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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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European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to dine. This has to be one of the best restaurants in Nelson. We sat outside in the new pedestrian area. The staff were very attentive and the service prompt. The signature dish, beef filet served medium rear was cooked to perfection and...More

Thank j0nty111
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice wine selection, comfortable in door or outdoor seating to support large groups ~ 10 in our party and were taken care of quite nicely with timely service. Delectable dishes varied in offerings enough for everyone to fine something unique to eat. If available order...More

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food great service, good looking wait staff too, just supurb, the food and the staff that it 10/10 would come again

Thank Charlotte E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been there ,done that, again. Best fine dining in town. Reasonable prices. Service could be better but I may have ordered after a large group sitting upstairs. They forgot to bring our fish main so they only charged half of it's price. Will revisit.

Thank Aspi123
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for dinner on a Monday evening. After we ordered our food, we waited over an hour for it to arrive. By this stage we were so hungry that we would have eaten anything! We were still hungry after our mains. They did taste...More

Thank 22KiwiTraveller22
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recently in Nelson for a reunion and was so impressed with Fords I had 3 lunches here. All my dining companions agreed it was fantastic. The pork and lamb salads were a great size and very tasty. The wine list was great and...More

Thank Julian S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard about this restaurant so decided to try it out Got shown to table upstairs in empty area without anybody else at other tables Eventually a waitress came and gave us menus. After 10 minutes came back and took order. Waiting....waiting ....waiting Eventually our meals...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing the food was incredible, service was top notch. The quality of the food and presentation just blew us away. Great priced as well, this will be our No 1 go to when we are in Nelson.

Thank GRB7777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. Food was very well presented, cooked well and very tasteful. Only loses .5 as the food did not blow my mind. Still very, very good mind you. The one small problem we had with one of the meals was...More

Thank Donovan575
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love gluten free options and can ask for no mushrooms in a dish for example and they just check with the chef and never been turned down yet for any alternatives. I am a fussy eater and don't like lots of foods and they have...More

Thank Val A
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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, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
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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