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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (27 reviews)
“hash browns” (12 reviews)
“lamb” (35 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 9:30 pm Hours
European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 835 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner with great service and great food. Everything was delivered as described and had heaps of flavor. Highly recommend.

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booth dining downstairs or tuck your group away from the public eye upstairs... Fords has a great choice of delicious wine and food options prepared with care. Relaxed, friendly and reliable quality makes it a frequent choice with the locals.

Thank Simone H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Checked in for lunch. Same friendly attentive service from "Montana,". We both had the sticky pork. New wine list.

1  Thank Neil C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had brunch on day while waiting on car service.. The food was very nice and staff we helpful when asked about menu. Above average dining at reasonable prices..would dine again thank you.

Thank tedebear2017
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Amazing staff, delicious food and reasonable prices, what more could you ask for? AAA+ The owners are fantastic, very friendly and easy to chat to. Highly recommend!

Thank stingerbently
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We went on a Sunday night and along with, it seemed, every other restaurant in Nelson Ford's was empty. Accordingly service was pretty attentive. We had two entrees - the black pudding and roasted bell pepper wontons and the pink salted calamari. Both were outstanding....More

Thank LoFlyaNZ
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is a top quality restaurant. Its decor, presentation and service match the outstanding quality and subtlety of the cuisine. Our snapper was served with a perfectly balanced sauce and accompanied by a lovely variety of vegetables. The portions are very good. An affordable and...More

Thank RonaA232
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Love the amazing food at Fords. Beautifully presented, tasty and with exciting new ideas. Great for meals, tapas or just a wine or coffee.

Thank Shann0n3
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Normally this restaurant serves excellent food. The service today was excellent as always but sadly one of my eggs from the eggs Benedict was overcooked. Call me picky, but poaching eggs is a fairly basic task.

Thank geofft629
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Locals to Nelson but first time at this restaurant. It was AMAZING. We called late to ask for a table (with comfortable seating as I’m 7 months pregnant), and were accommodated well. The server recommended me an amazing mocktail, and took my order for polenta...More

Thank EmB269
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 24
Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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