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Hopgoods & Co

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Travellers' Choice Best of the Best


US$12 - US$25
European, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 16 May 2022

We have been really lucky to get a table of short notice, but then: I am nearly always lucky in the respect! :-) We started with the Salt Cod Croquettes, then we enjoyed tremendously the Paua Schnitzel! Then we shared the Goat Cheese Souffle before...the juicy fish of the day was served. We finished off our own creation of a 5-course degustation dinner with the Honey Mousse w/matcha sponge and strawberries! Every course was very unique, amazing flavours and textures and loved each bite of our meals The service was outstanding and we felt welcomed like old friends! <3More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 24 April 2022

We went on a Monday, restaurant full which was a surprise great professional service good atmosphere food was exceptional we loved it. Wished we lived in Nelson so we could go more often Good wine list started with scampi, fried potato, lemon, brown butter fantastic...mains Eastherbrook farms duck, parsnip, roast onion, peas, bacon it melted in you mouth did not get to a desert but decided to have Expresso martini instead What an evening I would go back like a shotMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 7 April 2022 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant; the food! The service! The atmosphere! Classic euro kiwi menu done extremely well, we enjoyed every mouthful and the team were really helpful in rearranging the menu to accommodate my many ‘can’t eat’ list of foods! Definitely worth a visit when you come...to Nelson.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 22 March 2022 via mobile

Great friendly service and and amazing food! Took my wife here to celebrate her birthday and the atmosphere was perfect for a romantic dinner. Staff were very attentive and happy to help.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 21 March 2022

Hopgoods is a longstanding upmarket restaurant in Nelson with a nice ambiance. We would prefer to rate our experience there below 'Very Good' but also more than 'Average' .......the Review-system doesn't allow us to do that. When Starters are priced: $25 - $32 Mains: $35...- $43 And Deserts: $14 - $16 ...without looking at the wine list yet.... Then these prices set high expectations, not just for the food but for 'everything'. Our overall food impression was that these prices don't match our experience. The food was good but lacking a 'wow factor' in all dishes we ate. Also we found our waitress lacking in understanding, helping with or even knowing what wines were on Hopgoods (nice!) wine list. This was not a first time waitress.... I think a restaurant like this needs a proper 'front-of-house', this is not a large place and such a person would certainly help improve the overall experience and 'wine/drinks' service.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 15 March 2022

We went out for our 16th wedding anniversary and the 66th birthday of our friend last weekend. The food was outstanding and the service from Dawa was exceptional. Again we had a great evening at the best restaurant in town. A big thank you to...Kevin and Dawa. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 14 March 2022

Amazing night with top notch service, outstanding food. The whole night was faultless. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 12 March 2022

Had a lovely degustation meal, great food, great service, well timed between courses, would highly recommend, great value for money

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 14 February 2022 via mobile

Again our dining experience was of very high standard, thank you Morgan for your knowledgeable and attentive service . The food was outstanding, the Paua dumplings …what can I say, thank you Aaron and team for a wonderful evening

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 31 January 2022

A lovely meal - elegant/refined food, flawless service, nice atmosphere. The best place for a sophisticated meal in Nelson. The gorgonzola souffle starter is divine - a very innovative way to turn typical cheese course elements into a lovely starter. My husband loved the lamb...neck and sweetbreads - not something you can get at most restaurants. The dessert (an earl grey panna cotta?) was incredibly delicious. Service/front of house was impeccable. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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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