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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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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 34
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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
Great Tapas

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Martin F
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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98 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

One of the most amazing food experiences ever! From the moment we walked in we were made to feel extremely welcome. We had the most AMAZING waiter called James (we think) - British guy. He was attentive without being pushy and had a great exchange of banter with us. They were very accommodating with our choice of menu and food... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had dessert and wine after a meal at another venue and it was fantastic, we all enjoyed the dessert menu and dessert wine. Friendly and attentive service. A must in nelson

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Attentive staff, engaged and wiling to please! I have a food allergy which staff and chef was most accommodating to. Food was excellent - had tapas. Wine recommendations - supported with tastings - happy to help find what you like. Would absolutely return and recommend. Best ever arancini balls!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We shared the eye fillet, gnocchi, steamed date pudding and frangipani tart. Each dish was cooked and presented beautifully and tasted great with just the right quantities for us. Not a low cost choice, but definitely worth the extra. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Had the cheese platter and calamari as a crazy late lunch with some local red wine...it was all beautiful. Staff were lovely. Definitely recommend.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere. We go to Ford's regularly, usually as a celebration for something. Recommended.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have been to Ford's for breakfast twice recently. The thing I like most about the place is the care that is taken in all ways - the friendliness and professional approach of the staff out front and the chefs in the kitchen. Great all round and a pleasure to visit. Many thanks.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Mid ranged restaurant in nelsons centre, service evpxcelent (daisy from UK) varied tasty menu...good selection of local wines... There's even fleecy wraps to use when it gets chilly outside... Would certainly recommend...

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've enjoyed several excellent dinners here and with clients, and thoroughly recommend Ford's. But this review is about the best 'restrito' coffee I've ever enjoyed, the best Afghans for miles, and the best Florentines ever. Top marks, well-done Ford's

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Additional Information about FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

Address: 276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 5469400
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
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
Average Prices: USD $24 to $34
Cuisine: Contemporary

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