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Melrose House Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, European, British, Contemporary
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26 Brougham St | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9179
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Nelson, New Zealand
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Was a lovely setting , beautiful gardens . Not sure we would go back with toddlers in tow , menu quite expensive and a bit too posh for my taste but great that Nelson has s place like this !

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Nelson, New Zealand
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast with my husband, i had the salmon breakfast, which was so delicious, mmm, with a cup of hot chocolate (best in town) my husband had the all day breakfast, which was so full of great flavours especially the sausage was a winner. After our breakfast we went outside to sit in the sun and enjoy a... More 

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Thank MaleneDansk
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Was taken here by a friend for my birthday lunch, was my first visit. I had the field mushrooms and I can not fault them, my friend had the chicken salad and also said the meal was great. The atmosphere adds to the whole experience, the only downside is I wish I had time to try one of the amazing... More 

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Thank Margie B
Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Brilliant old homestead, good service and good food and drinks. Really nice grounds and quite private. We are regulars.

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Thank inswing
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My family had a great experience having High Tea here. It was just what we were looking for, great service and fine food. We look forward to returning again, soon I hope!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Melrose House sits on a hill in its own park like gardens. A great place to for a relaxing morning tea or al fresco lunch on the lawn. It also does traditional afternoon teas. Close to town with good parking.

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Thank Paul W
Tasman, New Zealand
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Excellent cheese scones, cakes and super tea. Would have liked traditional finger sandwiches as per the Ritz but couldn't complain. Service was excellent. The house is lovely.

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Thank karenjG2649DT
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The tables are beautifully set and have fresh flower centerpieces; the waitress is impeccably dressed, and charming and looked after you beautifully. When the food arrives it is nicely presented and wonderful. tasting. The best experience though is to go for the 'High Tea'. This is so elegant! The cakes and sandwiches are to die for, and the tea comes... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Melrose House is a really lovely, old-fashioned Café. If for High Tea, Breakfast or just for a cup of tea or coffee I feel always very special there.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Friendly & helpful staff, excellent food in taste & presentation, beautiful surroundings... Couldn't ask for more.

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Thank Claire M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, British, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Brougham St | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 9179

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