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The Cellar Door Restaurant & Cafe

107 Appleby Highway | Nelson, Richmond 7081, New Zealand
+64 3-544 4963
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Pizza, Fusion, Bar, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
107 Appleby Highway | Nelson, Richmond 7081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Yum! This is a must for fish cakes and delish pizzas Service is fantastic and love the back garden. Also dog friendly Love it

Thank foodiesandwine
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here for lunch as part of a wine tour. The service, food and setting (outside) were all top notch.

Thank Reklaw252
Reviewed 5 days ago

As visitors to the region we went in search of this restaurant and were a little confused when we first entered if we had got the right place as the sign that stated the restaurant was housed in the church said it was closed. After...More

Thank foodlover27264
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here on the way back from cycling the Great Taste Trail. I was hot and sweaty and it was an absolute delight to sit outdoors at a shady picnic table and sip a big glass of Waimea Estate's excellent chardonnay. The fish cakes...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really impressed with the friendly service. Staff adapted a menu item for my daughter and were very responsive to feedback. Great job team! Loved the relaxed outdoor setting, ideal for a summer day.

Thank 0jacquiew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right from our initial enquiry for our special family celebration we realized this was the perfect venue. Our party consisted of 10 adults and 8 children so we needed an outdoor setting. On arrival we were welcomed and the service was perfect. The food was...More

Thank hanmer88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely outdoor area but with unrealised potential. The greeting and following service could not be faulted (And this from one who frequently complains about lack of staff training & service!). The meal (Pork Belly with apple and celery slaw) was nicely presented and yummy. Cutlery...More

Thank Garry T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited expecting the normal winery restaurant but were very pleasantly surprised to be wined and dined in what was a 'temporary' but now semi permanent, largely outdoor facility 500 metres down the road from the winery that had had a fire about a year...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed December 27, 2017

We are locals and cycled out with visiting family members with the intention of stopping off at Waimea Estate for a quick drink around 3pm. The restaurant was busy with people dining but there were a number of spare tables inside. As we stood at...More

1  Thank sidNelson
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Lovely helpful staff. Really enjoyed the wine but the lunch was a great bonus. Checked the room when we walked in and had instant food envy. So many great looking dishes . We had the venison burger, best I've had, and the pork dumplings. Both...More

Thank Judy W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Appleby Highway | Nelson, Richmond 7081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 4963
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We are the closest winery/restaurant to the popular Richmond town center just a 5 mins away. Our our food is fresh and vibrant, changing with the seasons and showcasing local flavours. We use only free range meats & sustainable seafoods & support local growers and producers. The Nelson region has some of the best seafood, vegetables, cheese makers and olive oils in the country. We cater to everybody with gluten free, dairy free, vegan & healthy options available. All of our menus are expertly matched with Waimea Estates award winning wine range for the ultimate taste sensations!
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