We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Melrose House Cafe

Is this your business?
$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
26 Brougham Street | very top of Trafalgar Street!, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 9179
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (25 reviews)
“cakes” (38 reviews)
“salad” (8 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
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (388)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 373 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you visit Nelson this is a must! I had the salmon gravlax which was outstanding. The tea perfect. But the service quite unexpected! Our server Laura was so wonderful, I was taken aback by her hospitality. She is a superstar!!!! I only wish I...More

Thank serenitynowhopeh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional atmosphere, and beautiful beautiful high tea with lovely antique china and a glass of rose lemonade which i can't wait to try again. Food was devine. Lovely venue for a get together or quiet break away. Highly recommend.

Thank Gemma R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love it here. Such a amazing experience. Highly recommened treating yourself to a high tea. Cant wait to go back.

Thank 546sherrid
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Went here for my nieces engagement who was visiting from Oz. What a great experience. The high tea was great topped off with a bottle of bubbles. So relaxing. Great location

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 22 May 2018

I visited Melrose with several friends for afternoon tea. The service was extraordinarily slow considering there were only a few other tables there. Also I had to ask for the table to be cleaned. The food when it came was beautifully presented. A lovely spot...More

Thank SophiaGM23
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

High tea seemed like a no fail great idea for Mother’s Day. We found them very accommodating to book with - we needed vegetarian & gluten free, they could do both :) It was totally packed when we arrived, and this impacted negatively on the...More

Thank Alli J
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

What an amazing setting. Tucked away from the busy nelson roads this place is surrounded by trees and manicured gardens. Staff were very welcoming and our cakes and coffee we ordered were awesome. Will definitely be stopping for lunch on my next visit!

Thank SiobhanMcGibbon
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Little lunch stop w a friend while in Nelson. Pretty place, old beautiful building and gardens, lovely service, friendly staff .

Thank Maja M
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We walked here to have a brunch. It opens at 9am. My daughter and I really liked the sausages here. It’s a lovely place. You could sit inside or enjoy sitting outside with trees and flowers. They had cakes too but we didn’t try. Homemade...More

Thank Nutharin
Reviewed 22 March 2018

My wife and I have lunch here about once every few months and love it. The surroundings are very nice with the lawns and gardens plus the nice big trees in a private large well maintained garden. The lady from the West Indies that served...More

Thank Gary W
Nearby HotelsSee all 42 hotels in Nelson
Lynton Lodge Motel
2 reviews
.47 km away
The Hotel Nelson
172 reviews
.48 km away
Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
420 reviews
.50 km away
Century Park Motor Lodge
722 reviews
.51 km away
Nearby Restaurants
1,142 reviews
.82 km away
Cod & Lobster Brasserie
697 reviews
.78 km away
East St.
299 reviews
.82 km away
Nearby Attractions
Nelson Saturday Market
284 reviews
.96 km away
Nelson Provincial Museum
137 reviews
.86 km away
Nelson Farmers' Market
30 reviews
.84 km away
Theatre Royal Nelson
13 reviews
1.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Melrose House Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing