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La Gourmandise

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276 Hardy St East, Nelson, New Zealand
09:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just love this little cafe/ restaurant. The owners and staff are always very welcoming, the food delicious and the special dishes worth coming back for. A great place for a Saturday morning coffee and croissant as well.Highly recommendable and the prices are very reasonable as well.

Thank Vera M
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoy coming to this place every time I am in Nelson. I wish there was a place like this where I live in Sydney! The food is fresh and delicious (and excellent value), the wines have been carefully selected and the service is always professional and warm. They demonstrate pride in their work and it shines through in... More 

Thank Veronica C
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This interesting restaurant is "down town" and easy to find. My wife decided on a Nordique and said she really enjoyed that with an extra side salad. I chose the Beef Cheeks Ragout, and was a little underwhelmed....it was quite a small meal for a main, and had something missing being a bit lacking in flavour. Finished the meal with... More 

Thank miles52
Mapua, Tasman Bays Region
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The six of us share a meal regularly after going to a NEDFAS Lecture, and we nearly always order our favourite Galette! We all find it a pleasant atmosphere and very good value for such a pleasant meal.

Thank mirren s
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were lucky enough to enjoy a meal here tonight whilst on our honey moon. The staff and atmosphere were so welcoming and the food was simply divine! My husband had the duck, and we can easily say it's the best duck we've ever eaten! Oh and make sure you don't miss out on the creme brûlée!

Thank Bubble86
Nelson, New Zealand
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good service and very good food, we go there often for a light lunch and in the evening for a dessert. It is authentic french food - I am French and it always takes me back home for a little while... The only bad point for the restaurant is the price - the galettes are a little bit expensive for... More 

Thank LauraBiessy
Nelson, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very yummy Galettes, friendly and efficient staff without being pushy.... Very reasonably priced, and the 'Specials' are worth a go, particularly the Dessert Specials. At times it pays to book, they are very popular.

Thank omaszefczyk
Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A lovely casual yet classy cafe restaurant, serving mostly savoury (gluten free!) galettes with a few salad and sandwich options. They do evening meals too, with a real French authenticity, but I mostly love going with friends for lunch - tasty, simple ingredients, beautifully presented.

Thank Berrylicious12
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Went for a relaxed Sunday night meal with my partner. We shared a bottle of Richmond Plains Blanc de Noir, and a baked cheese with bread and fruit to start, both delicious! My steak was cooked perfectly and the potato accompaniment was excellent! My partner greatly enjoyed her salmon. A crepe each for dessert, and posibly the weak point of... More 

Thank skonetch
Nelson, New Zealand
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

La Gourmandise - great menu, something for everyone, delicious food. Friendly staff, attentive and helpful without breathing down your neck all the time. I had the 'Saumon et sa croute d’amande’ which is to die for. Baked salmon with a almond crust served with leeks fondue and gourmet potatoes. My friends opted for the ‘Duck confit galette’ which was the... More 

Thank Raewyn7150

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 276 Hardy St East, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 6435466348

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?