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“Great Value”
Review of Cafe Affair of Nelson - CLOSED

Cafe Affair of Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$27
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Bacco is the Roman God of Wine, Bacco Restaurant and Wine Bar changed its ownership and name from Café Affair in October 2016. We are a premium wine bar/restaurant with an Italian/European spin to our dishes. We are all about fresh, local ingredients where possible and we have a food matching our premium wines philosophy. Bacco has a wine club and holds Degustation dinners bi-monthly.
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Just popped in for a snack, had the most amazing beer battered chips with cheese, bacon and sour cream between us. Absolutely lovely. Also tried one of cask beers which was local; the one we wanted had only just been put on and wasn't ready. Went back two days later and had it to accompany another portion of the beer battered chips. We were not disappointed. We returned later the next week with an elderly friend with limited mobility and had the most wonderful meals, stone grilled steaks and stone grilled prawns and scallops. We had chosen to take her out to this restaurant on the basis that it provided good access and parking for someone with limited mobility. On all three visits the staff were very helpful and the ambience in the restaurant was very good. Very well suited to take someone with limited mobility the staff were very considerate of our friend's situation and were accommodating without making an issue out of it. Would certainly recommend it as a great place to eat. The only downside was the music in the early evening wasn't to our taste, either for us as a couple or our elderly friend. That is just personal choice though and doesn't really detract from the excellent food and service, that aside I still give this venue my best revue.

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Thank Miriella23
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We visited this place once on our stay in Nelson, great location loads of seating options and very lovely to sit outside in the sun!
The coffee was good - espresso and water on the side for both and the daily savory scone was sensational :-)
Very friendly staff
Papers etc, easy location to sit back and chill

Thank Carie B
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

I wanted a nice light salad on a hot day, and this place was perfect, i had the falafel salad and it came in a nice portion with fresh ingredients that were just the thing i needed! the staff were very friendly and very accommodating

Thank why_travel
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

I rarely write a restaurant review, but our meal was such bad value (and I've had a week to cool down) that I'm doing a review. Perhaps it will serve as a caveat emptor. This restaurant specialises in stonegrill cooking, which means you grill the food on a hot stone. And pay the same price you would for chef-cooked/seasoned food. The prawns and scallops we ordered were mostly prawns, although the menu did not make that clear. Perhaps it was a good thing, as the scallops were rubbery after sitting on a hot stone that wasn't hot enough. Both were flavourless -- and the sauce served in a little bowl with them was without complexity. It was also so thin that it didn't adhere to the food.

4  Thank Travelover2003
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

I have been here for an 18th birthday dinner for our daughter, it was ok the staff were friendly enough and the food ok, not sure if I would rush back, I have been for drinks one evening with friends and the smell of food was overwhelming, it was busy with an empty seating area upstairs which we were not allowed to move up to(maybe the staff could not be bothered having to clean up there as well) we were a little disappointed, some of our group had a dessert, and they were not as fresh as should be expected.

Thank Kate T
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