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Melrose House Cafe

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££ - £££
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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26 Brougham St | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9179
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New York
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Varied menu in an historic home. Great drink and food selection and kind staff. Take some time to walk the quaint gardens to see the beautiful flowers.

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Thank AlmostAnywhere44
Nelson, New Zealand
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful venue for weddings and functions. Set in beautiful grounds with a grand old house serving special lunch and morning and afternoon teas. Using old fashioned cake stands and lovely china, it is a great place to go for a special time, eg Mother's Day. Tucked away among the trees, just outside the CBD. Parking ok. Food a... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great coffee, a scone big enough to share in the shade of trees. Cold water and delightful garden table service.

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Thank Ted4606
Tasman, New Zealand
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134 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous coffee, excellent warm cheese scones and friendly, attentive service. Set in a beautiful period house and lovely grounds. Perfect!

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Thank karenjG2649DT
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a couple of times (4 so far) & the food always impresses me. The service is great, just what you would expect from the elegant house. The high tea is a favourite for me but if you are wanting more there is a delish selection. Gardens are beautiful, peaceful & so close to the main centre. Definitely... More 

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Thank Kelly S
Wellington
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Melrose cafe is a wonderful cafe with lots of good food choices for all types of diets, including raw food. We enjoyed our brunch, and the chef was amenable to change our meat for veges, which is great. We sat outside on the balcony, it was great, peaceful. Definitely on our 'favourite spots list'. We've been with the kids before... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our high tea experience recently at Melrose. On arrival we were guided outside to our reserved seating in the garden by a friendly staff member. The table was set and ready for us. With the option of either a tea or one of the many cool refreshing sodas we poured over the menu and as a group of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a gorgeous lunch at this beautiful place. The staff was helpful and friendly and the food is really great value! I can highly recommend this place, specially on a warm summers day.

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Thank maikensb
Nelson, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we had a wonderful light lunch on the front lawn, the surroundings are very comfortable "old English" with lovely gardens and mature trees, the staff were very helpful and accommodating, the food was devine and the drinks just exceptional, well worth considering for a quiet meal away from the usual rush and noise

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Thank Ann S
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little cafe with old fashioned China like your grandma used to have nice food a little expensive but good to visit for something a little different.

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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, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Romantic, 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?