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284 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 7191
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Henley on Thames
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a big party celebrating a family wedding - 16 of us but had made a booking months before. We all arrived on time but were not able to order food for half an hour and only after I protested. The first course arrived an hour and a quarter after we arrived at the restaurant, the second course an... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Hopgoods and were not disappointed. The shrimp starter was delicious. I ordered lamb and although it was exceptionally good, I found the portion to be a bit small for the price. I'd go,back in a heartbeat...and order an exta portion of lamb! Delicious!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We found the cutest local favourite restaurant right in the heart of the city. The building and interior of this place was stunning set in a small heritage building. Inside was a very relaxed and casual atmosphere and we were served up some awesome bistro style, local produce dishes that were amazing. The meal consisted of local fish with fried... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came across this restaurant, completely by chance, and am so glad that we did! Outstanding food, and we've been lucky enough to eat out across the world, and tremendous service. Mako, our waitress, was delightful: friendly, attentive and engaging. We all had starters, mains and dessert, and we were all thrilled. The beef tartare and confit salmon were excellent,... More 

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Thank EJW666
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrating an anniversary, we had a late evening meal at Hopgoods. The food was delicious; the filet steak with steak and blue cheese little pie was absolutely gorgeous, probably the best steak I have tasted for a long time. Service was very friendly and attentive. Also a friendly couple at the next table rounded off what was a really great... More 

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Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located in town center with many other restaurants nearby. We were served by a friendly waitress who explains the menu to us. The lamb was good but a bit on small racks anywhere we have eaten in NZ The steak was juicy. Fried broccoli was just great and this is the first time we had fried broccoli.... More 

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new zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local recommended we have evening meal , we ate early to ensure we have the experience.What an experience it was.Superb food and service.A place not to be missed in Nelson !

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another superb dining experience. Still the best restaurant in Nelson. A changing and interesting menu with great variety and tastes in a comfortable setting and great service.

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Thank JohnandTracy_L
auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have a reservation when we arrived at Hopgoods (busy Saturday night). We were met by a lovely staff member whom advised us he could arrange a table for the four of us within 30 minutes. We had a drink in a nearby outdoor bar which suited us. The food was amazing! Portions are very generous. Wait staff gracious... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW. Such a lovely restaurant. Second time I've been there and I'd go back again. We shared a twice baked blue cheese soufflé. Divine. Mains - he had the duck and I had the lamb. Food envy as the duck was - sublime. My lamb was 9/10 though! And the fried broccoli - a revelation. If you don't like broccoli,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
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
Description
Good honest local cuisine, served in a casual environment.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?