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Melrose House Cafe

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Cafe, European, British, New Zealand, Contemporary
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26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
(03) 548 9179
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Paekakariki, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was taken to Melrose House for coffee and a bite to eat! We entered the house, and another world welcomed us. The furnishings calming and the atmosphere relaxing. Welcoming staff enhanced the experience. The food presented in a elegant manner, accompanied with fresh flowers. Crystal water glasses sparkled in the sunlight, and I admit that I did not have... More 

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Thank SueWillsNZ
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having had a bad experience the day before we obtained a recommendation to try Melrose House for either breakfast or lunch. What a pleasant surprise. The setting in the historical home with beautiful gardens was worth the visit alone. Breakfast was delicious with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, an all day breakfast and a vegetarian all day breakfast. The staff... More 

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Thank MLL386
Nelson
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love eating at Melrose House - not only is choice of food and drink impressive, but the quality is consistently very high. The lovely house with garden is a relaxing venue for a non hurried lunch or morning/afternoon tea. No problems with noise levels or feeling rushed. Pleasant staff and an all round pleasure to go there.

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Thank KiwifamilyNelson
Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

melrose house is one of the most popular places to visit in nelson the cafe food is to die for and you might have to wait but its worth it. The garden are very relaxing and the bird song is very loud the house is worth a visit just to walk around is good

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Thank macodim
Motueka, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a place to come if you are in a hurry as there is a bit of a wait, but well worth it! Lovely sunny terrace overlooking the garden, very relaxing and peaceful. All day breakfasts and lunch with vegetarian options.

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice cafe and function venue. Set up to create a atmosphere in keeping with the style of home it is in. Great coffee, delicious food and nice place to spend time.

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Thank Deborah S
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was initially hesitant thinking this place is for people who are into high tea etc. My friend convinced me and we showed up on a nice sunny morning. We were greeted by friendly staff. I ordered "All Day Breakfast". I was in heaven for next 10 minute. Everything in the plate was cooked nicely. The sausage and bacon was... More 

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Thank Ranjeet M
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious date scones. Crunchy on the outside and moist (buy not too dense) on the inside, with a nice serve of jam and whipped cream on the side. The only thing that would have made the scones better was double cream but you can't have everything. The tea was nice enough but would have benefited from a longer brew... More 

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Thank Daniellafella
Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Fantastic in every way, surroundings, atmosphere, food, service, menu. Just do it! Dress up if you feel like it.

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Thank Cassandra880
Christchurch
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Good food and coffee, but variable service. On our first visit our waitress was excellent but on two subsequent visits a different waitress was peevish and slow. Another friend said she was positively rude. We therefore haven't returned.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Cafe, European, British, New Zealand, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: (03) 548 9179

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?