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284 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 7191
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Saint Louis
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an excellent meal here. The Venison and tartare were outstanding as was the lamb. A really nice meal here

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Thank Andrew K
Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here whilst staying in Nelson. We're one week into our honeymoon and this is the best food we've eaten so far. All the food was lovely but the lamb stole the show. Would love to eat here again if we're ever passing through.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed wonderful food at Hopgoods, a restaurant with modern ambience, and friendly attentive staff. The presentation of each course was very well done, and the execution and result was excellent! Certainly will stand out in our memory of visiting Nelson.

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Thank 887wendy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We both enjoyed the tasting menu, with wine, which offered a wonderful showcase for local produce and meats. The service was great, the atmosphere awesome and we would come back here again in a heartbeat. This is one of the best reasons to stay - or live - in Nelson (and there are SO many others!).

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Thank Sally P
Nelson, New Zealand
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here recently on a busy Friday the night. Many people came in off the street without booking earlier and were turned away, We started by sharing the pork terrine - great flavours. I had a beef dish with prunes and it just melted in your mouth. My partner had the pork belly - another lovely dish. For dessert... More 

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Thank LandN449
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I went there for an anniversary dinner. We had a variety of dishes. The food was presented well and the taste was amazing. The staff were polite and accomodating and I will definitely be going back.

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Thank Phoebe D
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here to celebrate a special occasion and we'll definitely be back. The service was excellent with staff being very attentive without being overbearing. There was a good drinks selection and the food was fantastic.

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Thank 22las22
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary with a Chateaubriand. Specially prepared by arrangement. Fabulous. Preparation, presentation, and satisfaction.... perfect. A Himmersfield Syrah (local) to match. And the medium/rear beef was very red in the middle.....as we love it.

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Thank Neil C
Auckland N.Z
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our whole experience here was spot on! We wanted to try every single thing on the menu, it all sounds.... and is truly delicious food. The ambience is great, not too formal with a nice and relaxed feeling. We have booked to return very soon.

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Thank Ali F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very good restaurant except for one minor flaw. They don't prepare meat rare/medium-rare. Beef ordered medium-rare shows no internal redness. Other than that, and the opportunity to eat outdoors, I would still go back if I ever was to return to Nelson.

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Thank Berton L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
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
Description
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?