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Top Tastes is designed to help you find the best food and beverage venues and products; whether you want delicious fish chips, beautiful café food in a winery setting, finely crafted formal dining, food ideas, wine reviews or cocktail recipes this is your guide to the best New Zealand has to offer.

Top Tastes was created by Neil Hodgson and managed by him, he has invited other writers to contribute to the site, this means more regional information will be added as time goes by. You will find a range of opinions, reviews and recipes from people who know their stuff when it comes to food and beverage.

Only reviews written by this select group will be published on the site (you are welcome to leave comments of course) so you will be able to trust the review – no fake reviews, no ranting, just good information to help you choose great things to eat and drink as well as the best places to eat out.

THE LATEST REVIEWS

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Riki Day – Urban – Nelson Mail 30.05.17 

Whenever we read or hear about a great restaurant, café or bar the owner of the business is normally the focus of the article but all great hospitality businesses have a hard working team in the background, people who often shun the limelight but have a huge passion for the work they do. From people […]

Tozzetti – Published Nelson Mail 23.05.17

We have been buying wonderful artisan breads from Tozzetti for many years and when they moved to new premises on Vanguard St I expected to find a larger version of the old bakery and shop on Halifax St, just a bakery with a shop selling their wares, but how wrong was I! Tozzetti Cafe & […]

Photo by Martin De Ruyter - Fairfax Media

Riki Day – Urban - Nelson Mail 30.05.17 

Whenever we read or hear about a great restaurant, café or bar…

Tozzetti - Published Nelson Mail 23.05.17

We have been buying wonderful artisan breads from Tozzetti for…

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The Fat Tui

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Hans Herzog and Natural Wines

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Little Nessie Cafe

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Little Shaggery Farm

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Pic’s Peanut Chocolate Butter with Whittaker’s

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