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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

) #8 of 127 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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Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
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 707 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing, delicious breakfast! We ordered the mixed grill, and the fish it was amazing with champagne! Great service! A++++

Thank Natasha M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just popped in here for lunch with family and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food served. The Chef's Salmon in a noodle nest was fantastic. Waiting staff could not have been more helpful, provided colouring in bags of drawings and crayons for the...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi A group of us participating in Feast of the Senses last night had our starter here. I had the salt and pepper calamari and it was to die for. Melted in your mouth. All entrees were of a large size. We were welcomed by...More

Thank LoisMM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Complete with our carry-on luggage and weary from the journey, two of us fell Into this gem of a place, just before lunch. Although breakfast had finished, all we wanted were eggs and bacon and the chef obliged us. Superb scrambled and poached eggs with...More

1  Thank Globetrottershell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely service, food, atmosphere, decor... and the drinks. Yum, enjoyed the mulled wine. Cant beat it on a cold day. The steak and prawns were devine. Will definately be back

Thank Stormpipes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After wandering through the Saturday market, we discovered Ford's. Their lunch menu offered a variety of choices from salmon to lamb curry, with a good selection of wines, and delicious pastries. We came in later in the afternoon, and it was not a problem. Staff...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an unexpected extended stay in Nelson which led us to Ford's several times! Great to be welcomed like locals, loved the atmosphere, service, food and amazing coffee. So well looked after.

Thank JacquiS1966
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cosy place to come for a great coffee and good food - snacks or a lovely lunch or dinner. One of the great things about Ford's is that it works as a venue for a business meeting and as a place to...More

Thank 0jacquiew
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Definitely the find of our two days in Nelson. Can thoroughly recommend the squid, the steak and the duck. Good wine list and high quality service and very reasonable prices.

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant with good food and friendly staff. Reasonably priced (given the quality of the food - I enjoyed the gnocchi). We took our baby who seemed welcome too.

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