284 Trafalgar Street
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Hopgood's Restaurant - located in the heart of Nelson - was opened in 2005 by Kevin and Jane Hopgood with the aim of presenting modern, seasonally-based bistro-style dishes in a casual and relaxing environment.
Recently judged runner-up in the Best Regional Restaurant category in the coveted Cuisine New Zealand Good Food Awards, Hopgood's proves that life away from the big-city centres is no barrier to creating award-winning food.
The restaurant is housed in a heritage-listed premises, formerly known as the Dalgety & Company Ltd Building, which offers a stylish backdrop to the food and wine.
The menu at Hopgood's is deliberately kept short and changes regularly, allowing the kitchen to make the most of the great produce Nelson has on its doorstep.
"Hopgood's is all about simple food done well; we source many organic vegetables from local farmers and showcase the best wines the Nelson region has to offer."
Originally hailing from London, Kevin spent more than twenty years working in some of the city's toughest kitchens including the legendary Le Gavroche with the Roux brothers.
Bread / truffle butter & warm olivesPrice: $10.00
Pulled pork & cheddar croquette / corn, black bean & chipotle
Fried zucchini flower / three cheese stuffing & piccalilli salad
Smoked salmon rillette / fennel, radish & mustard creamPrice: $10.00
Crispy prawns & scampi / tomato, melon, feta & green gazpacho dressingPrice: $24.00
Chicken liver parfait / peach, macadamia & late harvest Riesling jellyPrice: $20.00
Twice baked goat’s cheese soufflé / apple, beets, walnut & pomegranatePrice: $22.00
Beef carpaccio / fried egg, truffle fries, red onion & parmesanPrice: $23.00
Golden bay crab & salt cod cakes / white bean, fennel, tomato & capersPrice: $23.00
Citrus cured Ōra King salmon
beets, dill cucumber, avocado & horseradish creamPrice: $23.00
Apple Tree Farms pork belly / onion puree, parsnip & caramelised applePrice: $38.00
Pan fried snapper / aubergine puree, herb gnocchi, tomatoes, corn & basilPrice: $37.00
Slow cooked Lamb rump / parmesan white beans, roast carrots & salsa verdePrice: $38.00
Peppered venison loin / honey spiced beets, kumara, figs & chestnut mustardPrice: $38.00
Spinach & ricotta rotolo / pumpkin, zucchini, hazelnut & sage brown butterPrice: $34.00
Angus beef fillet / mushroom crumble, polenta, onions, bacon & red winePrice: $38.00
Organic cress & cos salad / citrus, fennel, radish & pistachioPrice: $10.00
Green beans / carrot hummus, dukkah & mint yoghurtPrice: $10.00
Roast crushed potatoes / garlic, sage & buttermilk aioliPrice: $10.00
Heirloom tomatoes / avocado, mozzarella & black olivePrice: $12.00
Baked cheesecake / lemon, meringue, rhubarb & strawberry ice creamPrice: $16.00
Vanilla custard / poached plum, plum sorbet & almond fingersPrice: $16.00
Affogato / Pedro Ximénez & warm choc chip cookiesPrice: $16.00
Dark chocolate mousse
cherries, pistachio, white chocolate & coconut ice creamPrice: $16.00
Buttermilk panna cotta / new season berries, peach & raspberry sorbetPrice: $16.00
Chocolate truffles / dark or white
Robbie’s NZ cheese selection / figs, plum paste, oatcakes & walnut breadPrice: $23.00
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- 2018 Cuisine Top 100 received @ 9 September 2018 This restaurant is in the Cuisine Good Food Awards Top 100 for 2018 and will be featured in the Cuisine Good Food Guide 2018. The Top 100 restaurants are also the finalists for the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2018, and the Winners will be announced on the 15th of October.