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276 Hardy St East, Nelson, New Zealand
03 54 66 348
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Today
9:00 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, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 16
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  • 4
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  • 3
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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
excellent

First visit, so not sure what to expect, but we needn't have worried. We had the set three course dinner. There was plenty of choice and the food was delicious. I had a rare steak which was cooked to perfection. The staff were good too, friendly, efficient but unobtrusive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Lynne677
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

First visit, so not sure what to expect, but we needn't have worried. We had the set three course dinner. There was plenty of choice and the food was delicious. I had a rare steak which was cooked to perfection. The staff were good too, friendly, efficient but unobtrusive.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My husband and I have visited La Gourmandise on several occasions and have always enjoyed our visits. The service is always attentive and the food, whether it be for dinner or just dessert and coffee is always scrumptious.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you are into French food and are 8 Nelson you have to try this beautiful place. The food, the service, the relaxed atmosphere... Brilliant. Great coffee too. I went for brunch and it was superb. I will be back.

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A simple menu, but great food, great atmosphere, good service and well-priced. We come here as often as possible.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Virtually all the tripadvisors' comments before were very good so we went to try it out. And it certainly did not disappoint. I ordered the fish of the day, gurnard in ratatouille with a tiny dollop of pesto sauce - and man it was packed with flavour. When you have such fresh ingredients, all you need is simple cooking and... More 

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Hawker, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Breakfast crepes and coffee were just as described. Service very friendly. Wouldn't recommend against it, but I personally wouldn't go out of my way to go again.

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Summerland, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

great food, excellent friendly service in a very French atmosphere - sometimes a little busy and noisy, but hey the food is super - we came for my birthday and enjoyed it so much we came again for our final evening in New Zealand on this year's vacation - we will return again next year

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Over the last few years, La Gourmandise has established itself as one of the go-to spots in Nelson for coffee, desserts, and every meal of the day. With fresh, local produce and meat, and delicious French cheeses, the galettes make a great breakfast or lunch. Rotating specials have kept things lively, as well as rotating dinner options. I always go... More 

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New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We dinned here as a spur of the moment treat on Valentine's night, and managed to get the last table. Wow what a treat, I haven't has snails since coming to nelson and they were divine. The three course menu was great value, and the service was amazing givin such a busy night. To top it if it was their... More 

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102 reviews 102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We booked this restaurant for 8.30 and were told that this was the last time for booking a table. However they were still taking customers but when 9 o'clock arrived people were told the kitchen was closed! The 3 course meal was excellent value and we both had French Onion Soup, a steak and a fish , cooked to perfection... More 

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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
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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