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All 131 Nelson Restaurants

Cafe Affair of Nelson

295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
(03) 548 8295
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Ranked #37 of 131 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

We were a group of four dining at Cafe Affair tonight , the pumpkin soup was pure and simple. I had the pork belly and she who must be obeyed had the Turkish meat balls , a huge meal in comparison to my pork. Our friends had the pasta which was reported as good and the fillet steak which was... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Visiting from the USA and had not eaten in Nelson before. Had the stone grilled combination plate and thought the food and service was very good. Very nice atmosphere on the deck inside with all the doors open.

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Fremont, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Took a chance on this place without any foreknowledge. We were happily surprised. Service was friendly and attentive. Was nice that they were open when so many other restaurants were closed between 2-5pm. We were happy to see enough vegetarian options on the menu. The best find was the soup of the day, a tomato onion soup that was completely... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Although only 12 other people were there, all of which had been served already, it took them 10 minutes to heat a Pasty! The pasty was dry, salty and gristly, with a measly decorative garnish that was completely unnecessary and was obviously there to disguise the awful pasty. The double chocolate muffin was very nice, yet completely uninspiring. The evening... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Typical Kiwi restaurant offering grills, seafood, salads, well cooked beautifully presented by attentive wait staff who couldn't do enough for us. The hot stone steak was fun to eat. decor centres round hunting gear, and old stuff. Noisy though, hard surfaces bouncing the conversations. Ideal for families.

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Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We went on the recommendation of our hotel concierge, we had a beautiful breakfast the service , staff & atmosphere was faultless, would go again in a heartbeat !

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Have dined here serveral times and both times had great service. The outdoor seating right on the top of Trafalgar st. is iconic Nelson at its best. Why only 3 stars? The food was good, not great (I did enjoy the hot stones lamb) and both times our first and second choice for wine was out of stock (one of... More 

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Notts,England
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We chanced on this place whilst walking through Nelson to the cathedral, and noticed they had the 'cook at table' hot stone menu available. As our daughter had never tried this we booked for the following night. We were not disappointed! The food and service were good, the restaurant was busy but not overcrowded, and you could hold a normal... More 

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Christchurch
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

A group of 2 couples catching up. The wait staff were well informed and helpful. The suggestions were great and appreciated by us all. The food was tasty well presented and in exactly the right quantity. This is a great place to meet as conversation is easy in the quiet relaxed atmosphere

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Me and mate went into town for a random night out, we ended up here after the waiter yelled out the window "best food in town" as we were looking at the menu board outside. (great style by the young guy!!) anyway so we had a nice bottle of bubbles and a chic stone grill to start, everything was nice.... More 

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Address: 295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 548 8295
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson

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