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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

) #8 of 125 Restaurants in Nelson $$ - $$$ European, Soups,
276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9400
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We were referred by our hotel and we turned up without a reservation. The maitre'd was so accomodating and got us a table. The food and service was outstanding. We are foodies and Ford's delivered. Will be back again

Thank hairmi
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed morning coffee at this restaurant when visiting Nelson for a long weekend. Being a cool frosty morning the warm interior was very welcome as were the friendly staff and modern decor. The coffee and service was great. Just a little disappointed that the day's...More

Thank Barry5252
Reviewed May 29, 2016

Keep going back to Fords and had another great experience there the other day. Firstly these guys do the best Stella and a great selection of wines. Foods is good and nice relaxed atmosphere. But the other night our service was fantastic. There is a...More

Thank SkyJetMan
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Visited over summer, really nice food. Was feeling a little ill so I asked for a hot whiskey and no one had heard of what this was so had to explain but sure enough they made it for me and I felt much better, I...More

1  Thank eillish
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Amazing coffee and breakfast. Warm and relaxing with very friendly staff. Great location and atmosphere. Wish I lived in Nelson!

Thank Christina S
Reviewed May 17, 2016

From the time we were seated outside on a beautiful balmy Nelson afternoon all our stresses seemed to melt away. Though we weren't sitting on an entirely flat surface, the waitress came and adjusted the table to level it out. Saved spilling our wine. We...More

Thank Steve E
Reviewed May 14, 2016

I took my parents for Mother's day lunch and we all enjoyed our chosen dishes. I had the Mussels (with bread instead of fries), my mother enjoyed her pasta dish and my father loved his steak sandwich. All served by a very friendly waitress who...More

Thank Lauren456
Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We have just been in for dinner and we would definitely come back. The steaks are really worth trying - beautiful cuts of meat and perfectly cooked. The service was professional, friendly but not over the top - really relaxing. Many thanks.

Thank Rose M
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Have been here several times now for work and have had a great meal each time with excellent service. Price is at the upper end when vege sides are needed but it is good.

Thank O2081UHandrewc
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We dined here for breakfast and dinner on the same day. Staff were excellent and the food was good but service was slow on both occasions. Tried the green lipped mussels and they were very tasty and were served with a bit of sausage meat...More

1  Thank RichdesReview
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $27
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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