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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

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276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9400
Today
08:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 21:30
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 21:00
Wed 08:00 - 21:30
Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is absolutely top notch, as is the service. We took advantage of the first table special and were treated very well. My only complaint with this restaurant is that the decor is very tired.

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Thank geofft629
Christchurch, New Zealand
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed a delicious lunch here for one and wouldn't hesitate to return. The service is great, as is the coffee. The overall atmosphere is bistro and this is exactly what I was seeking that day.

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Thank LoveDining77
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really amazing service and great selection of wine and various drinks. Food was exceptional. We did shard a few plates to try a bit of all and it was amazing. Very cozy and staff really friendly!

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Thank Leticia S
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

As 4 hungry guys fresh from doing Old Ghost Road and concerned about the damage being done by Cyclone Cook to our homes in Whakatane, this was a very welcoming and comforting place to eat - food was amazing and service was top notch. Every course was a culinary delight

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Thank Russell I
Nelson, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous view from outside eating, trees along Trafalgar Street.looking up to the Cathedral also really pretty at the moment

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Thank potterp183
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fine dining experience. The food was divine and well presented. The Jaffa Martini was the icing on the cake. The staff were excellent and went the extra mile. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Debs G
Seneca, South Carolina
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238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Nelson and stopped in the downtown to walk around. We tied Fords for a light snack. I had a nice berry muffin. It was very good and the place is a nice stop during the day.

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Thank Bill Y
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish of the day was super. Well cooked and served by professional staff . Nice dining room with European feel. Coffee good too.

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Thank Peter E
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took TripAdvisor's advice and waited until they opened. My scrabbled eggs were good. If you want to eat outside, mind the sign to order and pay inside first.

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Thank Carolyn B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Opened late for Easter Monday - but the wait just made it that much more potentially enjoyable. We didn't have the standard breakfast - but the two eggs on sour dough bread with the "streaked bacon". "Streaked" meant "fatty" and it wasn't cooked all that thoroughly. Maybe they were rushed. Eggs were perfect - staff was pleasant and helpful.

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Thank Dabarton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 25
Cuisine
European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?