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“Lovely afternoon tea” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Melrose House Cafe

Melrose House Cafe
Ranked #3 of 170 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely afternoon tea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

We popped in for afternoon tea and were delighted with the choice of cakes, scones and slides. A little bit busy for one serving person who was delightful and never got frazzled.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Goblynears
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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English first
Hobart, Australia
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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Delicious lunch in lovely building.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. The building is beautiful with lovely tea rooms. We ordered the baked fill Brie and confit duck, both accompanied with a salad. Both very nice dishes. Couldn't help but have dessert here - we ordered the brownie and a piece of blackberry and orange mascarpone cake - delicious. Good range of teas here, I had the apple and cinnamon tea while my husband had coffee which he said was good.

Visited April 2014
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Thank LabRat23
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Malanda
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Sumptuous high afternoon tea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

My sister and I came to Melrose house after a search on the internet for a treat. We were not disappointed. We were met by the very friendly and lovely Jess. We selected Pink lemonade and Chai Latte from the hot and cold drink menu. The hot drink was in a beautiful bone china cup. The three tier cake stand included BLT sandwiches, mini pastry, mini Crème brûlée topped with fresh berries, chocolate dipped cream filled profiteroles, warmed scone filled with Camembert ham and tomato, mini lime curd tartlet topped with fresh fruit and dark chocolate brownie. Afterwards we had a walk through the historic grounds and garden. A wonderful experience and highly recommended as a treat.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank cichlornis
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Scrumptious GF cake with tea at a beautiful historic house.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

Best gluten free chocolate cake I've ever had. We came to see the house and garden, but sitting on the porch and enjoying the English tea really made it a highlight of our Nelson visit. Don't miss it!

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1 Thank ASWhitehead
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Vevey
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Kind of cool cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

This place has many inconsistencies.
- Very classy location and gardens but we were greeted like long lost friends
- Great food with surprisingly pretty reasonable prices
Definitely an excellent choice for breakfast / lunch or a coffee.
A very charming building (even if you are not into that sought of thing)

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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