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La Gourmandise

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276 Hardy St East, Nelson, New Zealand
03 54 66 348
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9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic French

Went for dinner last night and loved everything we ordered. Flavorful onion soup was followed by a fresh, tasty green salad, crispy baguette, a galette with egg, bacon and cheese and a fine cream dessert. Not a misstep from start to finish. Service was efficient and friendly. Liked it so much we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Peter9234
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Guilford, Connecticut
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Guilford, Connecticut
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner last night and loved everything we ordered. Flavorful onion soup was followed by a fresh, tasty green salad, crispy baguette, a galette with egg, bacon and cheese and a fine cream dessert. Not a misstep from start to finish. Service was efficient and friendly. Liked it so much we Booked a table for tomorrow .

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Thank Peter9234
Edinburgh
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of chic places to eat in Nelson but *do* give La Gourmandise a try. We went for dinner on Friday (sirloin steaks), returned on Saturday for breakfast (croissants and hot chocolate) and went back again later on Saturday for a galette and a crèpe. Beautifully cooked, authentically French and not at all expensive.

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Thank AlanRamsay
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had both breakfast and lunch here and really enjoyed the savory galettes. Service is great, coffee is outstanding, and the prices are reasonable.

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Thank RainbowBriteErin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third visit to this great little restaurant. The food is excellent and tasty . Service is prompt and with a smile. Love everything about it.

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Thank jen h
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting Nelson just recently we ate here 2 nights running. WE enjoyed the ambience, menu & tasty food we returned twice in a row!! Service was prompt & friendly, excellent beverage list. Prices were fine. Recommend to others.

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Thank KiwiTravellers
Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, great variety and tasty food. Forgot my coffee order, but that's a forgivable blemish. Will definitely be back next time we are in Nelson.

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Thank Matt B
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at La Gourmandise. It was super busy when we arrived, but our waitress was really kind and more than happy to assist. The salmon and avocado crepe was simply amazing - hands down the best crepe I've ever had. Thanks so much for a great experience! Will definitely come and visit again!

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Thank Bubble_nz
Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We have treated ourselves to the amazing crepes and galettes at La Gourmandise several times and each experience has been remarkable! The food is consistently amazing! Bravo Mylene and Gregoire for bringing a REAL taste of France to us here in Nelson!!

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Thank Alesia671
Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We went there for dinner and had the duck and the ravioli. Ravioli was flavourful and the perfect portion size for me. The duck was good but needed some kind of sauce or jus. We didn't have room for dessert so we came back the next morning for breakfast. Breakfast was just as lovely... We shared the Normandy crepe and... More 

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Thank rec998
Nelson, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The title of the restaurant is self-explanatory; the chef cooks with a French flair, the staff are from la belle France, and the general atmosphere is gallic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 276 Hardy St East, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 03 54 66 348

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?