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284 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 7191
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hopgoods is ranked #1 because it deserves to be ranked #1. We have been in NZ for 3 weeks and this is the best restaurant (and the most expensive) that we have eaten. We had the Whitebait ($22.) and the salmon ($24) for appetizers. For the main we had the lamb ($39.), the beef ($39.) and the fish (grouper) ($38.)... More 

Thank TopsideMI
Sydney, Australia
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On touring around New Zealand and staying several nights in Nelson, the Hopgoods & Co. restaurant came highly recommended. As such, I contacted the restaurant and booked for a Friday night. We could only get a 6pm sitting due to the restaurant being fully booked. Thus it appeared this restaurant was highly rated, and very popular. Now being a trained... More 

Thank Geoff B
Launceston, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This may not be the cheapest restaurant in Nelson but I'm certain it's the best. Two beef dishes for the main course were superb, I suggest trying the Federation Brewery dark stout type beer to accompany the beef, rich dark and full of flavour. The service was excellent and we left feeling as though it's a meal we'll remember for... More 

Thank Ferris H
South Lyon, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If 908 reviews giving Hopgoods an overall 5 star isn't enough, here is one more! This was the finest dining experience I've had in a year or more. All four of our meals were excellent. The service was very friendly and perfectly paced. This is the first restaurant I've given a 5 star on Trip Advisor.

Thank bill h
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband had the filet, so tender that he cut it with a butter knife. I had the pork belly which was incredible. We were lucky to get a seat outside on a beautiful early evening and the waitress was very professional and spot-on. Although slightly more expensive than other restaurants in the area, the food and service make it... More 

Thank Traveler714
Halifax, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Hopgood's for my wife's birthday. We arrived and the restaurant was almost full but we were seated immediately. A very pleasant atmosphere . We were however placed fairly close to to other tables. The couples at the tables turned about to be very chatty and full of good information about New Zealand. When they found out that... More 

Thank Arthur6020
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to have a side room for our very convivial and delicious meal. Sometimes the main restaurant can be a little noisy but on this occasion we were probably the lively ones! The food was superb, i haven't enjoyed food so much anywhere else recently. The cooking shows such finesse and showcases the local ingredients perfectly. Portions... More 

Thank jacaranda360
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food and excellent service from attentive staff. A great experience but definitely a restaurant for educated palates and not really one for taking the kids as the menu is a little sophisticated. Good wine & cocktail selection. We enjoyed the pastry three cheese cigars, Angus fillet, lamb rump. The breads were made in house and were divine. As for... More 

Thank nigruk
Dallas, Texas
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44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here on Valentines Day and even though they were busy, the service was quite good and caring. I had the chicken liver parfait and the roast duck. Both were good - the duck was excellent. I'd order both again. My husband had the scampi and onion tart. He said his rump of lamb was very flavorful. A great... More 

Thank CathyRickAdventure
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, delicious food, terrific service and good selection of wines. I had the lamb prepared with a lovely outer crust and a rare tender inside. We were very pleased!

Thank David R

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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
US$14 - US$26
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
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?