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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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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
284 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

My favourite restaurant bar none, when I want to splash out.

Thank Benbo88
Reviewed 12 February 2012

If you want a great meal in Nelson - this is the best. Yes, more expensive than most but worth it.

Thank Trav11er
Reviewed 6 February 2012

We got in without a reservation - just barely. Service was not too great - took a while to place our order and get food. But the food was good, with a nice cheese platter for dessert.

Thank dayhikers
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Luckily our lodge owner was able to advise us to make a reservation and she did that for us as it is very busy in Hopgoods and one can see why. The mains menu is quite short but we had their fish of the day,...More

Thank emptyhead
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Probably the best in Nelson. Consistently outstanding but can be noisy. Great service, superb food and choice. Just a wee bit special.

Thank radah
Reviewed 31 January 2012

I like their dark chocolate cake thingy. Yum Yum. their bread and oil selection is good too.

Thank TirelessWorker
Reviewed 31 January 2012

We have frequented Hopgood's many times over the past several years when in Nelson for our annual 2 month vacation. The service is superb, wine list has some spectacular bargains (Filsell from Grant Burge @ $65 NZ is a steal) and the food is sublime....More

Thank rahall
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Beautifully prepared and presented food.  Kevin Hopgoods is a fabulous chef and we eat here as often as possible.  The restaurant is located in the heart of Nelson.  I always recommend reservations as the seating is limited and they fill up early.

Thank Kay W
Reviewed 25 January 2012

I have eaten here on many occasions and whenever we entertain overseas guest this is always our first choice.

1  Thank Noslen2010
Reviewed 24 January 2012

Fantastic melt in your mouth food and friendly service. Restaurant is small and cosy, though can be noisy when fully booked out, which is most of the time. Definitely worth a dining experience.

Thank QueenstownGroupy
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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
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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