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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%
Travellers talk about
“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 9 February 2018

One of the best restaurants we experienced on the south island. Excellent food, very friendly and helpful staff. The owner also comes to the table and explains everything. Highly recommended !

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Faultless -Why ?, because it was ,from the attentive but non-intrusive waitresses to the 3 courses of sensational food: Double Cheese Soufflé entrees to mains of Beef and Lamb that were put together on the plates with accompaniments that just balanced to perfection. We're not...More

2  Thank Graham L
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here. The service was great. The staff were not only extremely helpful but we're also friendly and seemed happy and relaxed - which is always a plus! The food was faultless. Remember to book in advance if you want to...More

Thank Laureen L
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

After eating at cod& lobster on our first night in Nelson, we visited the Hopgood restaurant on our second night. Decor was simpler but the food was excellent. We had pate and whitebait for starter and snapper and duck confit for main course. Everything was...More

Thank Ester L
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great meal here. Would recommend it. Wine choices excellent. We also shared the truffles for desert.

Thank Ionianchick
Reviewed 27 January 2018

My wife and I have made HOPGOOD'S a staple several times each year and have, in the past written many glowing reviews. Our most recent visit was, in a word, "disappointing". While the service s still excellent, the fare just was not what should be...More

Thank rahall
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Very professional service. Not too fast and not too slow. Food was very delicious, both main and dessert. The only negative was, that the red wine was all too warm (25 degrees).

Thank Erik A
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We had dinner there last night and the food was excellent as was the service. A little more expensive than some BUT worth a few extra dollars.

1  Thank brambledown7
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

This is by far one of the best restaurants in Nelson. It is pricey but you get great portions and freaking amazing food! Great date night.

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We enjoyed our meal at Hopgoods, the food was delicious. I would recommend the lamb. A good selection of wines. However, the atmosphere was lacking. When comparing it to The Urban Oyster Bar it is a very different experience and I think it is missing...More

Thank SixMonthItch
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Average prices
US$14 - US$26
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, Child-friendly
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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