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Lambretta's Cafe Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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204 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 8555
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Nelson, New Zealand
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135 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely brunch at the sidewalk tables. Lively atmosphere , very busy. Meals were generous size and delicious. Tip: try the lemon & passion fruit smoothie! 😀

Thank KashKlan
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

I came here for lunch with my family. It was quite busy when we first arrived, but quietened down not long after. One of the waiters who served us seemed a bit stressed and was running around like crazy, but it was busy to start with so I don't blame him. We didn't have to wait too long for our... More 

Thank sp511
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

A busy buzzy cafe with their act together with service. Been trading for a number of years but know what business is all about. We had breakfast, scrambled eggs & homemade muesli - fabulous!!

Thank KiwiTravellers
Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

It is holiday time in Nelson and the streets were busy with everyone gearing up to see in the New Year. We decided to sit inside at Lambretta's to avoid the hot sun and ordered a lamb salad, fish of the day. Our companions settled for coffees and a croissant. I was expecting a reasonable wait as the place was... More 

Thank Christine W
Tauranga, New Zealand
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188 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Pizza was excellent. Coffee good but not excellent! Noisy noisy inside, yet it was cold outside so not much choice really.

Thank Lyn W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast with high expectations as had been before and been well satisfied. Just a little off peek this time. Service was a little slow and too much sauce on the eggs beni. I think I may have caught an off day during a busy holiday period. Must try again.

Thank Laurie R
Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Rather sour person took order not very competently. Coffee fine. Scrambled eggs not the best and soft not very good toast, supermarket bakery type of bread. All up a bit disappointing.

Thank Alikr2015
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Visited Lambrettas as part of a family holiday and we were delighted with the place. The food was really great, with super quick and really friendly service. And there was plenty of space even though the place was buzzing and busy when we got there. I really loved the scooter theme, given I've got one at home, and they've definitely... More 

Thank Frank R
Hoi An, Vietnam
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Ive often been to Lambrettas when in town,probably one of the larger and more popular places go to for brunch , coffee and for some of the locals ,to see and be seen. I am starting to have a quibble or two though, service can be somewhat distant or just completely uninterested and surly. the last time here the other... More 

Thank Jeremy W
Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a pizza and a pint when we saw the meals of diners outside! Pizza was very tasty. A busy place, but well organised staff and we had a nice time planning our Nelson adventures while we ate.

Thank C G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 8555

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