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“Romantic dinner, amazing food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hopgoods

Hopgoods
Ranked #1 of 171 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $25
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Good honest local cuisine, served in a casual environment.
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“Romantic dinner, amazing food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Another out of this world dinner at the best restaurant in Nelson. Spicy garlic prawns, pork belly and banana split for desert, all some of the best food I've eaten in a long time. Excellent service too, will be back soon.

Visited December 2012
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Sydney
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food & Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We dined at Hopgoods for my birthday with friends just before Christmas so the restaurant was very busy, but this did not alter the service or atmosphere, it's a good thing we booked. All of our meals were supurb, with the freshest ingredients and amazing flavours! My husband and I ordered fish and due to his medical condition forgot to let the staff know that he needed it cooked through, when we realised that it was cooked a little rare for him they had absolutley no problem in taking it back to the kitchen and cooking a little longer infact it came back looking almost better than before. We were so impressed that it was so easy for them rectifyn with such little fuss. I would rate this as one of the best restaurants in Nelson, so worth it!

  • Visited December 2012
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A superb and memorable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Nothing pretentious about this restaurant, but what superb cooking! Every dish was perfect, with a lovely blending of flavours. The menu was tempting (we could eat there very week if Nelson were our home town) the wine list was very appetising and the service was careful and efficient - we never felt in the least bit hurried, but neither were we ever neglected for a moment. The staff were well informed about the ingredients of the various dishes too. The ambience was just right - a nice buzz of conversation, but you didn't feel in the least crowded. Nor was there any intrusive music - you could just concentrate on the culinary experience. I think this would have to rate as one of the best meals we've had anywhere .

  • Visited November 2012
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

Best meal in New Zealand. Fresh ingredients, semi-casual atmosphere, wonderful staff. Pricey, but absolutely worth every penny.

Visited November 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“great food at nelson's #1 restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

Was recommended this award winning restaurant by a wood art gallery owner. Ordered the garlic prawn for starters, roasted pork belly for mains, and finished off with chocolate truffle dessert. Was not disappointed as the prawns were succulent and the pork belly crispy and juicy. Do ensure you make reservations in advance as this place was filled out before 730 even though it was only a Thursday.

  • Visited December 2012
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