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“A grand old house”
Review of Melrose House Cafe

Melrose House Cafe
Ranked #3 of 177 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Whangarei, New Zealand
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447 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
“A grand old house”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and loved the old world charm in what is one of Nelson's historic homes of yesteryear. Apart from being able to self-tour around the function rooms of the house we enjoyed lunch and coffee. Service was good and the food also worthwhile.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Dr Benjamin P
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Wellington, New Zealand
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely afternoon tea”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

We popped in for afternoon tea and were delighted with the choice of cakes, scones and slides. A little bit busy for one serving person who was delightful and never got frazzled.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Goblynears
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Delicious lunch in lovely building.”
Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. The building is beautiful with lovely tea rooms. We ordered the baked fill Brie and confit duck, both accompanied with a salad. Both very nice dishes. Couldn't help but have dessert here - we ordered the brownie and a piece of blackberry and orange mascarpone cake - delicious. Good range of teas here, I had the apple and cinnamon tea while my husband had coffee which he said was good.

Visited April 2014
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Thank LabRat23
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Malanda
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Sumptuous high afternoon tea”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

My sister and I came to Melrose house after a search on the internet for a treat. We were not disappointed. We were met by the very friendly and lovely Jess. We selected Pink lemonade and Chai Latte from the hot and cold drink menu. The hot drink was in a beautiful bone china cup. The three tier cake stand included BLT sandwiches, mini pastry, mini Crème brûlée topped with fresh berries, chocolate dipped cream filled profiteroles, warmed scone filled with Camembert ham and tomato, mini lime curd tartlet topped with fresh fruit and dark chocolate brownie. Afterwards we had a walk through the historic grounds and garden. A wonderful experience and highly recommended as a treat.

  • Visited March 2014
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3 Thank cichlornis
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“Scrumptious GF cake with tea at a beautiful historic house.”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Best gluten free chocolate cake I've ever had. We came to see the house and garden, but sitting on the porch and enjoying the English tea really made it a highlight of our Nelson visit. Don't miss it!

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1 Thank ASWhitehead
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