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Suter Art Gallery Cafe

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208 Bridge Street, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-548 4040
09:00 - 16:00
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Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Suter Gallery Cafe is a modern well appointed cafe serving a full range of cafe meals and foods to a very high standard, all within arm's reach of The Suter Gallery, where both modern and historic art collections are displayed in a very modern setting. Service was very prompt and the cafe is light and attractive to relax in... More 

Thank Robin G
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well presented food both in the cabinet and on the plate off the blackboard menu. We had the humus platter to start which came with a good selection of veges (peppers, carrots, beans - which worked surprisingly well - and char grilled broccoli). Eggs benedict was the winner for three of us - beautifully plated with tasty cherry tomatoes,... More 

Thank Ash J
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to stop for coffee after a visit to the amazing Suter Gallery. Even better when owner Katarina teams up with her 'band of men' fir a night of music. Old standards, 7 accomplished musicians and a great evening. Wine and antipasto platter more than enough food for dinner; others enjoyed a variety of desserts.

Thank PerseidVancouver
Sebastopol, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 92 year old mother there for lunch this past Wednesday. Whilst she was looking at the cabinet to decide on what she wanted, the lady behind the counter, wearing pearls around her neck was directing other staff and chewing gum vociferously. Quite disgusting. She was also telling staff what to do in front of customers, not a... More 

Thank Dianne J
Rotorua, New Zealand
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the gallery and cafe today and we're very impressed. We had herbal tea and shared a delicious black current square with yoghurt on the side. The cafe is situated on the edge of Queens park with lovely views looking out over the water and pretty walkways. The park is well worth a visit too with lots of lovely... More 

Thank Jan M
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place for lunch. The cafe was buzzing and the service was second to none. The coffee was hot and strong and the food was great. So much to choose from but the serving staff were really helpful and we didn't feel rushed at all. Highly recommended.

Thank Peonie49
Feilding, New Zealand
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a very busy cafe with excellent and interesting food and great coffee. We go any time we visit Nelson and it has never let us down. Service is efficient and speedy. The coffee was up to scratch as well. Well worth a visit.

Thank gcb100
Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food seafood chowder is superb is it chicken salad which I had on my second visit totally recommend this cafe in Nelson

Thank 0707lucy
Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

After many years away from Nelson I was keen to revisit the Suter Art Galley and experience the new cafe I had heard about. The setting is visually superb and on a rainy day it was very busy but didn't feel too crowded as the large windows and light wood make it feel light and bright. The tempting food in... More 

Thank Kiwi-crawler
Wellington, New Zealand
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509 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Exceptionally busy today but a pleasant enough dining room with a very nice green outlook. If you want to stop for a coffee or tea after visiting the gallery we'd recommend both the scones and the chocolate brownies!

Thank AllanJGJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Bridge Street, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 4040

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