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) #1 of 125 Restaurants in Nelson ££££ European, , Vegetarian Friendly
284 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 7191
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“scampi” (23 reviews)
“duck confit” (14 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
284 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing best meal we have had in 4 weeks in NZ the service was attentive without being invasive. I would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant. On a par with top London restaurants well done loved it

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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

The proprietors of our B&B, A Culinary Experience, recommended this to us and made reservations. The food was fantastic. We recommend both the restaurant and the B&B to anyone planning a trip to Nelson.

Thank Paul_Bryant_Meredith
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed Hopgoods when it opened 10 years ago, it was a breath of fresh dining "air" in the Nelson scene. Returning now with a nearly 6 year old in tow we hoped the old magic remained. Nope. It has taken a large leap forward....More

Thank jabbahut1968
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We have frequented Hopgoods for many years and despite the excellent cuisine and reasonably good service, the menu is "tired" and in need of variety. That said, the carpaccio is wonderful and the cheese soufflé' divine………Mains are "same old" said from the fresh fish. Very...More

Thank rahall
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We could not fault our experience here. The food was incredible, the service amazing - everything was perfect. We shared the chicken liver parfait to start (do not miss this) which we smeared all over delicious brioche - genius. Then we had the pork belly...More

1  Thank Chelsea513
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

The food and service is stellar! One of our more memorable meals in New Zealand. This must rank as one of the top restaurants in the country. Happy to accommodate coeliac menu for hubby. Not exotic, great, fresh well prepared food. Lovely service as well....More

Thank mdaunheimer
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We were on the way from Abel Tasman to Blenheim and Nelson seemed to be good in time for a dinner. What a tasty coincidence!!! Just my style of food… seasonal, regional and good ingredients - cooked with a lot of know how, love and...More

Thank nolvio
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best restaurant in Nelson. The food is amazing every time, the crispy duck salad (they should bring this back on the menu) is my favourite dish, the service is also good. Highly recommend!

Thank nwal22
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We were lucky enough to get a table the night we arrived in Nelson which apparently was very unusual.The service and the food were exemplary .I cannot recommend this restaurant enough

Thank mario527
Reviewed 22 January 2016

5 of us traveling together enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. Several entrees were ordered and we were all very happy. I had the spinach ricotta rotola and it one of the tastiest dishes I have ever enjoyed. Service was spot on as well.

Thank msrpoipu
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$15 - US$26
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
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Local cuisine, Groups
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
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Good honest local cuisine, served in a casual environment.
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