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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
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Friendly service, good wine list, and memorable food. I ate ravioli stuffed with home smoked white fish with capers and a subtle sauce. The creme brûlée was perfect and on request a dollop of home made salted caramel ice cream was added.

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I am a frequent to Ford's, whether its a quick takeaway coffee, a business lunch or a semi-formal dinner, Ford's is always at the top of my recommendation list. The location is perfect, at the very heart of Nelson, the top of Trafalgar St. With this central location comes a great metropolitan atmosphere, especially sitting outside on a sunny day.... More

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I went along to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant got very busy, but we had already been served and our food came in a timely manner, so we were happy. We were seated by the door, not happy with that as we did get a little cold with lots of walk ins. The food was great and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Had the fish of the day. Was perfect with the wine selected. Staff were thoughtful and very polite. Timing from order to serving was perfect also, with soft music to warm the atmosphere.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Went with a large group to farewell a staff member. Selection was great, food divine and service excellent.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great service, great food, great setting so handy to our motel, will become our favourite on future trips!!

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Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

An evening of celebration - fine food and wine. It was a big party of friends but all the meals arrived at the same time so no one was left waiting. This was my first visit there and I was suitably impressed. Had expected it to be expensive but instead it was not too bad. I look forward to going... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The restaurant is rather empty but it is 6:30 on Thursday evening. I ordered the fish of the day it was a a bit rubbery for my liking and the accompanying tart with didn't work and the kids meal wasn't a hit lots of mayo on the fish sliders although the kids pasta was awesome. Our waiter on this visit... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 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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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
Average Prices: USD 24 - 34
Cuisine: Contemporary

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