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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9400
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 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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Halifax, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here for Valentine's day. .The restaurant was very busy. Great staff who were friendly and efficient. We both had the lamb dish as a main. It was excellent. Decent wine list. Very enjoyable

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped in for lunch - really enjoyed a fresh, light special and the welcoming friendly staff were a delight. Very pleasant!

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Thank Don S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have eaten breakfast here several times. Delicious food, attentive service and nice vegetarian food if you discuss with the staff. What I particularly like is that the staff ask if you need another coffee.... and I do!

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Thank jacaranda360
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here when visiting family in Nelson,with them, for a birthday celebration. The staff were very good, complying with all our requests for different glasses of wine to try! One of our party was gluten free, but that was no problem for them, and the vegetarian choices looked very good too. Also, the service was just right, not too... More 

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Thank Liz R
New York
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very glad we walked in for breakfast. Lots of choice, kind staff and great coffee. I wish I could have stayed for dinner!

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Thank AlmostAnywhere44
Nelson, New Zealand
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner here with friends visiting the region and didn't disappoint.We all ordered a different dish and all were up to a high standard. The Swordfish was particularly good.The desserts we shared and were also delicious.

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Thank Boardboy23
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined here on a busy evening - sat upstairs. The service was excellent with friendly, well presented and attentive staff. However we were all a little disappointed with our food. All of us had the same comment to make - that the food was far too lightly seasoned. Maybe the chefs are a bit afraid of salt and pepper.... More 

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Thank NellieApp
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great and friendly service, amazing bread and the rest of the food was great, they let us sit in as long as we wanted without hurrying us up. I recommend it for a rainy afternoon, some coffee.

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Thank VictoriaJArgentina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had the most amazing kingfish at Fords. Beautiful blend of fish, mussels, lemon, tomato etc. Absolutely divine!

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Thank grantr845
Perth
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139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wish we had discovered this place sooner given the dissapointing and expensive breakfasts we had on the previous two days. First impressions of this place were good. A classy looking establishment, great menu and friendly staff. I ordered the poached eggs on sourdough and hubby had the fried eggs, bacon and sourdough. The eggs were cooked perfectly, the... More 

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Thank jloPerth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $26
Cuisine
European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
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: +64 3-546 9400

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