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Hopgoods

284 Trafalgar St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 7191
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Ranked #1 of 121 Restaurants in Nelson
Price range: $16 - $29
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Went to Hopgoods last week with my partner for a casual evening meal, having been there on occasion in the past. The restaurant has an excellent reputation, and we had a very good dining experience. Nice service, good food, pleasant environment - and Kevin's a really nice guy. We would eat there again - recommended.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Menu always updated but the food is always as good, or even better. The only restaurant that made me realise, being a chicken person, that vegetarian dish can be really awesome:)

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Nelson
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Well my wife and I went there for an anniversary dinner and it was beautiful. The only thing wrong was the size. Just wish there was a bit more on the plate as I couldn't get enough beautiful food. Other then that very very happy costumers. Thanks

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
29 reviews 29 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
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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
25 helpful votes 25 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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