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“Excellent!”
Review of Melrose House Cafe

Melrose House Cafe
Ranked #12 of 196 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Delicious, original, menu options with happy staff, good heating and good scenery/gardens.
I would reccomend it to anyone, especially visitors to Nelson or 'Downton Abbey' watchers.
Probably not suitable for kids however.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Just had High Tea at Melrose House, and I rate it very highly.
Amazing selection of cold drinks (which was unexpected) with such lovely offerings as pear and lemon, or homemade raspberry lemonade. Obviously a brilliant tea selection, and very well priced. Good coffee selection also, with milk alternatives available.

High tea was 3 tiers of little delicious sweet and savoury offerings, all of which were delectable.
Service was impeccable, and the surroundings are lush and beautiful.

Highly recommend this place, and the value for money is also great.

In addition, we got a slice of the carrot cake with yoghurt to take home, it came boxed with a fresh flower, and was dense, not quite enough flavour, but filled with walnuts and sunflower seeds.

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

Step back in time for a coffee, in a historic villa with lovely gardens...if you fancy getting away from all the hustle and bustle of the city...Melrose house if the place to go.

Thank Bryson M
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Oh my goodness this place is great. I took my 6 year old daughter for a special cup of tea. We had a lovely time. The food is presented excellently and the prices are so cheap for what you get (pot of tea $5). It is beautifully laid out and you go away feeling so special. Staff are lovely and friendly. It is very busy on Sunday for lunches so beware. We were turned away once as there was not enough room. A must try is the Jasmin Flower Tea. Amazing. Highly recommended.

Thank Rosalie G
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Angela and the Melrose House Cafe team catered out for 75 at our wedding High Tea. The food was truly outstanding both in visual presentation and to eat. I don't give plaudits lightly so to get this rating from me is high praise indeed. They catered for us away from their home base but coped very well. Many thanks. Phil & Chris.

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