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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$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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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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Reviewed yesterday

We had breakfast here on our first morning in Nelson. I had the choc chip pancakes and asked for no cream. I received the pancakes without the cream and a very slight drizzle of maple syrup over the top - the pancakes were slightly dry...More

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a late lunch on a quiet Monday. My partner chose the mussels - steamed in a delicious creamy broth with just the right amount of garlic. I chose a light chick pea and haloumi salad which was also delicious and satisfying. Food...More

Thank Gracie2612
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Fords on our first night in Nelson and everything was first class. Service, starters, mains, dessert and wines all superb. It seems everything will be an anti climax after such a brilliant dining experience.

Thank Mick R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the second you walk in the door, everything is exceptional. Mushroom fries with blue cheese aoili to die for, the mains exquisite and the deconstructed cheesecake the bedt dessert I've ever eaten. Service exceptional. Hard to go anywhere else now.

Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fords is well located on Trafalgar Street, walking distance to many of Nelson’s hotels. The food was good without being brilliant, but a comfortable location with friendly service.

Thank Alistair W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ambience is nice, the food in general really superb. I guess it was the best steak I have ever had in my life. Not only perfect from a meat perspective, but also from a preperation point of view including the sides. My wife thought...More

Thank kinleyx
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast this morning - atmosphere relaxing, service attentive. Recommend the sourdough and eggs - simple is good.

Thank febee2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here. The service was wonderful and the food was very good. We would definitely eat here again as we both enjoyed our meals so much. We felt it was reasonably priced given the quality of the food and the excellent...More

Thank Martin and Sue C
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The food on Easter Sunday was very good. My husband and I had lamb and fish. The service was very good. My husband's fish was well prepared and tasty. My lamb was very properly prepared, but I did feel that it was not as young...More

Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing food and service!! Seafood risotto is excellent as is calamari! Recommend Ned Pinot Gris. Sunny outdoor setting.

Thank grantr845
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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