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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 #3 of 133 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We dropped in to enjoy the smoothies my son fondly remembered from a previous visit.We were warmly welcomed by the charming waitperson and our order arrived promptly. The presentation was faultless. Each delicious smoothie was accompanied by a beautiful rose. My huge, light, fresh date scone arrived with scrumptious berry jam and cream and a gorgeous oriental lily alongside. Sitting... More 

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Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We did not know they did food here - but stopped enroute to the airport to look at the Home and gardens. How surprised we were when we stayed for pre flight cake and drinks for the family! The presentation of the food was incredible - warm brownies with quenelles of cream and fresh berries, home made pink lemonade with... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The historic house a wonder to walk around, the food inviting. Will definitely return. Fish of the day was delicious.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The garden and setting is gorgeous and the ambience inside is just wonderful. Love to come here for afternoon tea with the girls and there's no better place to go for mother's day lunch either. The cakes are lovely and the main lunches we tried so far were (although not huge in portions - for nelson standard) absolutely delicious. All... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Beautifully restored tearoom, elegant bone china, decadent savoury bites and petite fours. An array of fine teas to choose from and a beautiful view to enjoy it by. Value for money is an understatement, I highly recommend the experience. What a treat!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Such a delight to sit out on the veranda in the morning sunshine, enjoying morning tea. The scones, pastries and cakes are wonderful and always service with a smile. Lovely, relaxed ambiance.

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Nelson, New Zealand
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
105 helpful votes 105 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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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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