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284 Trafalgar St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 7191
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Ranked #1 of 130 Restaurants in Nelson
Price range: $15 - $28
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
Whitianga, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The meals we had were beautifully cooked and the service was spot on. It was a bit noisy when a big group came in otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Would go back again.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I have had two meals here in the last 18 months. Both times the meals were very good indeed. Lovely ambience despite the wooden floors which can be a bit noisy. Wait staff very knowledgable and skilled, which is rare in Nelson. Food was imaginative and beautifully cooked. The Prime Minister was there the night I visited and he looked... More 

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Ohakune, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is my second dining experience at Hopgoods and it was just as lovely the second time around. The food is consistently fabulous. We had the oysters followed by the snapper and it all was delish. It wasn't the best meal I have ever had in NZ but was pretty damn close. Highly reccommend for a special nite out!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had a long day from Wellington to Nelson and got to this recommend restaurant at 8pm. It lived up to all expectations and more. I loved the red snapper and my wife had a great vegetarian dish. Best meal so far on out trip to New Zealand. Would recommend this to everybody. Visit on 12 dec 2014

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This would normally rate a 5, as the food was amazing and the service attentive. Unfortunately, the noise level was so intense that it was very distracting and unpleasant. It may have been the table where we were seated - back in the back in the corner. I would strongly recommend installing some type of acoustic insulation.

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We tried to book in on the Saturday night but it was fully booked. So if you want to go here book well in advance. Luckily we had 4 nights in Nelson so booked for our last night on Monday. The service at Hopgoods is very very good - young attentive and engaging staff took great care to make sure... More 

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new zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner with a large group. We pre arranged a set menu that was well priced with at least four chioces for entree, main and desert. As always the food was outstanding. I can not rate Hopgoods highly enough.

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Auckland New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had a great meal at Hopgoods during a short holiday in Nelson. Between us we had the pulled pork croquettes and bread as appetisers, and mains of the pork belly and the angus beef fillet. The food was cooked and presented with imagination, and the service was excellent. The meal was well worth the money spent.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We had been recommended Hopgood's as the best restaurant in Nelson. Well, it's perhaps unfair to judge on just one meal but for my money they were beaten by another restaurant during our stay in Nelson. That's not to say that Hopgood's is not good - it is. I had excellent carpaccio as a starter and my venison main was... More 

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Nelson new zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant always lives up to our expectations and we have been going there for many years now. The food and service are impeccable and it's never a problem for me to have my non meat and gluten free needs met.

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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 - 28

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