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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

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276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9400
Today
08:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 21:30
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 21:00
Wed 08:00 - 21:30
Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We popped in to Fords for a glass of Moet and we were so impressed with the decor, staff and service we had breakfast there the following day. In fact had we not been booked in to another restaurant for dinner we would have stayed for dinner as the ambiance and warm welcome were first class. Mince on toast for... More 

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Thank Julie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You made Neil's birthday special! Delicious! Special service, wonderful food . Always a pleasure to dine at Ford's.

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Thank Sue C
Auckland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Turned up with no reservation but friendly waitress seated us promptly. Had 2 kids with us which wasn't a problem for them Prompt friendly service and lovely food. We had the smoked salmon salad, cerviche mussels which were unusual but lovely and the fish of the day king fish with lemon and capers. All we're tasty and well presented. Will... More 

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Thank CamoAuckland
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch again. My wife and I had the blackboard special fish of the day. Monk fish with mushroom ragout, chorizo, etc. Delicious. Never fails to please.

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Thank Neil C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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355 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has a nice feel, airy and light. We were greeted immediately and shown to our table. As you'd expect the wine list is extensive and good. I found the menu a little limited but the meals were high quality. Everyone was happy with their food and the service but it is quite expensive.

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Thank Steve W
Tauranga, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best...it is our "go to" restaurant when we want fabulous food. The duck dish is amazing...I think I had lamb last time...all delectable, all consistently a high standard...it always delivers, never disappoints..

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Thank dipage53
Kiwi
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155 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a group, all with differing needs and everyone was satisfied. The staff were most helpful and the food was excellent. Average price for this type of restaurant and I would go again anytime

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Thank airbus0320
Sydney
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 visits to this cafe for coffee. Cakes are good. They do lunch also. Indoor and outdoor and upstairs area. Quick service by helpful staff from various overseas destinations.

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Thank curioSydney
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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196 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the duckleg, while dining at Ford's and that was not a good choice. The duck was not crisp and it came with a very sweet salad. Just not a good combination.

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Thank AmsterdamEnjoyer
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great little find. Very pleasant surrounding and our waitress was excellent. The menu is not huge but very interesting choices. We shared an entree and dessert which were large enough.and our main, one marlin and one the house special eye fillet were both delicious. Highly recommend it.

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Thank Jane C

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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
USD 14 - USD 25
Cuisine
European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
09:00 - 22:30
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?