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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (49 reviews)
“tapas” (27 reviews)
“fish” (49 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:30 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 840 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate here recently and had an enjoyable evening The menu and wine list are not extensive but are good We had very nice meals that were quite substantial My fish was slightly over cooked and we had issues with some of the new potatoes...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Called in for evening meal to be met by friendly staff although the place was a little quiet it soon filled up. Decent choice of foods and drinks at prices a little expensive but the fish of the day was very tasty along with the...More

Thank WinteringhamSteve
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Creme Brûlée here was divine and would definitely go back for the whole dining experience as hear its one of Nelson’s best.

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we walked in off the street with out a booking and they made us very welcome and found us a table on a busy night. the food was very good and they had a great wine selection.

Thank Barry T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We normally enjoy breakfast or lunch at Ford's (always incredible!) and thought it was about time we tried dinner especially with a special birthday to celebrate. We weren't disappointed. The bread, olive oil and dukkah starter was easily enough for two of us plus the...More

Thank Kiwichicky21
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 3 October 2018 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 3 October 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank neilcS1420VQ
Reviewed 3 October 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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