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La Gourmandise

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276 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mapua, Tasman Bays Region
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The six of us share a meal regularly after going to a NEDFAS Lecture, and we nearly always order our favourite Galette! We all find it a pleasant atmosphere and very good value for such a pleasant meal.

Thank mirren s
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were lucky enough to enjoy a meal here tonight whilst on our honey moon. The staff and atmosphere were so welcoming and the food was simply divine! My husband had the duck, and we can easily say it's the best duck we've ever eaten! Oh and make sure you don't miss out on the creme brûlée!

Thank Bubble86
Nelson, New Zealand
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good service and very good food, we go there often for a light lunch and in the evening for a dessert. It is authentic french food - I am French and it always takes me back home for a little while... The only bad point for the restaurant is the price - the galettes are a little bit expensive for... More 

Thank LauraBiessy
Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very yummy Galettes, friendly and efficient staff without being pushy.... Very reasonably priced, and the 'Specials' are worth a go, particularly the Dessert Specials. At times it pays to book, they are very popular.

Thank omaszefczyk
Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely casual yet classy cafe restaurant, serving mostly savoury (gluten free!) galettes with a few salad and sandwich options. They do evening meals too, with a real French authenticity, but I mostly love going with friends for lunch - tasty, simple ingredients, beautifully presented.

Thank Berrylicious12
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Went for a relaxed Sunday night meal with my partner. We shared a bottle of Richmond Plains Blanc de Noir, and a baked cheese with bread and fruit to start, both delicious! My steak was cooked perfectly and the potato accompaniment was excellent! My partner greatly enjoyed her salmon. A crepe each for dessert, and posibly the weak point of... More 

Thank skonetch
Nelson, New Zealand
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

La Gourmandise - great menu, something for everyone, delicious food. Friendly staff, attentive and helpful without breathing down your neck all the time. I had the 'Saumon et sa croute d’amande’ which is to die for. Baked salmon with a almond crust served with leeks fondue and gourmet potatoes. My friends opted for the ‘Duck confit galette’ which was the... More 

Thank Raewyn7150
Waiouru, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Very authentic french restaurant! I have been to France and eaten a lot over there and this was the best french food that I have eaten outside of France! Also turned up on a Friday night with a group of 9, no booking and managed to get a table right away! Great service and very friendly!! Atmosphere was also great,... More 

Thank FearlessKiwi
Tasman, New Zealand
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118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Lunch of confit duck galettes with potatoes and green salad, croquet monsieur's for the kids. Lovely crepes for desserts. Service was friendly and good. Nice French music creating a really nostalgic atmosphere. Relaxed, fun and excellent value for money.

Thank karenjG2649DT
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Wow! Delightful service and delicious to say the least. Thank you La Gourmandise for fantastic food at great prices. One of the best meals ever!! Love the atmosphere where we could actually talk to our friends and were not competing with music. Such an enjoyable night. Thank you!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 276 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 6435466348

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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?