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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)
“swordfish” (11 reviews)
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European, Soups, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
276 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fords is well located on Trafalgar Street, walking distance to many of Nelson’s hotels. The food was good without being brilliant, but a comfortable location with friendly service.

Thank Alistair W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ambience is nice, the food in general really superb. I guess it was the best steak I have ever had in my life. Not only perfect from a meat perspective, but also from a preperation point of view including the sides. My wife thought...More

Thank k x
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast this morning - atmosphere relaxing, service attentive. Recommend the sourdough and eggs - simple is good.

Thank febee2
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a lovely meal here. The service was wonderful and the food was very good. We would definitely eat here again as we both enjoyed our meals so much. We felt it was reasonably priced given the quality of the food and the excellent...More

Thank Martin and Sue C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food on Easter Sunday was very good. My husband and I had lamb and fish. The service was very good. My husband's fish was well prepared and tasty. My lamb was very properly prepared, but I did feel that it was not as young...More

Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and service!! Seafood risotto is excellent as is calamari! Recommend Ned Pinot Gris. Sunny outdoor setting.

Thank grantr845
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Good Friday at about 3pm and they only had tapas on the menu. But that was fine as we were only looking to have a small bite to eat. We got the calamari, arancini and garlic bread. Food was delicious and service was...More

Thank laurajb1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second time to ford's and it was good the first time and this time as good, very consistent. Service was great food was delicious. My husband had pork belly salad very tasty full of favour and I had halloumi salad very yummy....More

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are Nelson locals who dine at Ford's semi-regularly. Always great food and the girl from Montana (sorry, can't remember name) is excellent - very efficient and friendly. Happy to call this establishment a favourite.

Thank Q9180UZkarenp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, great food, sticky pork belly and fish of the day, kingfish. A lovely Trinity Hills Chardonnay to sip. Great all round.

Thank Neil C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Drinks, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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