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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
03 5469400
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Ranked #4 of 121 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $34
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Shared a meal with friends, and throughly enjoyed it. Very tasty! Lovely and warm too in the upstairs area. Quality dining.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Always have to stop by for lunch or dinner whenever I am in Nelson. One of the best go to restaurants in the area. Peace and quiet while eating:) very good food, just right portion too

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had breakfast here a couple of weekends ago and it was very nice too. Some different choices which is always good as you can get a bit tired of the same old thing for breaky. The fudge which accompanies your hot drink was divine. I cheekily asked for the recipe and it was given to me. I am yet... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Walked in off the street to a lovely atmosphere . Sat up high out front to a wonderful Bread Taster and Mushroom Risotto to die for topped off with a nice Otago Pinot . Much better than my hotel restaurant and will go back again next time I visit. Worth every cent and must say will have to try desert... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Went to Fords for my birthday, and would highly recommend to anyone. There service is great there staff are friendly and informative, the food is just divine. Thank you for a great meal.

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Food was very good overall without being spectacular. Service was alright. We shared a lemon cheesecake dessert which was simply fabulous and a real highlight. Overall would recommend.

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Orange, NSW
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We just ate here on our South Island holiday visiting from Australia. The food was amazing...perfect size servings and we left feeling full. Staff were friendly and informative in regards to meal sizes and drink selection! May go back for there $10 brekky in the morning!

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A beautiful pre-show dinner last Sunday. Fords lived up to our expectations again and managed to impress a semi fussy family member.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Good location, very central in beautiful downtown Nelson. Good service, although please serve those who arrive in order.

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Athens
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114 reviews 114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Along the top of Trafalgar Street , niche, upper end rustic luxury and very good waiting. The food overpriced in the main courses, the wine list adequate. However it is not something memorable in terms of the culinary experience. Distribution of tables, levels and sections, wood floor with character, prompt service all work to the joint's advantage. It is simpler... More

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