prices. The atmosphere is casual and romantic. A very enjoyable evening.

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london
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were fortunate to get a table on valentines day and were pleased with the choice of food and the wine list with efficient but unfussy service.

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