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“Excellent meal”
Review of Hopgoods

Hopgoods
Ranked #1 of 175 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$25
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Good honest local cuisine, served in a casual environment.
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

We had heard about Hopgood's being one of the best restaurants in Nelson and we weren't disappointed. The service was wonderful, the starters excellent and the mains were the best meal we have had out all year. The braised lamb just melted in your mouth and the prawns were beautifully seasoned. The deserts were divine and the home made truffles were decadent. This is not a cheap restaurant and if you want quality you have to pay for it. Would throughly recommend this restaurant.

Visited March 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Amazing Food, special occasions!”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We decided to try this restaurant as on trip advisor it had great reviews and we were celebrating our engagement. This restaurant is perfect fro special occasions, as the food and wine are quite pricey. The starters were beautiful and the mains were excellent. We shared a bottle of wine which was round $45 dollars. For dessert we had some homemade truffles which were amazing. Would eat here again.

  • Visited February 2014
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Oliver, Canada
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244 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great but……..Overpriced in my opinion.”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

The food and service are always tops. The fact that 2 people cannot have dinner (starter + main) with a half decent bottle of wine for less than $170 is alarming. As I have stated, the food and service is delightful BUT $22 for an appetizer? $37 for mains?

Visited February 2014
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Sarzana, Italy
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“So good!”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Is a really nice restaurant. A bit expensive But the food is good and fresh and the location is nice.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Jessica L
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“One of our best dining experiences in NZ”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Went here by recommandation of our motel manager/owner and TA.
Booked in advance which we were glad we did since the restaurant was fully booked and people without reservation could not have a table - even at 9 p.m.
The food was great. We had two very nice starters - both with fish. The staff gave us two extra platters so we could share these.
As mains we also had fish - delicious.
At last we shared a cheese platter.

All food so nice and friendly staff.

Had above food, a bottle of white (waitress suggested house wine which was excellent) and 2 glasses of red for the cheese - appr. 200 NZD for a memorable meal for 2.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Hanne N
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