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Melrose House Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, British, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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26 Brougham St | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9179
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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love it here!!!! Took my mum and sister in law out for coffee and cake!!!! The whole set up is amazing. The staff are so friendly. The coffee is yummy with a great smooth flavour and the cakes are huge! We worth the money!

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Thank totty365
Guildford
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to look at the house, which is partly open to the public. Seeing people sitting on the cafe veranda looking out onto roses and a pretty lawn, we decided to try it ourselves. It was wonderful! Cheerful, friendly service in the most elegant surroundings. We each had lemonade, and the passion fruit won the vote. Boiled orange cake... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the scones and they were dry as dust. Edible only if you slather them with 500 calories of cream and jam.

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Thank Rod W
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Nanna lived just down the road and was good friends with the Adams family that owned Melrose House now a delightful restaurant particularly for Sunday Brunch or a memorable afternoon tea.An easy walk from the top of Trafalgar St up the Hill to its pretty gardens and a feast of savoury and sweet baking to fill a hungry tum.... More 

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Wellington
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch at this cafe. Delightful elegant setting, great service and excellent food. So glad we found it!

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Thank JenWellington
auckland
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Had morning tea on the veranda, beautiful setting,great service and lovely presented morning tea. You are able to look around some rooms of the house although staging the empty rooms with appropriate period furniture would add greatly to the atmosphere. No cost to look around the house and pretty gardens.

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Thank shar0np51
New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Visited yesterday, sat outside, had the vegetarian breakfast. The food was wonderful as was the service

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Thank Kathryn B
Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Supurb historic house. Lovely garden setting. Good food. Friendly service. What more could you want?

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Thank ricardo933
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

This was a lovely place for ladies afternoon tea with my friend and my sister. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Would love to go here again soon.

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Thank Rachel S
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Perfect location to treat yourself (and others) to a delicious brunch...superb food, fine selection of teas, service with a smile!! Huighly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, British, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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: +64 3-548 9179

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