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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
03 5469400
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Ranked #5 of 120 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-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a really great meal at this restaurant. Top quality food. Service was very good as well. It was a bit cold inside and it was difficult for them to heat the place without some people being too hot - just the kind of heaters they use and where they are positioned. Great place for a special occasion.

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Geelong, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Loved this little cafe/restaurant. Had a European feel ti ti especially downstairs with the long bar, and seating. Excellent breakfast and coffee, came back twice! Also free WiFi - just the ticket and highly recommend. Keep up the good work

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very pleasant, and first rate food. A short walk from the Sails Motel, which was very relaxing after a long day's drive

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Phippsburg, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We enjoyed a creative meal at Ford's in a fun and bistro like atmosphere. We liked the menu choices and the attentive service. The restaurant is nicely appointed with tasteful choices in the decorations. It was a pleasant way to spend a leisurely evening.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

By far nelsons best coffee and best priced coffee too!! Luv the wee treat that comes with it, a unique touch!

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Taupo, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The food here is exquisite, it's imaginative and beautifully presented with a wine list to match. The staff were wonderful - friendly and knowledgeable and eager to please. Best of all, even if you only ask for a glass of wine they bring the bottle to your table and pour it there so you can see exactly what it is... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Recommended by hotel. Favorite of the locals. A must have in this restaurant, green mussels! Great wine selection

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