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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$European, Soups,
276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9400
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tapas” (27 reviews)
“hash browns” (12 reviews)
“swordfish” (11 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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191 - 200 of 808 reviews

Reviewed January 16, 2017

In our short experience in NZ, my partner and I had a hard time finding restaurants that served fresh, organic meals that weren't processed, "pub food", and/or covered in mayonnaise. Perhaps this is because we didn't have a lot of time in each city or...More

Thank alexandraoakland
Fordnelson, Manager at FORD'S Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your great feedback, so delighted you enjoyed it!

Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We've enjoyed our fish of the day very much: A tasteful tender panseared Nelson Snapper with crumbed button mushrooms, roast kumara and beetroot. This for 36 Dollar - just a solid value. Not much to complain - except that the pomegranate truffle olive oil was...More

Thank BURGWIN
Fordnelson, Manager at FORD'S Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

We are sorry about delay on the tea but so glad you enjoyed your main course! Thank you for letting us know!

Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on a whim, having just arrived in Nelson & strolled into town. The staff were super-friendly & really accommodating. The game fish of the day was marlin & was beautifully cooked & presented. Chips & aioli were top-drawer. Wine choices were good....More

Thank RoobyBeagle
Fordnelson, Manager at FORD'S Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again when you are next in town!

Reviewed January 13, 2017

The service was excellent. The food delicious. The outdoor seating was very nice. We enjoyed our meal.

Thank Lynn R
Fordnelson, Manager at FORD'S Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

Thank you Lynn! So glad you enjoyed it and for letting us know!

Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Just like their other restaurant Panama Fords wont let you down. Larger restaurant. More extensive menus more upmarket decor and feel. Food great service tops. I told you Panama you must include fords.

Thank WoodhamG
Fordnelson, Manager at FORD'S Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed Fords as much as Panama! Thank you so much for your feed back and support!

Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We visited Fords twice in the space of 2 days - first for drinks after eating elsewhere and then for dinner and drinks the following night. The staff are all lovely and friendly with special mentions for Mimi, Rosie , Sandra and Maisie. We received...More

Thank Jill S
Fordnelson, Manager at FORD'S Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback! We love that you enjoyed our staff as much as we do! You both were such fun and we hope you pop in next time you are in town!

Reviewed January 5, 2017

If you love good coffee (yes even decaff!) this is a good place to go; they even have almond milk. The food can also be excellent. I say 'can be' because on our first visit (just before New Year) I had the mushroom omelette which...More

Thank Philippa G
Fordnelson, Manager at FORD'S Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

Thank you for your feedback Philippa! We are so glad you can come here to enjoy a decaf coffee! We are most definitely are working hard to ensure that we a restaurant that is "Very Good" and not so "Average", so thank you for letting...More

Reviewed January 4, 2017

We spent our New Year's Eve at Ford's where we had one of our best dinners in New Zealand - and the competition is stiff, believe me! The filet was melt-in-your-mouth tender, the duck was out of this world. Service was fabulous even on this...More

Thank MaryBlizzard
Fordnelson, Manager at FORD'S Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

Thank you so much for you awesome feedback!

Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We visited Fords for a family dinner. The menu offered a good selection and each of us had different options we could have happily chosen. In the end all 4 of us opted for different main courses, each of which was delicious. Add efficient service...More

Thank BrutusNZ
Fordnelson, Manager at FORD'S Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2017

Thank you so much! We are glad you and your family enjoyed it!

Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Everything was perfect. A good place to eat. The staff was very kind. The restaurant is over one of the main streets. We enjoy the moment.

Thank SilviaHermosillo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$14 - $26
Cuisine
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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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