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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 good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (13 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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11 - 20 of 731 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

French Toast was unreal. I must say that earl grey tea was a tasty treat. Not a bad atmosphere. Nice spot. Would recommend

Thank Sam D
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Fords is another great NZ restaurant and bar. The front of this place is a great spot to while away some time trying some NZ wines by the glass. The restaurant is pushed to the back, with not a lot of ambience and the night...More

Thank aj_flyer
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Went to Fords for a late dessert and a coffee. Had GREAT service, GREAT food & ultimately GREAT coffee! We we're helped out by an awesome Scotsman to make our choice and all the staff were on the button for a quick turn around. This...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

A catch up with friends. We sat upstairs at a table for six. Other tables upstairs were full also. My wife and I shared a bottle of Trinity Hills Chardonnay. We shared an entrée of Ora King Salmon, my wife had the Angus beef fillet...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

$10 for eggs and bacon on toast, great value. Lovely service and coffee, and a fresh atmosphere. Will definitely go again.

Thank annachap1
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Popped into Fords for an amazing meal with friends. Excellent service along with a great menu and drinks selection. We enjoyed all courses but made room for desert! Well recommended for a fine dining experience.

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Warmly welcomed as soon as we arrived, with coffees arriving soon after. Big Breakfast was good value - only disappointing aspect was that the eggs were cooked 'over easy'. However the guest wasn't asked when ordering whether they wanted this, or 'sunny side up'. Mince...More

Thank NannaA53
Reviewed 28 September 2017

My husband and I came for a meal. And absolutely loved it. The service was fantastic. Friendly and welcoming. The meal was beautiful. We haven't stopped talking about it. And we are telling everyone how great it was. Thank you so much for making our...More

1  Thank erinandjo
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Went there for a late lunch where it was quiet but service was prompt and friendly (as with most kiwi establishments!). Had a really fresh fish dish with amazing charred kumara and seasonal vegetables (local fish - today's special) and my lunch companion had a...More

1  Thank Wundertravels
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The service was top notch and although the mains are pricey, I thoroughly enjoyed the fish of the day (generous portion size too). I'll be sure to try out the seafood risotto next time I'm in town!

Thank Zainab B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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