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“It's buzzing!”

Suter Art Gallery Cafe
Ranked #45 of 206 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

We were keen to try the cafe in the newly renovated art gallery. Went there twice recently so as to take all family members. It is a great location within the art gallery, decked out with timber and glass, looking out over the Queen's gardens. You can choose indoor or outdoor seating.

Staff were busy and as friendly as time allowed during peak periods. The interior means it can be noisy especially at peak times with all that wood and glass.

At lunch, food portions of some cabinet items were a bit small, not presenting the best value for money but they were tasty (Eg salmon on rosti $16NZD). The coffees were good. On another visit, eggs Florentine and eggs Benedict ($19.50NZD ea) for breakfast were tasty but the ciabatta rolls that came with both were so hard that they were a challenge to cut up and eat. Took the edge of our pleasure of the eggs.

Overall it's an attractive venue with tasty food at big city gallery prices.

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Reviewed February 22, 2017

On going up to the counter to order lunch I encountered the most enthusiastic and welcoming greeting that I can recall from a cafe or restaurant for quite a while. It made me wonder why more cafes cannot do better at welcoming patrons who are ready to hand over their money. The food (lamb and spinach pie) was excellent and the light and bright setting with a view to the gardens made for a very pleasant lunch catch up with friends.

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Reviewed February 14, 2017

The wait has been worth it the new cafe setting is an artwork in itself. Surrounded by the beautiful Queens Gardens, and galleries full of some of new Zealands most iconic artwork, the new Suter cafe is a destination in itself. The staff are amazing, fun loving and always keen to go that extra mile, the food is superb diverse and "relatively " healthy. For a quick coffee in the sun, through to a full meal with friends a fantastic spot.

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Reviewed February 14, 2017

When you can sit outside, look out over the park and eat their chowder, you are a happy person.
Cabinet food looks okay, but just never what I feel like.

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Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended Suter as a feast for the tummy as well as the eye. I'm soooo glad she did!

The place, set out overlooking a small river and Queens Gardens, is absolutely beautiful. I found a spot outside that was not too hot or sunny.

I had the roasted salmon with salads (for my two choices out of three, I selected the beetroot and walnut, and the carrot; it accidentally came with the beetroot and the green salad, but I was pressed for time and didn't so didn't request a fix-up, but I didn't mind because both were so delicious). The salmon was cooked perfectly and so flavourful.

For dessert, the polenta and blueberry cake was a perfectly light and sweet treat.

Thank LynM78
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