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La Gourmandise

276 Hardy St East, Nelson, New Zealand
03 54 66 348
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Ranked #43 of 120 restaurants in Nelson
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My friend offered to shout me a treat at this cafe. Never again at this place. My crepe was not cooked, cold and leathery. My seven year old granddaughter makes better crepes than this. My friend for eleven dollars received a small cold crepe with an almost invisible serving of grey fruit compote and a toddler size serving of bright... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I love pancakes so I came to this place for a little afternoon snack. As a chocolate lover, I ordered the pancake with chocolate sauce. I'm from Belgium and a big chocolate addict and I usually find it hard to find places where they get it right but La gourmandise has nailed it. The chocolate sauce was just as it... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great little French Restaurant with truly fabulous flavours. I chose the veal with mushrooms which had a good old fashioned country taste. The Creme brûlée was very nice, but not quite as good as others I've had. Tables down the bench seats are perhaps a little close together. Very reasonable prices.

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Viera, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Found this gem while wandering around Nelson before a tennis tournament and decided to come for dinner that evening. It did not disappoint. My husband and I shared the warm goat cheese salad, he had the steak with frites and I had the duck. Everything was wonderful. I wish I'd saved room for dessert because they looked lovely.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

It was our wedding anniversary so I spent some time choosing the right venue .. We both had French onion soup as starter, I have been spoilt with French onion on med cruise menu was overseen by Jaques Pepan and in New York at Anthoney Bourdains restaurant plus various Paris cafés , it is a simple soup but hard to... More

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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for the italien restaurant that we visited this time last year but it had been replaced by a generic nz cuisine restaurant. Didn't fancy that. Next door but one to the sprig and fern pub is la gourmandise restaurant. What a pleasure! Lovely welcoming staff and cosy atmosphere. And the food was wonderful. And 2 courses for... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I had a lovely meal here with friends. It was the first time I had been there and I will definitely go again. Theres a wonderful array of French cousine on the menu to choose from. Highly recomended.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Dinner for four at this delightful restaurnt.We were walking past and food and price looked good and we were not disappointed. Beautifully cooked food and excellent service, friendly with a smile and a joke. We did not experience any problems and the price was good. $200 for dinner for four with 2 entrees, 4 mains, 2 deserts, coffee, wine and... More

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Melbourne Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed dinner at La Gourmandise during our visit to Nelson. A friendly greeting on arrival set the mood for the evening. The menu offers an extensive selection and we chose the 3 courses for $37 option. Our French onion soup was superb, My wife had the fish of the day (Gurnett) and I had the veal... More

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Place was half empty when we arrived, no wonder. I ordered a Chai Latte, the 'Chai' part of the milk being nonexistent, the rude owner glared at me when i complained and tried to toss of an excuse of it being a 'homemade' recipe? Then why would you sell it? She attempted to remedy it after i insisted, what i... More

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