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284 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 7191
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Launceston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This may not be the cheapest restaurant in Nelson but I'm certain it's the best. Two beef dishes for the main course were superb, I suggest trying the Federation Brewery dark stout type beer to accompany the beef, rich dark and full of flavour. The service was excellent and we left feeling as though it's a meal we'll remember for... More 

Thank Ferris H
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband had the filet, so tender that he cut it with a butter knife. I had the pork belly which was incredible. We were lucky to get a seat outside on a beautiful early evening and the waitress was very professional and spot-on. Although slightly more expensive than other restaurants in the area, the food and service make it... More 

Thank Traveler714
Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Hopgood's for my wife's birthday. We arrived and the restaurant was almost full but we were seated immediately. A very pleasant atmosphere . We were however placed fairly close to to other tables. The couples at the tables turned about to be very chatty and full of good information about New Zealand. When they found out that... More 

Thank Arthur6020
Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to have a side room for our very convivial and delicious meal. Sometimes the main restaurant can be a little noisy but on this occasion we were probably the lively ones! The food was superb, i haven't enjoyed food so much anywhere else recently. The cooking shows such finesse and showcases the local ingredients perfectly. Portions... More 

Thank jacaranda360
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food and excellent service from attentive staff. A great experience but definitely a restaurant for educated palates and not really one for taking the kids as the menu is a little sophisticated. Good wine & cocktail selection. We enjoyed the pastry three cheese cigars, Angus fillet, lamb rump. The breads were made in house and were divine. As for... More 

Thank nigruk
Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We dined here on Valentines Day and even though they were busy, the service was quite good and caring. I had the chicken liver parfait and the roast duck. Both were good - the duck was excellent. I'd order both again. My husband had the scampi and onion tart. He said his rump of lamb was very flavorful. A great... More 

Thank CathyRickAdventure
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, delicious food, terrific service and good selection of wines. I had the lamb prepared with a lovely outer crust and a rare tender inside. We were very pleased!

Thank David R
Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Without any doubt this restaurant is on par with any top restaurant anywhere in the world. Service adsolutly first class, efficient and knowledgeable very professional. The food is excellent from a small menu but you would want to try every dish what a shame we are not staying here in Nelson 6 days so we could try all the courses.... More 

Thank Tony M
Tauranga, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four of us and we had made a reservation a week earlier having previously read some great reviews of the restaurant. Nothing disappointed us, the evening was superb, attentive staff, great food (top end pricing) and well priced but excellent wine list. Decor was great and liked the spacing in the restaurant. Highly recommended.

Thank graemeh545
Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood restaurant, there are plenty of other options. The staff were great and we were able to have a joke with them. Would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sandra M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $26
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 7191
Good honest local cuisine, served in a casual environment.

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