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Melrose House Cafe

26 Brougham St | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson, New Zealand
(03) 548 9179
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Ranked #4 of 131 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One thing that I always think when I go to Melrose Cafe is why do I not come here more often? It is the most delightful place to slow down your pace, and enjoy delicious and very interesting foods, and enjoy the most lovely of surroundings in one of Nelsons most beautiful old homes. This time I came with three... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Being quite new to Nelson, Melrose House had been on our 'hit list' since we arrived. We decided to give it a try last Sunday for breakfast. Having had perhaps one too many glasses of vino the night before we both opted for the Full Breakfast which arrived on a cute old fashioned plate brimming with hangover busting potential! There... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were recommended by locals to go here for food and we were not disappointed. Tables outside with parasols. Food was selection of lunches ,we shared the prawns and had carrot cake and fruit scones for pudding. Prawns were lovely but I could have eaten the dish by myself quite easily. Staff were smiley and helpful, lovely setting for afternoon... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Attended two dear friends wedding on Sunday at Melrose House. What a stunning location, beautiful grounds, top notch service, food and wine/beer etc. Nothing was too much effort for the lovely girls running Melrose House. I have visited previously for brunch earlier in the year and it was just as amazing then. A firm favourite when in Nelson

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We love this place - we were married here 33 years ago and we always make it a point to visit here whenever we are in town. The food is great, the service fantastic and the staff are awesome - well done guys - we will be back :-)

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Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We booked a table on a busy Sunday Afternoon. The staff were amazing they went out of their way for us. The food however was disappointing. The Afghan biscuit ordered by our chocolate loving Seven year old was rock hard and solid. The fish of the day dish had our new mum excited but the risotto had little taste and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This place is amazing, the standard of coffee in NZ is v-good but this mornings coffee was rich and wonderful not sure of the magic but it tasted great. I had a rhubarb cream because it was so different from the normal offerings and it tasted better than it looked ( will try to upload a pic) you could see... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Dining at Melrose House is an elegant experience. It is about beautifully prepared and presented food in a beautifully restored mansion from the 1870's. The House was a private residence until it was gifted to the Nelson City Council in the 1970's. It has been fully restored to its former beauty and a cafe operates in two of the rooms... More 

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Tasman, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nice, convivial atmosphere for our occasion. Staff friendly and attentive. Not very impressed with the dead daffodils in the table arrangements, uncovered food on the counter nor the chlorinated tasting water. Did not quite fulfil my expectations.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I wanted somewhere nice to have brunch to celebrate our 30th anniversary before going to movies. Ended up having a great lunch each and had coffee and cakes after instead of rushing to movies. Sat in the sun on the terrace. Young wait staff were really on to it and the whole thing was relaxed and well-paced.... More 

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Address: 26 Brougham St | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 548 9179
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
Cuisine: Contemporary

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