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284 Trafalgar St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 7191
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Ranked #1 of 133 Restaurants in Nelson
Price range: $15 - $27
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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

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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Casual outdoor seating or fancier indoor feeling but fancy delectable and beautiful food all the way! We had the local fish, grouper, prepared perfectly with accompanied veggies and homemade gnocchi. Divine!

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melbourne, AUSTRALIA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

On one of the last nights of the trip, my partner and I wanted to treat my generous parents to a nice meal in thanks for the fantastic holiday they took us on in NZ. I'd read that this was one of the best places on the South Island if not the country and was excited to get a booking.... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dined there twice on a three day Nelson stay. The service was fantastic and the food was exquisite. On a par with NZ's best. Nice wine list too with very reasonable pricing. They also stock a nice range of local craft beers. Highly recommended.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner at Hopgoods. The food was nciely presented and delicious. Our waitress was friendly and her service was very good. They also have a nice selection of local wines and local craft beers. Would go back for sure!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I rang up the restaurant a day or two in advance to enquire about booking but was told they were completely booked up. No problem - I just asked to be put on a waiting list in case there were any cancellations. I also asked if they could accomodate a vegan diner (which they can, with advance notice). A couple... More 

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Southern England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I ate here 3 times during my stay in Nelson twice as a couple and then as a party of six, both the service and food was consistently good. The food was nicely presented and tasty. The only downside was that at the back of the restaurant it was noisy, we had to ask to be moved to the front,... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

I read the reviews and decided to give Hopgoods a go for my wifes birthday. We were greeted by a very friendly Irish waitress who throughout our meal was wonderful. Now although I was slightly disappointed by the appetisers giving them a 6 out of 10 the mains and deserts were exceptional and as good as you will get anywhere.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Décor could do with an update. Not really a fine dining style of restaurant. Wonderful staff. Meals were fine, but nothing that has stood out in my memory unfortunately.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My wife and I celebrated my birthday with dinner at Hopgoods and we had a wonderful time. I always enjoy discovering what surprises are on the menu, a good mix of the favorites, old dishes with a twist and sometimes a new creation to experience. One thing that doesn't change though is how good the food tastes, the consistently well... More 

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Oliver, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My wife and our group of friends have been coming to this fine establishment for MANY years. That is why it is painful to submit this review. The attitude of the staff (as always) was terrific BUT, that does not compensate for serving the wrong drinks, pouring 3 oz for a $12.50 glass of wine and simply not being able... More 

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Additional Information about Hopgoods

Address: 284 Trafalgar St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-545 7191
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
Average Prices: USD 15 - 27

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