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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
03 5469400
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Ranked #4 of 122 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Walked in off the street to a lovely atmosphere . Sat up high out front to a wonderful Bread Taster and Mushroom Risotto to die for topped off with a nice Otago Pinot . Much better than my hotel restaurant and will go back again next time I visit. Worth every cent and must say will have to try desert... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Went to Fords for my birthday, and would highly recommend to anyone. There service is great there staff are friendly and informative, the food is just divine. Thank you for a great meal.

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Food was very good overall without being spectacular. Service was alright. We shared a lemon cheesecake dessert which was simply fabulous and a real highlight. Overall would recommend.

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Orange, NSW
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We just ate here on our South Island holiday visiting from Australia. The food was amazing...perfect size servings and we left feeling full. Staff were friendly and informative in regards to meal sizes and drink selection! May go back for there $10 brekky in the morning!

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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