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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
03 5469400
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Ranked #5 of 119 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
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've enjoyed Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Ford's. Every meal has been a pleasure & the Staff are fantastic.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A great warm friendly ambience in this restaurant which we went to for a late anniversary dinner after a drinks party ..they were very accommodating cooking the fish without the seafood as I am totally allergic to seafood. My husbands steak, he says, was absolutely delicious..the wine also very yummy and not a vastly overpriced bottle. Thoroughly recommend it for... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Food is excellent . The staff are attentive. Have visited this restaurant for breakfast, lunch and tea and have found they have a wide selection that is both tasty and varied. One of our regulars. Would recommend this restaurant.

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