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“Meal not cooked as ordered” 2 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 #5 of 119 restaurants in Nelson
Price range: $24 - $34
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Meal not cooked as ordered”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Unfortunately the well priced steak was not cooked as requested and subsequently not enjoyable. Service was OK only.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fine food in Nelson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We stayed in Nelson on our honey moon around the South Island. Our dinner at Ford's was one of the standout meals of our trip.

We had bread to share, very good, followed by mains of crispy skin salmon and a fish special of pan seared snapper.

Both meals were fantastic, fish cooked perfectly. The salmon came with a pea risotto which was creamy and delicious. The snapper was accompanied by roast potato and capsicum, with olives - the wife was very happy.

The side of asparagus went well with both mains.

Very good food, highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson, New Zealand
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“Simply Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is the third time I have visited this restaurant and as per previous visits it was outstanding. I had the Grilled Haloumi Entree, the other guest Confit Duck, for mains we had the Angus Eye Fillet and Snapper. All were beautifully presented, the fish seated perfectly and everything tasted divine. Staff were professional, knowledgeable and friendly.The wine list had an intelligent selection of good quality and varied New Zealand wines. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Looking forward to going back for breakfast soon as I have heard really positive things about their home made hash browns

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch
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“Great Eating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Fantastic food and atmosphere, menu has an excellent variety for all tastes, great choice in wine. This restaurant is great for a romantic dinner out.

Visited September 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good food, but don't forget the credit card”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Spurred on by the rave reviews of fellow users of Tripadvisor, we decided to dine at Fords. We had only two nights in Nelson and were hoping for something special. We started with chicken liver parfait, which was excellent. The mains were a bit mixed: an average gnocchi and a good, although not spectacular, lamb. The young waiter was very earnest, but seemed overly concerned about the size of the portions. The wine-list is very good indeed. The prices are steep - but this didn't deter the patrons: on the Saturday night that we were there the restaurant was packed with enthusiastic diners. All-in-all, a good meal, but expensive.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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