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“Wonderful Nelson Restaurant”
Review of Hopgoods

Hopgoods
Ranked #1 of 179 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$27
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Good honest local cuisine, served in a casual environment.
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful Nelson Restaurant”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Delicious food and wine for all of our oarty (and we're wuite picky). Only advice is book early. We saw lots of people being turned away.

Visited December 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing restaurant!”
Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

A wonderful surprise in Nelson! This wonderful restaurant offers exquisite food along with great casual atmosphere. Worth travelling over just to experience it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Wonderful Surprise”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

We were cheeky enough to show up on a Saturday night at 5:30 with no reservation. The waitress took one look at our jet-lagged faces and led us to a marvelous table just in front of the fireplace (that was available to us if we 'could finish by 7:15'). We settled in for what was a rather extraordinary meal. We had the fresh baked bread with truffle butter and warm briny olives (savory and mouthwatering), and then crispy NZ scampi, salt cod and crab cake (fresh and deliciously prepared in a way that honored the product) and citrus cured Ora king salmon with fennel salad (earth and sea on the same plate). My husband liked his roast pork belly but the real standout was my slow cooked Angus beef fillet with wild mushroom gratin, parmesan polenta and pine nut salsa verde. Dreamily good. We enjoyed all with a marvelous Otago pinot (Peregrine 2011). When dessert menu came we were so enraptured with the flavors in our mouths that we declined, wanting to savor the meal a bit longer. And the waitresses smiled on us benevolently as we made our way out.

Note: Despite the quality of the food, the dress code was all over the place in a charming way - we were in sneakers and flip flops but that was nothing compared to the bright orange rugby shirt sitting next to us.

  • Visited December 2013
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Level 6 Contributor
246 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Amazing dinner at Hopgoods”
Reviewed 20 December 2013

We've just got back to Africa after an amazing 3 weeks in New Zealand with 2 weeks touring the South Island. Hopgoods was recommended to us and we booked an early dinner there in November. It was outstanding, by far the best meal we've had in years. The restaurant was quite busy, even at 6.30 pm, but the atmosphere was pleasant and relaxed. The service was excellent!

  • Visited November 2013
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Lafayette, La.
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic in Nelson”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

We found the restaurant to have great quality in food and service and special diets did not present a problem. Good wine list and had several dinners as it was so good.

Visited November 2013
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