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All 121 Nelson Restaurants

Melrose House Cafe

26 Brougham St | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson, New Zealand
(03) 548 9179
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Ranked #5 of 121 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
Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

As we walked in the lovely Angela greeted us as though she had been waiting all morning for our visit. What a beautiful cafe to spend time in. The food and coffee are superb and the atmosphere is relaxed and warm. If you have time before or after your food and drink do spend time in the garden which has... More

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Feilding, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stopped here on the way to the airport really liked the sound of the duck however we were running out of time so we decided to have scones and Juice- the pear and lemon juice was so nice and the scones were perfect! Date coming with jam and cream. Ladies were really friendly! Here's the bad.. They serve the food... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Called in last Saturday for a late lunch, the staff was very kind and professional and the food was simply amazing. I had an entree with mozzarella cheese and parma ham ande then beef filet as a main with veggies and an ice cream ( gelato ) at the end! Ange and Jess are managing the guests in a fantastic... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Spoil yourself to a divine morning tea at Melrose House. Excellent service and a beautiful setting. The plates and cups that are used are special. The scone (with cream!) had a lovely camilla flower on the plate as decoration.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Called in on a Sunday lunchtime, sad to miss the high tea special. Fantastic pumpkin soup though. A nice atmosphere with lovely waitresses. The only downer was that the milk jug had nasty ( unhygienic) chips out of it. Once they get to that stage...throw them out! Would recommend a visit. It's in a nice part of nelson and the... 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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