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The Cellar Door Restaurant & Cafe

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Pizza, New Zealand, Bar, Cafe, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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107 Appleby Highway | Nelson, Richmond 7081, New Zealand
+64 3-544 4963
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10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Milan, Italy
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233 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably because I'm italian but I did not find the wine exciting and also very expensive, while the food was very good . People amazing and the atmosphere lovely.

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Thank sergio pigoli p
Bakersfield, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant stop, excellent wine. The facility relocated apparently after a fire, but the new location was very pleasant.

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Thank jcsaiki
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can we say.... what a wonderful surprise to see them in the Abby! (Due to a fire at the vineyard they made an excellent decision to move just up the road. Here they have utilised the wonderful atmosphere and we felt as tho we could be anywhere in the world. The wine was stunning and matched our beef... More 

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Thank foodiesandwine
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

First visit to this venue with family from overseas for an evening meal. A little off the beaten track if staying in Nelson, but worth a drive to a lovely part of the region not far from Richmond. Service was relaxing, attentive, and with a smile. Food top class - great menu. Relaxing in a pleasant surrounding.

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

Thanks heaps for your awesome words. We are pleased you enjoyed your evening with us and wrote a lovely review. Hope you continue to visit us in the future. Summer is coming and we have a lovely summer menu on the way! Warmest regards Katrina More 

Richmond, New Zealand
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Went there for fathers day lunch, had the pot pie which was venison in red wine,yummy daughter had the pork which looked good and was good so I was told service amazing will be back

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

Hi there, Thanks very much for your feedback and taking the time to write a review for us. Nice to know that people enjoy their experience with us even on the busiest of days! Hope to see you again soon. Warmest regards Katrina More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Driving past Waimea Family Estates Vineyard in Nelson around lunchtime, prompted an unexpected visit to "The Cellar Door Restaurant & Cafe". Fabulous, impromptu find, that was well worth the visit. Sitting inside on a blue sky winter lunchtime, overlooking the beautiful vines was a real treat. The service, atmosphere and fabulous food was a amazing. Will be back again when... More 

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

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time out to write an amazing review for us! It is much appreciated. We love that we are making people happy. We strive to get the best quality produce and serve it in a lovely setting with great service. It's always nice to know you are achieving that. Hope to see you again in... More 

Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

It was a cold day when we visited for lunch, and was so grateful to walk into a warm toasty cafe with an open fire! they were busy but we were impressed with the quick service and attention. meals were fresh and tasty my chicken laska was flawless! We left full and extremely satisfied

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

Hi there Mel4paul! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on here for us. We set out to serve lovely food in a fantastic setting with amazing service and most importantly to make people happy. It's so nice when our efforts are recognized! See you again soon we hope! Warm regards Katrina More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We chose this restaurant through Trip Advisor reviews and were really pleased that we did. Lovely vineyard restaurant with a nice warm fire. But the best thing was the food and our waitress, Caitlin. The venison cappacio was delicious and the Trev's Red was a perfect wine match. Best of all for me was the rolled shoulder of merino lamb... More 

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

Hi there! Thanks so much for your kind words and lovely feedback. Its always nice to know that we are making people happy. The merino lamb is one of my favourite dishes on the menu and the lamb we source is top quality. We strive to produce top food with excellent service and work hard to keep this standard up... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We found our group of 8 cyclists ready for lunch on Mothers Day 2016. As we were very unsure what time we could make a booking for, we just arrived hoping to get a table. Caitlin our waitress went over and above to make us welcome, found us an outside table, explained they were very busy but would do their... More 

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Thank LittleMo1955
katrina w, Owner at The Cellar Door Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your awesome review! We were very busy on mother's day so we were really lucky it was such a lovely day and people could sit outside and enjoy the weather. Im pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and thanks for mentioning Caitlin in particular, its always nice when people get recognized for the great jobs... More 

Geelong, Australia
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460 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

The wines would be good of course because this restaurant is situated in Waimea Estate Winery. The food is good, the menu fairly broad, the flavours excellent, and it is easy to match it with a wine that you have already tasted prior to lunch. It is lovely sitting in the garden, in the sun, enjoying a leisurely lunch.

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Thank John M
katrina w, Owner at The Cellar Door Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words! We also think the wines and food is good so its nice to hear you enjoyed yourselves as well. Hope you come and visit us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Cuisine
Pizza, New Zealand, Bar, Cafe, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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