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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

) #8 of 124 Restaurants in Nelson $$ - $$$ European, Soups,
276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9400
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (13 reviews)
“swordfish” (11 reviews)
“tapas” (19 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

This is my last dinner in Nelson. The garlic bread is great, start is good. I ordered medium sirloin, but I got well done one, it's too tough, but they change a new one for me, the second one is medium rare, is good. Dessert...More

Thank Yunhao1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again we were thrilled with the quality of our meal and the professional service from lovely staff. We never leave at the end of our meal thinking "I could have cooked that at home" which says everything. Every morsel was a taste sensation. The...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Ford's restaurant last week with friends for dinner - we all had different meals and they were all excellent - wonderful food and beautifully presented. The creme brulee was to die for! Highly recommended

Thank JanetT7010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous venue, great flavours, fantastic service. Our waitress was perfect. We were seated upstairs and the meal was presented at the best pace enabling the four of us to converse freely. Wonderful wine list.

Thank Helena S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick lunch after seeing other positive reviews. We had a delicious quick lunch for a great price. The service was really nice and the food was differently Devine. Loved it, would definitely go again

Thank 232Heather
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant has a nice ambiance, low lighting and a nice intimate feel to the place. The service was good and the food very nice, lots of local produce. I opted for 2 starters instead of a main and they were fine with this. The...More

Thank shazzzalongley
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food aloof service but good. Thanks for a great meal. I wanted one signature dish with ingredients that I never knew worked together but they did. Genius. Thanks for a great meal

Thank tacosrus
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Stopped in for some tapas for mothers day, with the family. Wife was given a glass of complimentary bubbles on account of Mum's day, great start. We had a wide range of different tapas, and each one was fantastic, no complaints at all. The kids...More

Thank Smackcroker
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We went here just for a casual meal and were really surprised at at the wonderful flavours that were created in each course. From the venison entree to the filet steak nothing was ordinary. Service was excellent and wine list also very comprehensive by the...More

Thank CardioKiwitraveller
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Good service with pleasant efficient staff, food disappointing. One of our party had steak which was ok not outstanding and the vegetarian option not very tasty. Deserts ok but nothing special. Have eaten here a few times before and had lovely food this was not...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:30
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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