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284 Trafalgar St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 7191
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Ranked #1 of 121 Restaurants in Nelson
Price range: $17 - $30
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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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346 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This will rate as one of my best ever dining experiences. The food was just divine. The combinations of flavours was so unusual but worked every time. I had a blue cheese souffle with toffee-covered hazelnuts. It sounds a bit odd but was yummy. Then I had a great steak with something dark and delicious on top and finally a... More

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New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This restaurant is listed as the top restaurant in Nelson, so as we were there for a couple of days we booked a table. We had been to Ford (almost right next door) the previous night and had enjoyed that very much, so were looking forward to Hopgoods. When we arrived, we felt the restaurant looked a bit bland. It... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had an amazing evening meal here. We had Bread, warm olives & truffle butter as a starter, Braised lamb wrapped in bacon, bubble & squeak, roast carrots & wild nettle salsa verde and Pure Angus beef fillet, mushroom gratin, parmesan polenta, watercress pesto & red wine. The starter and both mains were amazing and couldn't be faulted. The service... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Visited this restaurant on the basis of a strong recommendation by a local resident. We had an enjoyable dinner but it fell short of my expectations. The place is advertized as 'bar and restaurant'. We arrived early to have a cocktail but were declined because they don't have a bartender or even the basic liquor available to make a martini.... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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

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
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
Top Contributor
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
63 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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