Ford's Restaurant & Bar

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Cuisine: A La Carte, Fine Dining, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

You'll find FORD'S in the dining hub of Nelson, owned and operated by Kerry and Garry Ford who have 20 years’ experience delivering premium food and service in the Nelson region, which has been consistently award winning.

FORD'S can offer intimate tables inside or vibrant outdoor seating.

The menu changes to make the most of fresh seasonal products and premium cuts of beef, lamb or fish selection, with a Mediterranean style to many dishes.

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Ford's Restaurant & Bar
276 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010

Open Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat-Sun: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Phone: 03 546 9400
Website: www.fordsnelson.co.nz

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Kristine Johnstone

Lovely meal with very good service.

Not too sure about the tiniest table for two.

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I've wanted to go to Ford's for ever, so it was great to take advantage of this offer. The food was possibly the best I've ever had, and I experienced flavours I'd never tasted before. The service was efficient and friendly, and we were made to feel like we were part of the place....We both loved it and will return when we have a special occasion to celebrate. Thank you Ford's.

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Meagan Williams

We went to Ford's for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. The food was amazing from start to finish and the staff looked after us really well. Will definitely be back in the future.

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Great service

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Kathy Simpson

Our meals were beautiful- lovely breads and dips, duck for a main and brûlée (amazing) for dessert. Can't wait to go back.

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Good food and excellent service!

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Sharon McKenzie

Lovely dining experience again even when steak wasn’t cooked correctly, they were willing to change for another one. Service impeccable!

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The word Excellent does not describe the evening of dining at Ford's. It was way above Momentous and will be back monthly. The cow and chef created a fantastic marriage. The steak was like butter in your mouth, the mushroom fries were an added specialty and might even have a go at it myself but best left to the chef. Waitress was special and very caring and added a wonderful experience while dining. Could rave on and on, well worth the trip from Upper Moutere and Ford's will now be our home away from home. Thank you First Table and heaps of thanks to Fords. Looks like Friday the 13th was our luckiest day!!!!

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The food was delicious and the service was fantastic

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Another thoroughly enjoyable evening spent at Fords. Food and service up to a very high standard. Lovely relaxed evening, and all this at First Table Rates. We will definitely be back.

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Alannah Giles

Everything we ordered was delicious, from the very impressive signature dish, to the fish and fries from the children's menu. Dining out with children is never easy, however the staff went the extra mile to ensure an enjoyable time was had by all.

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Tanya Kumagai

Another wonderful evening.. As always fantastic food, service and company. 10/10.... We would recommend as you won't be disappointed. We will be back. :)

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A perfect way to catch up with a friend we hadn't seen for a while. We all ordered something different and each thought we would love to go back and try what the others had, as it was all so well presented and with a difference to normal every day food. I am told the Quail had a superb stuffing in it so thats what I will try next visit. Well worth a visit, to enjoy a meal with excellent food and great service.

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Great food. Interesting menu and fine wines. Service was attentive but not intrusive. I've never been disappointed at Ford's.

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Lisa Weissenbacher

The service was really good. I loved how we were sitting out in the front window as I was able to watch people walking passed one of the things I love doing. The food was very good I definitely recommend the Signature Dish the best steak I have eaten in a while. Bar staff are lovely too.

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Service was fantastic, friendly and efficient. Food was delicious, cooked perfect and didn't have long waits. Well recommended for an enjoyable evening overall.

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Colette Meeske

We went with friends to celebrate my 50th birthday. Had an amazing night. The welcome was friendly and when they discovered it was my 50th, they gave me a drink on the house and brought my dessert with a birthday candle in. All these special little touches made my dinner so special. The food was exquisite. A real taste sensation. I will definitely be back.

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Recommended

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Again, didn't disappoint! Lovely meal and thoroughly enjoyed all courses. Will back back ...again

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Gorgeous food consistently and wonderful service. Highly recommend.

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Jo Duncan

Stunning food drinks and service. Made my birthday very special. could not fault anything

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We really enjoyed our meal and the time spent at Fords. The food was excellent and the service could not be faulted

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My partner and I agreed that our meal last night was one of the loveliest dining experiences we've had recently. There was, of course, no faulting the food which was divine. However what we really enjoyed was that we felt truly welcomed by staff. The friendly, professional service and warm atmosphere made our evening.

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Absolutely fantastic tasting food. Chef is willing to mix and match for allergies and dislikes (eg of mushrooms) without question. Wow.
The taste buds really get excited going there. You won't regret it.

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Aileen Allen

Excellent experience

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Alison Clyde

AMAZING food n service! We enjoyed it here SO much, we went back the next day for breakfast AND dinner again, plus breakfast AGAIN the following day!

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Leslie Jones

We had a fantastic dining experience. The food and service were superb. What a great way to enjoy quality food at an affordable price. My daughter and I enjoyed trying a variety of starters, then shared a main dish and found we were very satisfied. The staff were friendly and professional. We will be back!

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Linda Holloway

Gr8 food, atmosphere and service- thanks for a gr8 night. Linda

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We thoroughly enjoyed a fantastic and delicious meal complete with superb service on Sunday night and we will be returning....their special fish dish was to die for and was very impressed all round!
Also would highly recommend their First Table promo too :)

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Gillian Carlin

Excellent food excellent service. Will definitely do this again.

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Alysha Hutchison

Venue was a nice relaxed atmosphere. The staff were very welcoming and provided exceptional service.
The menu.... where to start.... I can normally hone in on one item I want but I struggled as all the dishes just sounding amazing so the struggle was real. I eventually came to choosing the pork belly for entree and lamb duo (as recommended by the waitress) for my main. I was not disappointed the food was cooked to perfection. From the flavours to the presentation there was no faults to be found.
Although we were full it would have been rude to not have dessert and yummmmm vanilla panacotta or chocolate cheesecake both are well worth getting.
Fantastic dinner, great service, perfect atmosphere what more does one need!

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Ford's ticks all the right boxes as an excellent restaurant as far as I'm concerned. The staff are are warm and attentive but not 'in your face' as too many can be. No 'how yous guys doing tonite' as you enter the door, thankfully. No loud music playing for the benefit of the staff either. The food has been consistently good. Our last meal included some beautifully cooked John Dory with a piquant salad of pear and rocket and some sweet baked kumara. Totally gorgeous. Go Ford's!

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Megan Hodgson

We had a wonderful evening at Fords last night, our second time dining there and it was just as good as our first experience. Food was top notch, service was lovely, can't wait to go again!

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Erina Tuhakaraina

Well...what a great first time experience at Fords!! My Mum and I thoroughly enjoyed our whole experience from start to finish! It was so nice to be wined and dined by some fabulous staff. Our meals were top notch. They were well presented and so flavoursome! What we really enjoyed was trying something different and the menu offered us this. Our mains were delicious and it was great we could share our meals with ease using the extra plates we were given. Dessert was also amazing. Service throughout by all staff was just lovely! Thank you again Fords for a great evening. We can't wait to visit again sometime soon.

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Food, wine and service were faultless

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Gay Black

We had a lovely family meal to celebrate an anniversary

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Beverley Austing

We had a lovely night at Fords restaurant. The staff where lovely and friendly. Great meal and beautiful presentation. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Fords to friends and family.

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We love going to Ford's. We both had the beef carpaccio, and I had the quail, while my wife had the duck confit. They were both excellent, and the desserts were great as well.
We'll be back!

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Melanie Kinloch

Great food and service!

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Tanya Kumagai

Consistently great food with great service :)

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Excellent food and friendly staff. I enjoyed my house special steak and my companion raved about his sirloin. The mushroom fries made a great appetiser and I would love to know what goes into the blue cheese aioli.

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Nikki Ryan

We went to Ford's last night as a special celebration with my mother and my husband. What a fantastic evening. The food was amazing, it tasted incredible and looked even better! The service was excellent. We will definitely go back. Thanks Ford's.

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Janet Tavener

Another great dinner at Fords. Everyone in the party enjoyed their meals - fantastic food and good service.

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Great food and ambience

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Everything was superb!
Best meal I've had dining out since I can remember.
Food, atmosphere and service = perfect.
Looking forward to going back!

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Just what was needed after a hectic day. Warm welcome, lovely setting, excellent food and a nice glass of red with friends. Throughly enjoyed my first experience at Fords and plan to go back again.

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Great food excellent service delivered in great time. Lovely place. Definitely going back.

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Nicki McGuinniety

Food and service was fantastic. Thank you Fords :)

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Sue Meadows

Really loved Ford's had a good night food was great. Duck and Quail on menu and all staff were lovely

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Aki Yamamoto

We had a lovely dinner in Ford's restaurant.
They kept a windows table for us, and staffs were very friendly with tactful service.
Also their food was amazing!! I had today's fish with kumara sauce and I loved it so much. The main meal was pretty big, we couldn't finished it.
I'll definitely recommend this restaurant.

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