Hopgood’s & Co

Bistro in Nelson

Hopgood’s relaxed approach to service and gastro-pub feel seem a little at odds with the hefty prices, although the bistro menu (two/three courses $49/59, served Monday to Wednesday) lessens the pain somewhat. The food is deftly prepared but unfussy (roast duck, merino lamb), allowing quality local ingredients to shine. The five-course tasting menu ($95) affords the full Hopgood's experience.