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Melrose House Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, ,
26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9179
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“cakes” (31 reviews)
“carrot cake” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed a reunion here in the evening. The venue was beautiful. The walk from town not far. There was good outdoor seating. The wooden floor inside was good for dancing.A private location and great venue for the 70 people we had.

1  Thank Julian S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Picked Melrose for a special occasion and was sadly disappointed. Took 45 minutes for our lunch to arrive - except only two out of three mains turned up. We pointed out that all mains should arrive at once and the wait was far too long...More

Thank 0jacquiew
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a friend for her 70th birthday. The high tea is not of the quality it used to be. There was some savoury cake item with caramelised onions which was rather dry and uninteresting and also the sandwich is no longer a delicious club,...More

Thank tikisnoopy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This historic house has a lovely garden with fragrant roses. Spend a little time in here and combine with a snack and coffee.

1  Thank JJawandering
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe setting in mature gardens is lovely. Service is at your table and it is prompt and friendly. The coffee is good, the homemade lemonade sharp and the sticky date pudding delicious. It came with mixed berries yogurt and sticky treacle sauce. To the...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Great location, service and excellent lunch, slightly more expensive than the local cafes but definitely worth it.

1  Thank Darran A
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This place is beautifully and lovingly restored. The bright and cheerful staff make you feel welcome and the food is delicious. Well done team!

Thank 0jacquiew
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and amazing service! Loved the flavours, delicious! We ordered the big breakfast, highly recommend.

Thank ashleyjohnston90
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Walking into Melrose I was greeted by the staff as if I was the special person they'd been waiting to arrive. Warm words and friendly smiles. Service continued like that for the duration of our time there. A wonderful morning altogether. The grounds are beautiful...More

Thank Robin F
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting with breakfast/brunch options that cater to a variety (incl. vegetarian). They also have a range of delicious tea to choose from! The staff were pleasant and the ambiance was charming.

Thank Zainab B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 9179
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