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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

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European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary
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276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
6435469400
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Today
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to go out for lunch as our gardening plans were scuppered by wet weather & chose Fords as we've not been there in a while. We were greeted and seated and menus, water etc came promptly. Our main meals came within an acceptable time frame. The meals were delicious and very nicely presented. There was then a long... More 

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Thank Marianne P
Blenheim, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time we have been here and great to see the standard is still high. Great coffee great food and great service - definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Lorja06
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for breakfast while in Nelson. My boyfriend had a Ford's breakfast while I had the chia porridge with date and orange compote. This porridge was so good that I fear I will never eat any porridge this good again. I also stole one of my boyfriends hash browns- we both agreed they were the best hash browns... More 

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Thank Beth S
Hamilton, New Zealand
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226 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast here. We had eggs benny with salmon and mushrooms omelette. Both were really nice. Coffee was really good as well. Service was fast and friendly. The guy on paying was also really friendly and we would certainly recommend this place

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1 Thank Russdi
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A student wanted to take me to dinner to thank me for mentoring her this year. We chose to do walk-in as it was a Thursday. We hit up Trafalgar Street and when one bistro we chose was fully booked they suggested Fords. We were happily accommodated at a table for two upstairs in the vibey mezzanine level. My student... More 

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Thank handley3103
Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a Sunday morning for our wedding anniversary. There were only a few patrons, we first had a coffee which was nice. We were really looking forward to our breakfast only to be disappointed, the sausages were lukewarm at best, ciabatta wasn't toasted (as stated on the menu so ended up being soggy from the eggs) and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday, late breakfast. Great service from the young team on today. We both picked the fish, potato and poached egg option. Both meals were presented beautifully and were seasoned to perfection. So pleased with my meal selection, and as for the coffee...also wonderful. Nelson clearly has a number of fantastic eateries. Well done Fords! I think your coffee, food and... More 

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1 Thank SusieCarlucci2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fathers day dinner...they even offered a free wine or beer if you were a Dad! Great steak and kids meal options. Good location as well. Cheers

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1 Thank Spaniwi
Blenheim, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our lunch yesterday. Both the lamb belly pesto pasta and the chicken salad were tops. The aoli is very good. Service was attetive but not over the top. Small pokey restroom tho, not enough to drop a star. Great wine selection and dècor was fine. Definatly be back! Thanks

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our waiter was very attentive. Everyone (4) of us enjoyed the food. The coffee was excellent. It's my husbands favourite restaurant in Nelson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $26
Cuisine
European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 6435469400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?