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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

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European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Contemporary
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276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
6435469400
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Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Timaru, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. I ordered the duck which I had never had before and it was fantastic. Our entire table enjoyed our meals. Great service too. We will be back!

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Thank nemo1123
Wairarapa, New Zealand
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180 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We're travelling with our children during the school holidays, and several meals out each day for 5 can sure add up. We were very pleased to hear that Ford's has $10 lunch specials. It was a cozy place on a cold winter's day. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Drinks were brought promptly, and orders were taken. The food came... More 

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Thank Quack_quack_quackl
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family dinner for our parents' wedding anniversary. It was pricey, however, the meals were well worth the dollar! Great service throughout the evening too!

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Thank Jade B
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food. We came here for breakfast during our stop in Nelson and had a great time. Happily adjusted the big breakfast items to accommodate the vegetarian of our party, and the coffee was rich and flavoursome. Would come back solely for the hashbrowns. Service was prompt but not overly friendly. Obvious that the waiters were bored as it was... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this place with a large group of friends. Service was outstanding, my steak almost cooked to perfection, dessert was sooo delicious. Awesome atmosphere, would definitely recommend to dine here and will be back.

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Thank Benjamin W
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday night in sleepy Nelson. Loads of places closed so went to Fords and glad we did. Service friendly, fab menu, had the fish special and so good I went into the kitchen to give my best to the chef. I think he was 25 so good on him!!! Wine was good too. Just go....enjoy.

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Thank Dave B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were seated upstairs at a peculiar table though which was really the only downside. The food was very good and I would go back again. The arancini balls are to die for! 😀

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Thank LisaKS_12
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a nice dinner out while on a quiet weekend away. Popped in at lunchtime to make a reservation and got talking to the staff who were great value. We stayed for a drink. Then, upon return to dinner we had a delicious three course meal, the waiting staff were awesome, and the girl we had was... More 

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Thank stairmo
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a nice night out then this is the place to go. A lovely upmarket restaurant where the food quality os impeccable

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Thank Sophie M
Nelson, New Zealand
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the breakfast at Ford's, we ordered an eggs Benedict with bacon (best crispy bacon I've had in nelson) and the fish with potatoes and eggs which was delicious as well. The portions were small for the cost compared to other places, but for me the quality of the food was worth the price and I left with... More 

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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 - $25
Cuisine
European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free, 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, Business meetings, Bar scene
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?