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Melrose House Cafe

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Cafe, British, New Zealand, Gluten Free, European, Contemporary
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26 Brougham St | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson, New Zealand
(03) 548 9179
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Tasman, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent cheese scones, cakes and super tea. Would have liked traditional finger sandwiches as per the Ritz but couldn't complain. Service was excellent. The house is lovely.

Thank Karen J
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tables are beautifully set and have fresh flower centerpieces; the waitress is impeccably dressed, and charming and looked after you beautifully. When the food arrives it is nicely presented and wonderful. tasting. The best experience though is to go for the 'High Tea'. This is so elegant! The cakes and sandwiches are to die for, and the tea comes... More 

Thank greenrose110
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Melrose House is a really lovely, old-fashioned Café. If for High Tea, Breakfast or just for a cup of tea or coffee I feel always very special there.

Thank gabi889
Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly & helpful staff, excellent food in taste & presentation, beautiful surroundings... Couldn't ask for more.

Thank Claire M
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I was staying just along the road and didn't realise there was such a wonderful cafe so nearby. I can see why it caters for so many weddings and events as the location and house are magnificent. The food is delicious and the service was superb. The best parts: I was there for lunch and the pancakes were incredible. Its... More 

1 Thank Ben L
Wellington, New Zealand
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275 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I think it might be the high tea that gets this place rated so high. Brunch was okay, nothing wrong with the food as such, but nothing special (except the price was a little too much for the quality). Limited menu - but covered the basics. It wasn't that busy, but service wasn't exactly fast. Too many other good places... More 

2 Thank amr100
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We had a light lunch which was really nice. The service was excellent, the meals were great and the place is really nice with a trees and lawn view. I had a really nice juice which was very fresh and tasty and it stood out form other places we went to. I only wish we had tried the cakes as... More 

Thank TopGuNZ
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Meet a girlfriend for tea and a scone. Found a table on a beautiful Nelson morning overlooking the garden. Service excellent, date scone beautifully presented and was delicious, range of teas excellent

Thank Catherine C
Nelson, New Zealand
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The garden is lovely, so peaceful and quiet. The staff are attentive and professional. The food is exquisite and the beverage selection (both hot and cold ) is wonderful. Treat yourself, go to Melrose House.

1 Thank KashKlan
Nelson, New Zealand
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Melrose House is one of Nelsons wonderful assetts a colonaded house set in beautiful grounds. My young grandaughter is interested in old houses so we visited for an elegant afternoon tea served in lovely china. Sitting on the balcony enjoying the ambience of the garden and house made for a different experience.

1 Thank Diane W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, New Zealand, Gluten Free, European, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, 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: (03) 548 9179

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?