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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” (29 reviews)
“duck confit” (16 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 2 days ago

Checked out Hopgoods while on our road trip round the South Island, after reading all the great reviews . Nice venue, great feel about it . Staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Nicely cooked food and well presented. Tables for couples were a bit to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GreyhoundJane
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Treated ourselves to a meal at Hopgoods. Tempted to go with the set menu but more than happy with sharing entree and dessert and having mains. Everything was PERFECTLY cooked- from garnishes like asparagus in the entree and rhubarb in the dessert. My duck confit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lindylou53_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined Friday 30th November with vegan daughter. I had booked ahead and confirmed this, but the vegan menu was a delight in any event. I had the duck, my husband two starters, the souffle, and a goats cheese tart, all delicious. The fried broccolini was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mouton90
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the good fortune to dine at hopgoods whilst holidying in Nelson. Staff could not be more welcoming and the delicious food was exceptionally good and better than many far more expensive resturants

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Colin F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about our dinning experience was top notch. The service, the vibe, the menu offerings, the presentation of our meals and, of course, the meal itself...all a fantastic experience.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Greenwiz89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Central Nelson location. Modern decor inside. Nice friendly well presented staff. Good menu and standard of food. Selection of NZ wines by the glass or larger selection by the bottle.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Fivestar247
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal. We had the smaller portions and a range of sides to share. Interesting combinations and generous amounts. The broccoli side was superb! Very nice sitting in the square outside. Service was very attentive.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lorria2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at Hopgoods was a must for our New Zealand adventure. I mean who doesn’t want to dine at an award winning restaurant. Every dish is delicious to the eye and taste bud. If you’re in Nelson, this is a MUST!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lindamZ2903BR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice menu and good service and good atmosphere. Would recommend it. Nelsons finest I would say and its in a good position in the town.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sailorgirlsuffolkUK
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Went here while visiting relatives, for dinner. The service was excellent, food superb and the atmosphere was lovely. Fairly busy so think a reservation would be necessary. Even though they were busy the food came out fairly quick

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank maka4
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$14 - US$24
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
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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