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The Rose Garden Cafe

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1923 Lakeside Dr, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 0A8, Canada
+1 250-352-0059
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Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Rose Garden is a seasonal restaurant located in Lakeside Park in beautiful Nelson BC. The food is fabulous, healthy choices and a wide selection for a smaller restaurant. Whether you are in the park for play or attending a local event the ease of food choices is lovely. The french fries are some of the best in town and... More 

Thank Kendall M
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We had a salad and a hot dog. They were so good. We will make a point of going to this restaurant every time we visit Nelson. The ambiance, the food, the decor and the service are all perfect for the location.

Thank Holli_and_Chris
Nelson, Canada
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

If you need some refreshments or snacks and don't feel like leaving the park, this is your place. I've enjoyed fries, poutine, and refreshing drinks here. They have some nice outside tables but on a sunny day, they are often full. Great stop if you have children.

Thank KootenayBliss
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Such a delight to have found this place! The owners have done a great job creating a place that creates memories! It's not only the food that is amazing here! It's so much more! The sustainability in mind and people & nature in hearts, the owner Jill and her husband are core of the awareness movement in this town. The... More 

1 Thank ritakafija
Nelson, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Great place to stop in at while hanging around Lakeside Park. Really good as far as a concession stand goes. Veggie menu items are a plus!

1 Thank TheToqueBlancheChef
Banff National Park, Canada
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207 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

The best and prettiest concession at the beach you will ever see. So prettily decorated and charming. Lots of organic choices for lovely summer lunches or tea. Fresh local choices. At one of British Columbias most gorgeous city beaches. Surrounded by a Rose Garden and the Park Trolly. Love it.

1 Thank 10000elle
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Great food within the park. Good selection from fried crowd pleasers to organic vegan. I wish the park wasn't so unfriendly to dogs though.

1 Thank jessellessica
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

I was rapt to stumble across the rose garden cafe during my visit to Nelson. Perfectly located close to the lake and park. Food was quick and delicious!

1 Thank Joanna M
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Rose Garden Cafe is a very pleasant surprise near the beach at the site of the play park. A wonderful and varied selection of fresh tasty food. You place your order, then wait for your number to be called. Everything is very well organised. The fresh flowers and real china cups are a lovely touch.

2 Thank jaynebutton12
Nelson, Canada
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

The folks running this place have been here a few years and know how to make pretty good food, especially considering it's just a beach-side pick-up-your-order type restaurant. Quick, even when they're busy.

1 Thank kbkid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
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Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1923 Lakeside Dr, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 0A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-352-0059

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