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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” (26 reviews)
“hash browns” (12 reviews)
“swordfish” (11 reviews)
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European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 Em B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of six reaching nelson by evening from Franz Josef some 500 kms away. had only one night to spend and decided to go for a walk over the bay side by sunset. Enjoyed the beautiful play of colors of the setting...More

1  Thank SojanIpe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this delightful bar/ restaurant after a long day traveling. Ordered the cheese platter & breads. The waitress was friendly & efficient. The food arrived quickly & was delicious & fresh. The bar & toilets were immaculately clean & toasty warm on a cold afternoon....More

Thank phillipam2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good quality - but pricey for what it is offering. The place had a bad sound-track that seemed out of keeping with the place and made it lack a bit of atmosphere

Thank OlwynSteve
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We took our son out for a nice meal after he picked Ford’s after viewing their menu. We all really enjoyed the evening. Service was excellent from the greeting to the end of the evening. Staff were very knowledgeable about the food options and wine...More

Thank Roger F
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

One of our favorite lunch spots. We dined after the lightshow. Two Angus eye fillets, duck fat pommes anna, grilled king prawns & baby kale withchipotle butter jus. Nailed the medium rare and tender as. Fantastic. I can see why it's their signature dish. A...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We loved everything about our visit. The staff, the food, local wine and a nice cosy window table. Venturing into Nelson City? Stop in.

Thank 66Mapua
Reviewed 24 June 2018

I love the Alfresco vibe of this restaurant and the food we ate were all amazing. Knowledgeable staffs, friendly and super delicious food. Plating is so impressive as well. We had lunch there with my family while having a quick stop at Nelson.

Thank erichleinchen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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