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La Gourmandise

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276 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 6348
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat the special and sometimes just go in for coffee and a pastry and whether I eat with friends and spend money or just take a coffee I always feel welcome.

Thank robert j
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Feels like a mini visit to France! Atmosphere is sweet and always fresh flowers. The crepes are consistently delicious - family favorites are the grand marnier and banana pecan choc, and a reasonable price. Would only say that the service could be a little more accommodating - was a bit awkward and when asked for an espresso over ice the... More 

Thank Helena G
Auckland, New Zealand
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

We had lunch at the Gourmandise. Food was great ...enjoyed my gallette immensely. Service good, location handy.

Thank gus3382016
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and the waitress was friendly no stress sat us down gave us our menu's and did her job really well.Food was great French crepes and tasted great.

Thank meoverworked
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the meal here today. The gallets were delicious especially my 'big breakfast' gallets, I REALLY don't like mushrooms but the mushrooms in the meal I had were divine. The ambience was really relaxing and the customer service was so friendly and helpful. Thanks for a great meal! :)

Thank Kiwifarmgirl
Wellington, New Zealand
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117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

La Gourmandise is a great cafe with excellent coffee. There is a limited selection - crepes, salads and toasted sandwiches - but the choice is still very good and would appeal to most tastes. The food was delicious and freshly prepared.

Thank 405Sally
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

A group of us gathered to celebrate a friends birthday. The restaurant had french waitresses. French music. French menu. I tell ya now I felt like I was in France. The food was absolutely beautiful. Portions were not to big. I had to ask for extra blue cheese sauce just because I tasted my friends and wanted that on my... More 

Thank inspire a
Epsom, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Looking for something a bit different and not too pricey in Nelson, we were welcomed in by the two very friendly waitresses - nothing was too much trouble. The food is delicious. We shared tasty gougeres to start, then gallettes, then sweet pancakes. There are meat and fish main courses on the a la carte menu as well as a... More 

Thank MrsBiffo
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

A really good restaurant, with typical French dishes and well done. The managers are really nice, and the 'crêpes blé noir' are really good. Nice !

Thank Florent Q
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

A group of eight of us had a really good meal here. The service was a bit slow but that was probably as much our fault as their's as we were mixing starters and main courses. Wonderful galettes, better than some we've had in France. The menu is quite extensive with fish and meat dishes along with many galette/crêpe dishes.... More 

Thank Lyn T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 276 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 6348

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