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“Lovely experience”
Review of Hopgoods

Hopgoods
Ranked #1 of 198 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$26
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Good honest local cuisine, served in a casual environment.
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We were encouraged to have a meal at Hopgoods, by not one but two different people in Nelson, who claimed it was one of the best, not only in Nelson, but in all of NZ. We were fortunate to get a reservation , as we were booking late, but we didn’t mind taking an early slot.
We were not disappointed! The service was attentive , but not overly so, and all the wait staff were professional but inviting. Our meal was delectable—we shared a salad, and had the market fish, and the pasta dish. All were delicious . We also shared a bottle of wine, and for the quality of the meal found it to be rather reasonable—-especially considering the reputation. The decor was beautiful and understated, with warm, dark woods. We would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank laura714
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Very stylish place to eat, we had no reservation but they seated us nicely within 5 minutes, good atmosphere and choice of menu, food extremely good and stylishly served,Scampi for entrees was just delish and my steak served exactly as I like it, good tasting wine, downside staff a little forgetful as had to ask for water 3 times, if visiting Nelson again would definitely eat here or recommend to others.

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Thank Lisa W
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Family group of six celebrated a birthday at Hopgoods. We were all delighted with the food. Menu has some different items on it rather than the standard fare, and it was served in good time by friendly staff. It was quite busy, but service was still good, with regular top ups of cool water. Reasonable prices for the quality of the food, so we were all delighted with our trip.

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Thank EnglandNorth
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended and for the first time in NZ it exceeded our expectations. For a start we had a wonderful male waiter who knew about wine. This was almost a first. NZ has great wine but most serving staff in restaurants haven’t a clue nor have any interest in the wine on their lists. This young man was an exception. His recommendations as to what would go best with which dish were spot on. And he had views about comparative wines which weren’t on the wine list. The food was also delicious. Highlight for us was the venison which was probably the best we’ve had anywhere. I hate to be sexist but the female waiting staff were not a patch on the young man.



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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We ate here four nights whilst in Nelson. Athens staff were so friendly and every meal we had was superb. The venison was a standout for us. Having said that the snapper on our last night was scrummy. The wines were excellent, so too the cocktails. Do not miss this excellent restaurant.

Thank Jo S
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