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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” (28 reviews)
“duck confit” (16 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
284 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This was first time dining at Hopgoods for my partner and myself, and we were with my son who has dined before. We were very impressed with the food. I absolutely loved the pork belly, angus steak and chocolate mousse. Great atmosphere, excellent service, all...More

Thank mal4inara
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

It's not hard to see why this restaurant is rated so highly. We were treated to a memorable family celebration dinner with first class food superbly presented. My main of pan fried snapper was outstandingly good and I was assured that the lamb and beef...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 6 March 2018

The menu had a good selection, the meal was full of flavor and presented well. The staff were very friendly.

Thank Kiwikazza10
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I rank Nelson very high for dining and this was our top pick. Great location on Trafalgar street where most restaurants also have outdoor seating. When dining in Nelson and looking for a nice meal this is where to head. We had the best lamb...More

Thank eve759
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

One of our party was celebrating her 60th birthday so it merited a top restaurant. Hopgoods fitted the bill on every level. This is a high end restaurant, but good value for money in our opinion. The dishes were innovative and exceptional. They were also...More

Thank redsgothenburg
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We had the goat cheese soufflé which is outstanding. The Snapper main was amazing. Lots of different flavors. Definitely one of the best restaurants in town.

Thank Satish425
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Great food, great service, great ambience. Head and shoulders above anything else we cam across in Nelson. If you only have time for one meal in Nelson, make it Hopgoods.

Thank rourkemanchester
Reviewed 27 February 2018

A visit here was a delight from start to finish, the service was wonderful (we arrived early and the rearranged things to seat us) and as for the food.... Belly pork and Souffle starters were delicious and were followed by duck and Groper, all you...More

Thank Parispuss
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The food was good but both of us felt the flavours did not come out as well as we expected for the prices. The service was professional and the staff seemed to have been well trained, which sadly (as new Zealanders) we dont always find...More

Thank c00kn
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Just by luck we got the last table outside on a beautiful summers evening with out a reservation. We love to people watch so it was a bonus for us. The service was perfect, attentive but not doting. I ordered the lamb and it was...More

Thank Dorothy M
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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
Child-friendly, 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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