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Melrose House Cafe

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British, Contemporary
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26 Brougham St | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson, New Zealand
(03) 548 9179
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gorgeous cream teas.

Lovely Lucy served us. All brilliant. Lovely cream teas, cold drinks of lovely pink lemonades and flowers everywhere, pots of tea. We had the biggest scones we had ever had....in fact it was shared with three teenage boys! Worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely Lucy served us. All brilliant. Lovely cream teas, cold drinks of lovely pink lemonades and flowers everywhere, pots of tea. We had the biggest scones we had ever had....in fact it was shared with three teenage boys! Worth a visit.

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Thank sammpost
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with the family for lunch. Lovely day so sat outside in the garden they also have a lovely porch. Beautiful old house. The staff were very attentive and helpful. All mains were tasty and attractive. The cakes looked lovely too but no room.

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Thank ams255118
Nelson, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here many times, have amazing gluten free cakes and brilliant tea. It's a touch of old school class like I'm at my gradmothers in our Sunday best. I just love it.

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Thank chickenleggs
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed Sunday tea on the patio of this Victorian mansion surrounded by a stunning rose garden. Choose from dozens of different teas served in beautiful china and snack on delicious cakes and brownies. Friendly staff and a lovely view made this the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Thank Texasgal78701
Paphos District, Cyprus
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The very ambiance of this beautiful house and grounds immediately strikes one as being so different to the very layed back casual New Zealand way of life .Met by friendly staff and enjoyed afternoon tea out on the veranda over looking the gardens Luxury teas served in bone China cups , and a delicious selection of cakes and scones to... More 

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Thank William D
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a late lunch here in January 2016. We were greeted by a friendly and attentive waiting staff with a pleasant variety of menu options. I had smoked salmon while my girlfriend had the soup of the day. I had no problems with my offering. It was tasty, appropriately sized, well balanced and reasonably priced. My girlfriend was impressed with... More 

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Thank Matthew D
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in a Victorian style, magnificent old home, delightful food, superb waitresses and a garden view that creates a sense of utter relaxation. Minutes from the City, a must do for visitors and locals.

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Thank 1940Jeannette
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful setting in a preserved Victorian Gem. Excellent food & service you expect to pay for this given the location & surrounding gardens. Tea/Coffee & cake will not break the budget. Sit on the veranda or tables on the lawn to soak up the ambiance.

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Thank Mike G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was impeccable. Staff helpful. Lovely, unbelievably cool. You'll undoubtably pick to order now! Definitely a nelson must

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am always happy to hear that Melrose House Cafe is fully booked quite regularly, although based on my experience I wonder how they haven't become a bookings-only restaurant. Strolled in with my partner on a Wednesday afternoon and were greeted by a very lovely and attentive waitress. To my delight we were seated on the verandah, with the most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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