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“Fantastic food and atmosphere”
Review of The Library Lounge

The Library Lounge
Ranked #4 of 106 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 11 - US$ 27
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Library Lounge is at the heart of the Hume Hotel. Located just off the front lobby, The Library has a cozy, parlour-like atmosphere with a replica of the original Hume Hotel bar (complete with brass) polished and prepped for your visit. Caryatids and original moldings decorate the interior, as does the original monumental brick hearth and fireplace that warms the room. Full restaurant meal service is offered, as are a selection of wines, beer and spirits to complement the live jazz and other music featured nightly.
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Ate here based on trip advisor reviews and loved it.
The atmosphere was great with the jazz musicians playing.
Tried the chilli and lime brussel sprouts and even though they sound strange they were delicious.
Followed this with fish and chips and the Halloumi stack
Mia our waitress was lovely recommending desserts which ended up being rather large however did not stop my partner eating all of the apple pie.
I can understand why this place gets such good reviews and would defintely recommend eating here.

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

It's been a while since I've been there - my friend and I were both pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Pleasant atmosphere: in the early evening it was quiet enough to hear ourselves chat. No TV that I saw - thank goodness! Very congenial wait staff.

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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We had dinner in the restaurant of the Hume hotel. There was live music in the Library, but we wanted to talk, so we opted for the restaurant and it was a very pleasant experience for all of us. The meals we had were excellent and the service from Franzi was very good. The atmosphere in the restaurant is nice. Overall, we had a great night with great food and great service!

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

A great musician played the bass on Monday and he played classical guitar on Wednesday. I forget his name but he was so good on Monday we just had to go back on the Wednesday. Fabulous food too

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

This lounge is full of art deco carvings. It is so beautiful, and is where I take anyone who is visiting.

The food is great as well, with vegan and vegetarian options, and wonderful service. They often have talented local musicians performing.

If you're in Nelson, you don't want to miss the Library Lounge.

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Thank Diana v
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Ryan M, Owner at The Library Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thanks for saying so. It's one of those rooms that seems to get better with age. While we have been renovating our lobby, many people ask if we are planning to renovate the Library Lounge and the quick answer to that is 'No'. We like it the way it is. We appreciate your positive review.

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