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Melrose House Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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26 Brougham St | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9179
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Auckland, New Zealand
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A bit of an uphill walk from the cbd on a hot day this tearooms was definitely a find. We sat in the grounds of Melrose house, with waitress service from the house itself. The menu was small but interesting with a range of brunch or afternoon tea dishes. I ordered the cream tea. My teen ordered a rose lemonade,... More 

Thank SarahfromAKL
Wellington, New Zealand
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505 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

3 of us went for lunch and enjoyed it immensely. The fish served on a light rice noodle salad was delicious as was the posset for dessert. The menu is not extensive but it has lots of vegetarian options which is good. The meals weren't huge though so anyone with an apetite might find it a bit challenging. Desserts are... More 

Thank Ah62
Nelson, New Zealand
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to Melrose House Cafe on many occasions and never been disappointed. But we went recently for high tea and while the decor, settings etc are as lovely as ever and the food was of its usual high standard, the service was below the standard we have been used to. We ordered cold drinks which took over 30... More 

Thank WendyB170
New York
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Varied menu in an historic home. Great drink and food selection and kind staff. Take some time to walk the quaint gardens to see the beautiful flowers.

Thank AlmostAnywhere44
Nelson, New Zealand
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful venue for weddings and functions. Set in beautiful grounds with a grand old house serving special lunch and morning and afternoon teas. Using old fashioned cake stands and lovely china, it is a great place to go for a special time, eg Mother's Day. Tucked away among the trees, just outside the CBD. Parking ok. Food a... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
Wollongong, Australia
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great coffee, a scone big enough to share in the shade of trees. Cold water and delightful garden table service.

Thank Ted4606
Tasman, New Zealand
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134 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous coffee, excellent warm cheese scones and friendly, attentive service. Set in a beautiful period house and lovely grounds. Perfect!

Thank karenjG2649DT
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a couple of times (4 so far) & the food always impresses me. The service is great, just what you would expect from the elegant house. The high tea is a favourite for me but if you are wanting more there is a delish selection. Gardens are beautiful, peaceful & so close to the main centre. Definitely... More 

Thank Kelly S
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Melrose cafe is a wonderful cafe with lots of good food choices for all types of diets, including raw food. We enjoyed our brunch, and the chef was amenable to change our meat for veges, which is great. We sat outside on the balcony, it was great, peaceful. Definitely on our 'favourite spots list'. We've been with the kids before... More 

Thank SuaveWellington
Hamilton, New Zealand
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our high tea experience recently at Melrose. On arrival we were guided outside to our reserved seating in the garden by a friendly staff member. The table was set and ready for us. With the option of either a tea or one of the many cool refreshing sodas we poured over the menu and as a group of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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: +64 3-548 9179

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?