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“Eat here for. Great Meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

FORD'S Restaurant & Bar
276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
03 5469400
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Ranked #12 of 143 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $34
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Tauranga
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Eat here for. Great Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

Service is fast and friendly. The Seafood Chowder special was superb. Wines are good with an emphasis on local bit some good Aussie reds at $42, which for this quality of restaurant is good value. The Pork Belly is elegant and tasty.

This is a restaurant not
To be missed

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
“The best dining experience in Nelson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Once again we visited our fabulous local -'Fords' and we were not disappointed. So finally a time to write a review. Every aspect of this restaurant is quite simply perfect, there is an understated elegance that sets off the food beautifully, the staff are knowledgeable and genuine. There won't be any hesitation in recommending Fords to anyone! (And despite the fact the eating out sans Children is my preference, the staff made my young daughter welcome when we came for lunch recently)

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, D.C.
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“May be the best in Nelson”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

We had a terrific lunch there. My wife had the special - haroumi cheese and veggies; I had a tahr curry pie! Not many places you can go and have a nice alpine got curry! These folks also own the White Morph in Kaikoura, another excellent restaurant.

Visited August 2011
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nz
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“No more than average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Overcooked fish was the main problem - and unimaginative vegetables. The wine list was disappointing - with the excellent local wineries to choose from they really ought to be doing a lot better than this.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Quality, great service and very tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

Really enjoyed the meal we've just had for my birthday tonight at Fords. Excellent frsh and tasty food that would be hard to beat anywhere. The Belly pork was simply fantastic. Really good, pleasant service too. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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