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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%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (11 reviews)
“swordfish” (10 reviews)
“tapas” (20 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
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 713 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went there for a late lunch where it was quiet but service was prompt and friendly (as with most kiwi establishments!). Had a really fresh fish dish with amazing charred kumara and seasonal vegetables (local fish - today's special) and my lunch companion had a...More

Thank Wundertravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was top notch and although the mains are pricey, I thoroughly enjoyed the fish of the day (generous portion size too). I'll be sure to try out the seafood risotto next time I'm in town!

Thank Zainab B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After working hard at home wanted to chill and found this place - perfect had a wee buzz at 4:30pm:) enjoyed a drink and Tapas:)

Thank suzfitch12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb food, in a congenial atmosphere with excellent wait staff. The seafood risotto was to die for. An excellent visit, made all the more memorable, as I left my wallet in the AirBnb!! A quick walk to get it and all was good. Not sure...More

Thank Kotuku123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty good breakfast but I found it a bit lacking in flavour and quite dry, I got the fords breakfast and my partner got the eggs Bennie all in all it was an ok experience.

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I went here for breakfast. I had one night in Nelson, and I have a kind of self imposed rule that when I'm away from home, I always walk at least 5 minutes away from the hotel for breakfast. I stayed at the other end...More

Thank thatsjustsamuel
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing, delicious breakfast! We ordered the mixed grill, and the fish it was amazing with champagne! Great service! A++++

Thank Natasha M
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Just popped in here for lunch with family and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of food served. The Chef's Salmon in a noodle nest was fantastic. Waiting staff could not have been more helpful, provided colouring in bags of drawings and crayons for the...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Hi A group of us participating in Feast of the Senses last night had our starter here. I had the salt and pepper calamari and it was to die for. Melted in your mouth. All entrees were of a large size. We were welcomed by...More

Thank LoisMM
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Complete with our carry-on luggage and weary from the journey, two of us fell Into this gem of a place, just before lunch. Although breakfast had finished, all we wanted were eggs and bacon and the chef obliged us. Superb scrambled and poached eggs with...More

1  Thank Globetrottershell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$26
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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