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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” (26 reviews)
“duck confit” (15 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

Once you are sure you can get in, the food and ambiance are very good. Located right in front of the imposing church among many other restaurants. parking can be challenging and it is a little pricey.

Thank SlothRescue
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I stayed in Nelson for two nights in late February, part of a month long tour of Australia and New Zealand. Hopgoods was the best restaurant we ate in the entire trip! Excellent service, terrific wine list and food cooked to perfection!...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited based upon the trip adviser ratings and were not disappointed. Our party of 4 each had a different main course and all were excellent, the combination of the elements on the plate produced superb flavours. One of the best meals we have experienced...More

Thank Alistair W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked to celebrate a wedding anniversary, and we can't praise Hopgood's enough. The food and wine were excellent, portions not too big but very tasty and beautifully presented, which meant we could have a three course meal without feeling too full. Cheese soufflé and chicken...More

Thank Chuffer81A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We three enjoyed our dinner here very much. That’s why we went here twice for this trip. It open only for dinner (around 5pm onwards) and close on Sundays. Every dishes we ordered, we loved them such as chicken parfait, duck confit, market fish, slow-cooked...More

Thank Nutharin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ask for the wine paring menu. I was just reviewing the Visa bill from our trip and was reminded of what an outstanding dinner we had at Hopgoods celebrating a milestone birthday with friends. ($182.13 USD for 2) Mr. Hopgoods himself introduced each course and...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice ambience but it got darker as the evening went on which is ok for a blind date but not when you are with you family! V good service Clunky wine glassware not very Suitable for the quality of the wines.... Excellent pork belly and...More

Thank michael b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super food, attentive staff and good venue contributed to a memorable evening. A little padding on the chairs would make the occasion complete.

Thank Kiwijock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopping in Nelson for 2 nights and checked Trip Advisor for a recommendations. Hopgoods was a revelation. Excellent quality local food cooked to perfection with friendly service. An amazing find!

Thank karensunnymeed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy night as there was a conference in town. They let us have a table tucked away as we hadn’t booked and we wondered how the service would be as it was busy. Our server was a delightful young woman who looked after us wonderfully....More

Thank kiwibear
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$14 - US$25
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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