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Lambretta's Cafe Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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204 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 8555
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a disappointment. Lambrettas was once a solid fav but I returned after 5 years away yesterday and found a dated, grimy, lack lustre version of its old self. Service was apathetic. Good doesn't seem to have evolved at all. Decor drab and old. So disappointing.

Thank halcioneminx
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We're frequent visitors to Nelson and always make a point of having a mid morning coffee or lunch at Lambretta's. As per usual the place didn't let us down with superb coffee/drinks selection, a brilliant selection of food and great service done in a blunt but friendly style. Thank you Lambretta's for another enjoyable visit!

Thank dodgyboy
Nelson, New Zealand
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Lambretta's cafe with our adult children and visiting daughter and granddaughter from London- had a wonderful lunch with a variety of dishes chosen by us all. All ingredients fresh and my fish pie was perfect! Service was great - prompt and friendly - just how it should be - all in all great lunchtime experience at one of our... More 

Thank Vicki453
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While in Nelson my daughter and myself had breakfast here one day and then three off us came back for lunch the next day. The food both times was yum. My daughter had the chicken & leek pie and I have not seen her demolish something with great gusto for ages.. Will definitely come back next trip to Nelson....

Thank Helen W
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious chicken and leek pie perfectly seasoned along with an orange juice was perfect for lunch. The variety and service here is always tops!

Thank Jonathan C
Nelson, New Zealand
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308 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for breakfast and had really nice Eggs Benni and good coffee. Right in the heart of town and right near the weekend markets. There is indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank owlesey
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for a light lunch for two. Shared a lovely Pizza. Front of staff person made us feel welcome as soon as we entered the door.

Thank Murray_D_R
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Big breakfast was as advertised! I had the poached eggs on toast with a side of bacon. The eggs were very fresh. Good colour, perfectly cooked and very nice. Bacon was locally sourced and very good. Service polite and cheerful. Good atmosphere with the scooters and artwork.

Thank Haydo_NZ
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

From the road and name it looks like like a cool place. Lambretta scooters on the footpath and inside is, where the coolness ends. It's more of an old style lunch bar you'd expect in a small rural town on SH2. Furniture is also rather 80's. The place needs a revamp!! Service was ordinary as I seemed to have interrupted... More 

Thank Peter T
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

No table service and had to queue to order but food good if not a little pricey. Free wifi and able to sit outside in the sun but close to road so not ideal.

Thank MHIChris

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 8555

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