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“Lovely meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hopgoods

Hopgoods
Ranked #1 of 170 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.
West Coast
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Went for tea with a small group after hearing it was number one in NZ. Wouldn't rate it as the best place I've eaten in NZ but was still very good. Lovely meals and good service. Tried a variety of dishes between us and everyone was happy. Only thing I'd say is the bathrooms could do with an upgrade - nothing wrong but don't match the standard of the restaurant. Will be back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Location of this place is quite central. Service is really friendly. Good dinning atmosphere.

I like how delicate their food looks. The size is also good.

Chocolate mousse is my favorite.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wairoa, New Zealand
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Flawlessly delivered delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

From the warm welcome to the stunning choice of food - this was a really enjoyable restaurant to visit. Exceptionally capable and attentive staff made the whole experience even more enjoyable.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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186 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We booked in advance which was as well as it was busy. Food was good especially the starters. Try the scampi and ham yum. Good wine list and great service. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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london
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353 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Beautiful starter and tasty food, very high standard”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at the level of culinary sophistication of this place. It was very beautifully presented and tasty. The ambience of this place is warm and inviting and the cleanliness of the toilet is a plus.

We ordered the buff oyster (again served without shell) - it was very fresh and tasty. Prawn is genuine good sized serving to share between the two of us. It was very tasty, a little salty but great flavour bursts into the mouth that means little happiness. :) definitely best starter I had in nelson and the serving is for sure value for money (which is really a rarity in most of the places that we have been in this trip).

For main, we ordered the both the lamb and the steak. Both were really beautifully presented although lamb dish was a little bit salty according to my friends but its really tasty with veg and potato. Its a great sized main to go with the size of a good starter - one just enjoy the food at the right quantity. The steak, I think is beautifully cooked, I think the NZ steak without any aging process still tastes the best in the world. It came with the potato mash and the salad of grapes and other vegetables.

We will definitely go back if we come back to nelson to visit, its a great place and very closed to the cathedral so a quiet walk after dinner is also a great bonus for tourists.

Visited July 2014
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