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FORD'S Restaurant & Bar

) #8 of 125 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%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (13 reviews)
“swordfish” (11 reviews)
“tapas” (19 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
09:00 - 22:30All hours
European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 701 reviews

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Great food aloof service but good. Thanks for a great meal. I wanted one signature dish with ingredients that I never knew worked together but they did. Genius. Thanks for a great meal

Thank tacosrus
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Stopped in for some tapas for mothers day, with the family. Wife was given a glass of complimentary bubbles on account of Mum's day, great start. We had a wide range of different tapas, and each one was fantastic, no complaints at all. The kids...More

Thank Smackcroker
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We went here just for a casual meal and were really surprised at at the wonderful flavours that were created in each course. From the venison entree to the filet steak nothing was ordinary. Service was excellent and wine list also very comprehensive by the...More

Thank CardioKiwitraveller
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Good service with pleasant efficient staff, food disappointing. One of our party had steak which was ok not outstanding and the vegetarian option not very tasty. Deserts ok but nothing special. Have eaten here a few times before and had lovely food this was not...More

2  Thank Sue C
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

After asking the ladies at the table next to me what was good to eat they suggested the tappas, it was a bit quiet and the kitchen was happen to extend the tappas past their close off time. Staff were obliging and attentive. Garlic prawns...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Went on a wet Sunday evening and what a delight. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his entree of fresh Bluff oysters . We both had the seared game fish for a main...it was Marlin served with scallops, grilled fruit...it was fantastic. Great service with a smile.

Thank PruNZ
Reviewed 29 April 2017 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.

Thank geofft629
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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.

Thank LoveDining77
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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!

Thank Leticia S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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...More

Thank Russell I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 27
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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