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US$14 - US$28
European, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great dining experience. We were staying with friends in Nelson and may have overlooked this option how pleased we were they recommended Hopgood's. The evening started perfectly with a warm welcome and attentive waitresses. Then the food with every dish cooked perfectly. This...is must visit for a great food experienceMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An extremely well run establishment. The food and service was top notch. I had souflee to start which was light and delicious, flounder for main did not disappoint. Husband had salmon three ways which was ok but the beef cheek main was delicious. A very...very nice dining experience. We will be backMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Kevin Hopgood, Owner at Hopgoods & Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for dining with us and your kind review, we look forward to serving you in the future. All the Best Kevin Hopgood

Reviewed 18 May 2021

During a three night stay in Nelson we booked to dine at this restaurant partly because we had heard of it's good reputation, and partly because we share the same surname (though no relation) and thought it would be fun to meet the owner and...say hi. What a great experience we had! The staff were friendly and attentive, the food was amazing, and Kevin Hopgood was a lovely guy who came out to meet us and chat - so friendly. Our mains were the mushroom ravioli and the flounder, both delicious. Our desserts were the banana custard with coconut, rum, passionfruit and the caramelised goat's cheesecake - just fabulous! We had a lovely dessert wine too, can't remember the name. Prices were similar to other restaurants we ate in during our South Island holiday, but the food here was the best. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 16 May 2021 via mobile

We hadn't been to hopgoods for about 3 years...and are now left wondering why we left it so long! The food was absolutely perfect in every way. From flavor profile to execution it really stood head and shoulders above other nelson restaurants.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 May 2021 via mobile

Charming staff, a variety of interesting choices of both food and wine. When in Nelson we always return to this restaurant and it never fails to please our enthusiasm for food with flavour and is well presented.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 19 April 2021

Absolutely fantastic, my wife and I were here on a busy Friday night. From what I could tell every night is busy so booking would be a good idea. A lovely relaxing, professional atmosphere. All the staff were superb, the soon to be mother maitre...d and a lovely Japanese waitress were as good as you will get. The food and drinks were excellent, loved every course and would love if this restaurant was in our city. Could not recommend it highly enough and I know you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 4 April 2021 via mobile

We were recommended to come here and it was very good Survive was a little shaky at start but saved by a senior staff member ... Wines and cocktails delicious !

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 April 2021

We were lucky enough to be gifted a voucher to eat at Hopgoods and had a magical evening at this fabulous restaurant. The service was excellent; thoughtful and polite, and the staff knew the food and wine, so made helpful recommendations. The food was simply...sublime; it was perfectly cooked and an exquisite combination of flavours. The desserts were amazing - visual masterpieces that were absolutely delicious. One of the loveliest evenings out we've had - thank you!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 20 March 2021

Food was exceptional and will linger in the memory (and that’s taking a lot of other eating and fine dining in NZ and across the world into consideration ) Had the whitebait and the gurnard and although on reading the menu some of the combinations...sounded a little unusual ( the corn with the whitebait and the charred aubergine with the gurnard) the execution was faultless and the dishes utterly delicious. The fish could not have been cooked better and the seasoning spot on . Thank you for a wonderful evening and best of luck in the future. When we are back in Nelson will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: March 2021
jimmyAuckland, Owner at Hopgoods & Co, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2021

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us, the team and I really appreciate your comments. Thank you very much for dinning with us. All the best Kevin Hopgood

Reviewed 19 March 2021

Really creative food. We arrived without a booking, sat outside and had a very enjoyable evening. The cocktails were excellent, the food was different - a lot of thought had been out into the menu to use fresh local ingredients in interesting ways. Plenty of...vegetarian options. I'd highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Hopgoods & Co is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5