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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

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$$$
Contemporary
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276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
03 5469400
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8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We were a group of five ladies out for a birthday celebration. Service was friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. We had a range of dishes from the menu and they were all excellent, we did a lot of tasting. We all had three courses and we were all feeling that we had over eaten but it was so good we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
mahana192
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Nelson, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were a group of five ladies out for a birthday celebration. Service was friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. We had a range of dishes from the menu and they were all excellent, we did a lot of tasting. We all had three courses and we were all feeling that we had over eaten but it was so good we didn't... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Located on Trafalgar Street, the main shopping district in Nelson; they offer a wide range of continental cuisine in a very intimate setting. Great for couples, friends , or just going by yourself and enjoying the atmosphere dining alone.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This would have been a five, except for the fact that our order was lost despite being the first customers of the day (we ended up waiting at least 45 minutes for a simple cooked breakfast). Luckily we weren't in any hurry; the food when it came was extremely well presented and yummy, the hash browns to die for. This... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

went for a coffee after having brunch elsewhere as we go restaurant hopping like a progressive meal when in a new town. They had a speedy breakfast deal for $10 so we wished we had gone here. We sat in the little nook at the front of the restaurant and it was great for people watching. The peppermint tea came... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The best food so far on our NZ tour. Even catered really well to the kids too. Everything was amazing and I recommend a glass of mulled wine on a cold night

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

we went 6 people to celebrate 2 birthdays and enjoyed every minute the food was tasty and the service was great prices were high.

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Stavanger, Norway
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and I visited Nelson for 3 days in July-August, choosing Ford's for breakfast and dinner all days. Both the food and the service was excellent.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Normally have breakfast here when in town. Fast service good coffee and well cooked eggs etc. This is always consistent and fair value but not sure constitutes very good. Nice people doing a good job. I will have dinner here next time I am in town.

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sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

From the friendly welcome, though obviously busy with departing guests, to the tips on visiting local wineries the next day as we were leaving - and all points in between, including the excellent meal, this was a first class performance. Service great, food great, reasonable price - what are you waiting for?

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Been here a couple of times and always good. Friendly and efficient staff. Good food and reasonably priced. Ok wine list. Very impressed with the Tapas menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 03 5469400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 34
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?