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The Cellar Door Restaurant & Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Pizza, New Zealand, Bar, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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107 Appleby Highway | Nelson, Richmond 7081, New Zealand
+64 3-544 4963
10:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Richmond, New Zealand
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! I am so glad that we decided to come here for dinner! The food was absolutely incredible. We shared the pork dumplings (between two people) for the starter. They we so good! Perfectly cooked and bursting with flavour. The beef which was had for one of the mains was cooked exactly how it was requested and melted in the... More 

Thank BellaSpiteri
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With the original cellar door for Waimea burnt down, the vineyard is currently using this space for tastings. I hope they never move back!! I'm not sure what the last space was like, but the rustic bar sitting under a canopy of trees with a barn frame for structure was magnificent. The wines were solid and definitely worth a try... More 

Thank HobsonzChoice
Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We called in at the Cellar Door while cycling with The Gentle Cycling Company. The Cellar Door is part of Waimea Estates vineyard and features their own wines. Of course. It was a quiet day when we arrived. Warm and sunny, the day after a storm. Plenty of shade and comfortable seating. We started off with wine tasting (of course!)... More 

Thank 367john
Wellington, New Zealand
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161 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I had a very enjoyable late lunch at TCD. The food was good and the staff were very friendly. The view was very nice and I did like the unusual layout of the place

Thank Irish_Kiwi77
Nelson, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This is a fairly new addition to the eateries in the area. It used to run by another name and only recently became The Cellar Door. Really old building wit indoor outdoor areas. Still in the renovation stage, but food excellent, with good selection. Places for children to run off their energy. A relaxing casual experience. The children with us... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We visited The Cellar Door on our way to our next accommodation from Havelock! The food was delicious, the staff incredibly attentive and friendly and the setting is so quirky and unique! Loved it!

Thank Hannahpriyanka
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was recently a guest at a birthday lunch for 19 here. The food, service, ambience etc. are all exceptional. I strongly recommend this great restaurant.

Thank Gillian O
TheCellarD00r, Owner at The Cellar Door Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We do try to deliver greatness every day so its nice when it is recognised. See you again soon we hope! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great service, great restaurant environment, even had the ducks and chickens visit from next door. Our wine tasting hostess was fantastic and informative and we left with 7 bottles. Kids got to roam around in the back and relax while the adults enjoyed. Well done. I'm sold on the wines!

Thank Tafu J
TheCellarD00r, Owner at The Cellar Door Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks guys, Im very pleased to hear you all had a good time! It was a pleasure to have you there and your kids were all fantastic! So polite and smiley! The chickens and ducks are a bit of a winner with kids so Im pleased that everything else was good for you too. Warm thanks and hope you will... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The restaurant is unique. The outdoor setting with a barn like feel is great. The beer and wine selection is good. The service was good, but food was very ordinary. We had the pizza which was ok. Suggest trying another offering.

Thank Mark S
TheCellarD00r, Owner at The Cellar Door Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and feed back. We do go for a casual style of dining and like to keep the menu simple to fit with the place. So we do have burgers, fish, salads etc. Hope to see you there again soon! More 

Greymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We had lunch on the 3rd of Jan & brunch on the 5th of Jan and we're both excellent meals the lamb burger I had was spot on & the cooked breakfast was super 👍🏽great location & venue & cant wait to come back to this venue or back to the old restaurant once it is fixed up after the... More 

Thank dickokat
TheCellarD00r, Owner at The Cellar Door Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome review! We are really pleased to hear you had a good time with us. We will see you again soon we hope! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Pizza, New Zealand, Bar, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Appleby Highway | Nelson, Richmond 7081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 4963
Set inside Waimea Estates stunning vineyard, we are the closest winery/restaurant to the popular Richmond town center just a 5 mins away. Our our food is fresh and vibrant, changing with the seasons and showcasing local flavours. We use only free range meats & sustainable seafoods & support local growers and producers. The Nelson region has some of the best seafood, vegetables, cheese makers and olive oils in the country. We cater to everybody with gluten free, dairy free, vegan & healthy options available. All of our menus are expertly matched with Waimea Estates award winning wine range for the ultimate taste sensations! DUE TO A LARGE FIRE AT THE CAFE WE HAVE RELOCATED JUST DOWN THE ROAD TO 107 APPLEBY HIGHWAY, HOPE, TASMAN. WE ARE STILL DOING THE SAME FOOD AND OF COURSE WINE TASTINGS AND SALES. SEE YOU THERE!

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