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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 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
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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
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5 reviews 5 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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Nelson, New Zealand
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We held an event at Melrose today and the team at Melrose were absolutely amazing. I've been to Melrose several times and every time they blow me away with their attention to detail, professionalism and their fabulous food! We had some extras turn up that we weren't expecting but the staff at Melrose took it in their stride and managed... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Went to Melrose to celebrate a birthday and had High Tea. I'd never had High Tea before but I loved the experience! Stunning tea cups and dinnerware and you do feel like you're dining in a fancy, beautiful old fashioned room! Large range of teas and drinks to choose from and the food was presented beautifully. Loved all of it!

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