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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

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New Zealand, Contemporary
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276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
6435469400
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9:00 am - 9:30 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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 279
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  • 156
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and friendly staff

Went one evening and enjoyed it so much we went back the next night. Good food and lovely staff. We sat outside the first time and had forgotten to put our bug spray on, not a good idea in New Zealand as the little bitty sandflies everywhere. Our waitress immediately offered us a spray, so helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
cresserManchester
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Manchester
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went one evening and enjoyed it so much we went back the next night. Good food and lovely staff. We sat outside the first time and had forgotten to put our bug spray on, not a good idea in New Zealand as the little bitty sandflies everywhere. Our waitress immediately offered us a spray, so helpful.

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Thank cresserManchester
Nelson, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for dessert only. Really enjoyed the Eaton Mess. Very simple and extremely tasty. The other dessert was Lemon Tart Beautiful and tasty. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Lee-Anne W
Melboune
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158 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can eat inside or outside (at the tables in the mall) at this pleasant restaurant. At dinner, our meals were nicely presented, and the wine list was interesting. Members of our group gave good reports of the fish of the day, and my lamp rump was good (and cooked to my specification).

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Thank Gat16
Wellington, New Zealand
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had breakfast there today, arriving at opening time. The staff were very friendly and the food was lovely. If you love coffee but not cow's milk there is the choice of soy, coconut or almond milk. I had the orange and cinnamon brioche French toast and it was really yummy! My husband was also very happy with his eggs... More 

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Thank Philippa G
Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First we enjoyed coffee with our friend- a local - great coffee. Then 2 of us shared a most delicious lunch- creamy, seafood chowder with chunks of fish and whole prawns and open steak sandwich. Would have loved the bread under the sandwich to be a tad larger as it was soooo good it was gone in a few mouthfuls!... More 

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Thank Cassie930
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here twice during our stay for coffee as in a pleasant place, outside seating.friendly staff, good coffee and muffins. I know they have a full menu but we didn't access it.

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Thank YorksHelen
Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in the afternoon when they only served tapas food. The food was quite good. The waiter said that we should just tell her if we wanted more bread, which we accepted right away, as we like bread. So we were a bit surprised, when we were charged for the extra bread as it was offered to us as... More 

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Thank MikkelMa
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the eggs Benedict which was good but not great. OK coffee, good service. Nothing stands out as any better than other cafes but not a bad option. In a cute part of town with a nice outlook if you sit outside.

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Thank SilverBetty
Raglan
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a lovely afternoon, first stop on our trip. Early evening - could have turned into dinner and more drinks had the service and snack food been up to standard. Lots of room for improvement.

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Thank Leanne W
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent - loved the hand made potato hash browns and good quality ingredients in our breakfasts. Pity the coffee was average as that took the gloss off a little.

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Thank Tracy L

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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: 6435469400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 24
  • Cuisine: New Zealand, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?