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European, New Zealand
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284 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 7191
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best dining experience I've had in 4 years, 5 courses, perfectly matching wines, totally relaxed atmosphere. Loved it, made our wedding anniversary totally great.

Thank Damian B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best food and service in town. Always welcoming and a treat. They have recently added a waiting come bar area. Great addition.

Thank Tassy7173
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visit Nelson a lot but we only just made it to Hopgoods. We now want to go straight back!! Amazing food and great wine list!!! Well priced. Our group of four all enjoyed our entrees, mains and stayed for dessert. The highlight was the salmon entree!!

Thank adelejefferies
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner at Hopgoods was a great choice for our wedding anniversary. The food was fantastic, lovely to be able to order champagne by the glass and the service was excellent.

Thank KaritaneMartin
Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our food was delicious, innovative and interesting. They had good vegetarian options as well. Service was quite good and attentive. Wine choices and recommendation were superb.

Thank dre5054543
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The service at Hopgood's & Co has been excellent: very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious, especially the starters: We've enjoyed two tasteful dishes, one with fine porkbelly, crispy scampi, peanuts and salad, one with salmon and scampi. Both have been exceptionally tasteful. Subtle flavours! The mains were Angus beef fillet, medium rare with creamy polenta, roast carrots, prunes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the best meals we had in New Zealand. Its not cheap but then again dining out in NZ is generally expensive. Creative menu with delicious results. Service was good to begin with but we had to wait an eternity for the bill. Perhaps they did not want us to feel rushed. Would certainly recommend.

Thank Tokalosh
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Exceptional service and great atmosphere. It all starts well when it feels right when you are greeted warmly. The food is presented beautifully, and although medium portion sizes, accompaniments make it a special meal. My steak was cooked perfectly. What more can be said. Make sure you book though. It is a popular place.

Thank Buckoinchch
Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Location is very nice, staff is friendly and service is great. Good selection of local wines and beers and the food is amazing! The best restaurant for me in Nelson!

Thank SorelleBenazzoli
Reigate, Surrey uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were very lucky to get a table at Hopgoods during our recent 3 night stay. Food was exceptional, a cut above any other meal we have had while travelling through NZ. Our meals were full of flavour with wonderful ingredients and unusual combinations. Don't miss the belly pork with pear!

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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
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
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?