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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” (27 reviews)
“hash browns” (12 reviews)
“lamb” (36 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
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 818 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We though t we'd visit this upmarket venue for a fancy cocktail. We were drastically disappointed, one cocktail didn't even come in the correct glass, and the other was only two thirds full, For the price, it was no where near good enough.

Thank Bridget O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were gifted a voucher for this place and after wining and dining in the middle of Winter, we were highly impressed. Service 10/10 And the food, delicious!!! We'll be back.

Thank mapuagrannysmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two sticky pork salads with a Brightwater Vineyard Chardonnay. Friendly attentive service. Everything was great. Cheers guys.

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first meal in Nelson, it was my partners birthday so we wanted something special. Forgive but this was our second choice, we had been given a recommendation earlier in the day but that place was packed! Ford's was busy too but it...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch here last week while in Nelson. The Lamb salad tasted very good but the lamb was gristly and hard to chew. I think I was just unlucky with the pieces selected. The cheese board I had for dessert was outstanding. The chutney...More

Thank Sandy O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quality of food was extraordinary. We had a table of ten, service was impeccable, every single person rated their meal, we were still talking about it the next day. The pricing is more Auckland than Nelson, but they can justify it.

Thank Toby B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast here on our first morning in Nelson. I had the choc chip pancakes and asked for no cream. I received the pancakes without the cream and a very slight drizzle of maple syrup over the top - the pancakes were slightly dry...More

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Came here for a late lunch on a quiet Monday. My partner chose the mussels - steamed in a delicious creamy broth with just the right amount of garlic. I chose a light chick pea and haloumi salad which was also delicious and satisfying. Food...More

Thank Gracie2612
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Fords on our first night in Nelson and everything was first class. Service, starters, mains, dessert and wines all superb. It seems everything will be an anti climax after such a brilliant dining experience.

Thank Mick R
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

From the second you walk in the door, everything is exceptional. Mushroom fries with blue cheese aoili to die for, the mains exquisite and the deconstructed cheesecake the bedt dessert I've ever eaten. Service exceptional. Hard to go anywhere else now.

Thank Rebecca F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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