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Melrose House Cafe

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26 Brougham St | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson, New Zealand
(03) 548 9179
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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
Most recent review
Amazing food, service and atmosphere!

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of having lunch at Melrose House Cafe while visiting Nelson. We found the character of the old mansion, the excellent service and delicious food the perfect way to spend an afternoon, we even got to drink tea from beautiful vintage cups! Our server Sarah... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Jacki K
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Edmonton, Canada
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  • Reservations
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of having lunch at Melrose House Cafe while visiting Nelson. We found the character of the old mansion, the excellent service and delicious food the perfect way to spend an afternoon, we even got to drink tea from beautiful vintage cups! Our server Sarah was amazing and Manager Jesse dropped by our... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is one of the special places to eat in Nelson. I particularly love sitting on the verandah or out in the garden, but inside is good too. The food is beautifully presented, full of flavour and colour. The service is great. I have food sensitivities so I don't find it easy to eat out these days. I opted for... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The cake selection and beverage selection here is outstanding and so I recommend this place for morning tea or high tea. We had breakfast here which was okay but nothing special. We had the breakfast fish which was salmon and a touch over cooked, this came with eggs and a potato rots I which was a bit too soggy rather... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stately and Dignified, this old Lady, oozes both charm and deliciousness!! Breakfast, Lunch, or Afternoon Tea, you can't resist the tempting morsels supplied, and the romantic presentation of each serving. Well worth a visit, or two....or???

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Reall enjoy going to Melrose for morning coffee lunch or afternoon tea. Great to take friends, visitors, Mums and Grans. Takes you back to another era

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a delightful setting in this beautiful historic house. High tea served with a wonderful selection of treats. Each guest is treated to a selection of drinks - tea, cold drinks etc. many delicious teas to try. Well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

OH!! how lovely to have a cup of tea served in a cup & saucer. A special place for lunch with girlfriends Feels old worldly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have visited Melsrose House for several breakfasts, lunch and High tea and each time it is a pleasurable experience due to the spotless and stylish Heritage features of the rooms, the beautiful crockery and delightfully tasty food all served by friendly and helpful staff

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have been to Melrose House with friends on more than one occasion for afternoon tea, which is always beautifully served on pretty china and the mouth sized morsels both savoury and sweet are delicious. I was recently there on a private function for a very large number of people of all ages, the whole afternoon ran smoothly and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It is hard to beat Melrose House for charm, elegance, beautiful food, gorgeous presentation and friendly considerate staff. It is the weekly morning tea venue for my group of friends and the food is so tempting we often just roll right on into the lunch menu too!

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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: Contemporary

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