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Good honest local cuisine, served in a casual environment.
PRICE RANGE
USD 14 - USD 26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

To our tastes and pockets we found other restaurants with more appealing plates at a lesser priced. The food has a lot going on with flavours so for us it was confusing on the palate when trying multiple dishes . Our group tasted almost everything...on the menu but the stand out was the lamb . It was a pity that no one suggested ordering 2 so we could all get a sizeable portion . Desserts were also a winner for all . Great wine selection. The place is obviously popular and very busy on a Sunday night so found we needed to go inside to order extra drinks and plates .More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten there before but I think this time was better. Food was excellent and service was very attentive .....slightly too attentive at times. By far the best restaurant in Nelson and comparable to the best Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch has to offer.

Date of visit: January 2021
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jimmyAuckland, Owner at Hopgoods, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for dining with us again, appreciate your comments and I will keep an eye on the attentiveness of our team, It's a skill reading a customers need and something we will keep working on. All the best Kevin Hopgood

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very special day so we chose Hopgoods for the evening. A good choice. A fine atmosphere, great food, great wines and duty manager Dawa Lampe a perfect host.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a surprise! We went with family and had a truly exquisite experience. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and we each had different mains but each was delicious and fabulously presented. The deserts were just as great. Highly recommend this restaurant. You will. Not...be disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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jimmyAuckland, Owner at Hopgoods, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much. I'm really happy your family enjoyed dining with us. Hope you have a great 2021 Kevin

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely astonishing food combinations but everything worked so well together. And the service was so kind and friendly by everyone we encountered.

Date of visit: December 2020
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jimmyAuckland, Owner at Hopgoods, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind review. All the best for the New Year Kevin Hopgood

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined with friends while we were visiting Nelson for a wedding. Came here by mistake as we got it confused with another restaurant, but so glad we did. This is possibly one of the best meals I've had, and definitely the best steak I've ever...had. Everyone found their food well cooked and delicious. The mains were on the small side but made up for it with flavor and presentation, and left room for desserts, which were beautiful and delicious. The service was also fantastic, friendly and not at all stuffy as you can sometimes find at a higher-end restaurant. I would return in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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jimmyAuckland, Owner at Hopgoods, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us, much appreciated. All the best for 2021

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant, awesome food and friendly knowledgeable wait staff. Highly recommended and would definitely come back. The food is as good as it was when I came here before, the staff just as welcoming and it’s really brilliant to know that it’s still there, still...awesome and still so reliableMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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jimmyAuckland, Owner at Hopgoods, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Peter for dining with us again. Consistency is key to any business, we always try our best. Hope you have a great Christmas Kevin

Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

This was a fantastic place to dine. The food was absolutely spectacular, with every dish being delicious. The service was also top notch.

Date of visit: December 2020
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jimmyAuckland, Owner at Hopgoods, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2020

Appreciate your kind comments, thank you for dining with us. Best wishes Kevin Hopgood

Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Our meal and service were equal to any restaurant we have been to. In fact service was perhaps the best ever. We last went to Hopgoo'ds 4 years ago and thought it was great food but didn't have the extra wow factor we were looking...for. When we came back to Nelson on holiday last week we googled the menu and thought it looked exciting....and it was. Standouts were paua dumplings (generous amount of paua) , fat sweet scampi, the duck and the lamb shoulder. Were not carrot fans but decided to have a side of carrots as it sounded great and it was. I'll be asking for the recipe. This restaurant is a 'must go to.' A special thank you to our delightful Japanese waitress....an asset to Hopgoods.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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jimmyAuckland, Owner at Hopgoods, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2020

Thank you very much for choosing to dining with us. Yasuko is an asset and she was really pleased you enjoyed her service Yasuko loves people and has a great sense of humour . All the best for the festive season Kevin Hopgood

Reviewed 24 November 2020

Early dinner for my wife and I. Faultless meal, professional service, and a wonderful wine list. Will definitely be back....again...

Date of visit: November 2020
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jimmyAuckland, Owner at Hopgoods, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2020

Appreciate your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again. Many Thanks Kevin Hopgood

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