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Cafe Affair of Nelson - CLOSED

295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“scallops” (22 reviews)
“steak” (26 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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71 - 80 of 338 reviews

Reviewed 18 February 2016

Went here our first night in Nelson as the top rated restaurants required reservations. We were pleasantly surprised with a great menu with vegetarian and meat options. Enjoyed a great meal outside on a beautiful evening.

Thank jads8627
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Eating on your own is never great but the staff here were very friendly and efficient. Had a nice table by the window for people watching. Excellent warm lamb salad. Highly recommended.

Thank SafeAs
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Cafe has ok terrace but would not recommend the stone grill chicken. Very difficult to get the chicken cooked well on the small stone they give you. Fries are cold by the time the chicken is done. Fresh juice was not fresh. White wine they...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

this place is just great. good fresh honest food at a sensible price considering the location. Service outside was superb. Young English chap, think he was a brummie was our waiter and we was top drawer. Enjoyed the stonegrill lamb, but the cajun lamb salad...More

Thank Haroldsmum
Reviewed 11 February 2016

No, not kidding! At 7.30 pm the afternoon sun shines through the top windows and reflects off the mirrors near the bar, straight into the eyes of guests. Trying too hard to dazzle? No, food is OK although with stone dining, all the restaurant supplies...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Had dinner at the Cafe Affair. We both opted for stonegrill dishes which you partially cook yourself at the table over a hot stone. My prawns and scallops were delicious and my partner liked his lamb as well. Also had the lemon posset for dessert...More

Thank finntastic
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

good dinner, good if ya want pub style food. had the ribs which were nice, found the duck tad too rich. beautiful wine, had the Richmond plains blanc de noir. lovely drop

Thank mikenzik
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful breakfast, went to Fords the previous morning and it was horrible. If your looking for a cheap quick and tasty breakfast then I recommend coming here. Staff are super friendly and the food was delicious. 5/5.

1  Thank Reecemay123
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We visit family in Nelson often. This is always a firm old favourite with us. Anything from a hearty breakfast, to the simple but gorgeous bacon and egg tarts, coffees, wines or just good old fashioned cakes. Worth a stop and very reasonable with the...More

Thank sammpost
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel. My lamb salad was excellent. My husband had lamb skewers on a hot stone. It cooks at your table. Turned out excellent but you are cooking your own meal. Service was good. We recommend this restaurant.

Thank Nancy011351
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$14 - US$27
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 295 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
Bacco is the Roman God of Wine, Bacco Restaurant and Wine Bar changed its ownership and name from Café Affair in October 2016. We are a premium wine bar/restaurant with an Italian/European spin to our dishes. We are all about fresh, local ingredients where possible and we have a food matching our premium wines philosophy. Bacco has a wine club and holds Degustation dinners bi-monthly.