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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (13 reviews)
“swordfish” (11 reviews)
“tapas” (22 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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1 - 10 of 755 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great service, great wine and great food. Fish of the day for her. Spicy pork belly for me,...... with a bottle of Trinity Hills Chardonnay. Great as usual.

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked ahead so looked forward to it. Was placed upstairs in a corner of a hot room near a window but no breeze. Special night for me and my partner. Had a fan on us. Most of the drinks I wanted the did not have...More

Thank Melinda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped into FORDS for lunchtime drinks, and got a prime table outside, so we watched the world go by along Trafalgar Street. We didn’t eat, but saw others and the menu, and it looked good. Good, attentive service; prices as expected Recommended

Thank DadaGee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy Saturday evening but we were able to get a table. Service was friendly and efficient. Our food came without a long wait and was very tasty. However, the highlight was the Jafa martini. A must have creamy shot of chocolate and orange.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coffee was so-so, uneventful and would not go back for he coffee alone. Tapas arrived, with no glass of wine, that was forgotten about. My tapas was dry & uneatable, tasted like cardboard, so did not finish.I told the waiter that mine was uneatable &...More

Thank Maree N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just had a afternoon drink and snacks here outside on a hot nelson day and it was really nice. The staff were super friendly and did recommend the mushrooms which were to die for

Thank 786Nicola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were mostly ok, a couple had attitude I am assuming they were employed for eye candy duties! The food was small and average, the eggs were flavourful with basil and Parmesan but rubbery, the toast looked like dried bread and tasted the same....More

Thank David D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn’t of asked for anything better this NYE we had a big party of us and the service was great! Food was lovely and everything came out together! The wine kept on flowing and all the staff where super friendly! Great night!

Thank daisydoo221
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, yummy food and wine. Asking for a vegan meal was no issue. We’ll definitely be back to dine.

Thank janjohnson241
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been wanting to go to ford's for while now for lunch and finally I got to go I was not disappointed. We sat outside as it was a nice day the service was great nice seating area outside. I had the fish special was really...More

Thank Donna R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$26
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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