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Melrose House Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9179
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“cakes” (39 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Melrose with several friends for afternoon tea. The service was extraordinarily slow considering there were only a few other tables there. Also I had to ask for the table to be cleaned. The food when it came was beautifully presented. A lovely spot...More

Thank SophiaGM23
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

High tea seemed like a no fail great idea for Mother’s Day. We found them very accommodating to book with - we needed vegetarian & gluten free, they could do both :) It was totally packed when we arrived, and this impacted negatively on the...More

Thank Alli J
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing setting. Tucked away from the busy nelson roads this place is surrounded by trees and manicured gardens. Staff were very welcoming and our cakes and coffee we ordered were awesome. Will definitely be stopping for lunch on my next visit!

Thank SiobhanMcGibbon
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Little lunch stop w a friend while in Nelson. Pretty place, old beautiful building and gardens, lovely service, friendly staff .

Thank Maja M
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

We walked here to have a brunch. It opens at 9am. My daughter and I really liked the sausages here. It’s a lovely place. You could sit inside or enjoy sitting outside with trees and flowers. They had cakes too but we didn’t try. Homemade...More

Thank Nutharin
Reviewed March 21, 2018

My wife and I have lunch here about once every few months and love it. The surroundings are very nice with the lawns and gardens plus the nice big trees in a private large well maintained garden. The lady from the West Indies that served...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed March 4, 2018

On a beautiful day it is difficult to beat having breakfast at Melrose House Cafe. The gardens are delightful, sitting on the veranda in the breeze is really nice. The menu is unusual and delicious. I especially like the unique breakfasts you can choose from...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Great meeting venue...had lovely morning tea and then lunch downstairs in cafe.Great variety for all who were there and food very tasty.Atmosphere nice and extra treats with drinks were and looked fabulous

Thank Margot G
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough about how I enjoyed this whole experience. My brunch of Fish & Vegas was excellent and they have a very good chai tea and almond milk. The whole time you are there you enjoy the wonderfully preserved Melrose House with beautiful...More

Thank Nonapama
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Afternoon tea planned at Melrose House after driving form Westport during the day. Weather waste but the welcome fantastic. Staff knowledgeable about food on offer and also suggested we look around the house. Tea, coffee and slices were very high quality. Unfortunately the weather was...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
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: +64 3-548 9179
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