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“Always great”
Review of Hopgoods

Hopgoods
Ranked #1 of 196 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $26
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Good honest local cuisine, served in a casual environment.
Reviewed June 5, 2013

What a wonderful meal. As always the food and service were first class. The menu changes frequently. A beer list of a a hrea selection of Nelson craft beers was a welcome addition since my last visit.

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Thank notagain9
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

I'm ashamed to say that we haven't been to our own city's most applauded restaurant for a couple of years until we got back there last night. And we are pleased to report that what made Hopgoods special then is what still makes Hopgood special. Unobtrusive service, quality produce, beautiful flavours and complete consistency are still the standards. You can choose Hopgoods for an occasion and know that you will get the meal you had hoped for, no surprises, no disappointments.The menu changes to suit the seasons but some signature dishes remain ... crispy duck salad, for instance, for the likes of me who had it last time and was happy to see it still there. It's a popular and busy venue, probably not the first choice for a hushed dinner for two, but we had a great time and the waitresses made certain our twosome wasn't lost as another 20 or so arrived. Compliments to Kevin Hopgood and his team, Form is fleeting but class is permanent!

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Thank PeteM289
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Four of us went to dinner at Hopgoods last Monday evening. They now have BYO on Monday evenings which is a great idea as it make the evening out more affordable.

Two of us had bread and olives for a starter, my husband had the crispy duck entree and I had the pork and cheese croquettes. We were all very pleased with our choices.

For mains 3 of the party had the pork belly which was outstanding and the fourth had the crispy duck as a main meal, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Both couples shared a dessert - which made a nice finish to a wonderful meal.

We were impressed with the service and even more so when the waitress bought us clean glasses when we had finished the pinot noir we had bought us and changed to shiraz.
The only little niggle we had was that the lighting was quite dim - perhaps we found it so as we are in the older age group! -which made reading the menu which was in a fairly light print not so easy.

This is about our 6th visit to Hopgoods and the food and service is outstanding. We have never been disappointed and this time, once again, it lived up to expectations. For the couple with us this was their first visit and they were very impressed by the whole dining experience.

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Thank Adrienne L
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

visited on a Tuesday night and the restaurant was full, and looking around later that night they were the only restaurant that was busy
Service was very good , with meals presented in a very timely fashion , even though the restaurant was full and we arrived at a peak time
I had a smoked salmon entrée , which was well presented but only two thin slivers of salmon for $22
The main was a pork belly which was very nice and again well presented , I do struggle to find things to eat here , as I am not so adventurous as others , accompanied by a serving of beans
We shared a dessert of Peanut Butter Ice cream slice, something very different than the norm as far as desserts go .
All in all a very nice meal, although agree with other reviewers that the ambience leaves a little to be desired for the prices that they are charging
Wines available by the glass were of a good quality and a good selection available

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Thank johntoddl
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

An excellent Nelson restaurant! This place has a great atmosphere, a small dining room, very knowledgable staff, and are able to make specialty meals (e.g. I requested food that be prepared according to specific dietry needs and this was not treated as an issue). I love Hopgoods and would definately recommend.

Thank Tagan P
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