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“Brilliant”

FORD'S Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #8 of 177 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$26
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Taupo, New Zealand
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

The food here is exquisite, it's imaginative and beautifully presented with a wine list to match. The staff were wonderful - friendly and knowledgeable and eager to please. Best of all, even if you only ask for a glass of wine they bring the bottle to your table and pour it there so you can see exactly what it is you've asked for (I've normally only seen this when I've asked for a whole bottle). The atmosphere is delightful and on a damp and windy evening I couldn't ask for a better place.

  • Visited June 2014
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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
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“Creative cuisine”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Recommended by hotel. Favorite of the locals. A must have in this restaurant, green mussels!
Great wine selection

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Susie C
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Great Menu”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I've enjoyed Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Ford's. Every meal has been a pleasure & the Staff are fantastic.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Jennifer H
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Anniversary dinner”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

A great warm friendly ambience in this restaurant which we went to for a late anniversary dinner after a drinks party ..they were very accommodating cooking the fish without the seafood as I am totally allergic to seafood. My husbands steak, he says, was absolutely delicious..the wine also very yummy and not a vastly overpriced bottle. Thoroughly recommend it for a delicious warm and friendly evening.

  • Visited May 2014
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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Food is excellent . The staff are attentive. Have visited this restaurant for breakfast, lunch and tea and have found they have a wide selection that is both tasty and varied. One of our regulars. Would recommend this restaurant.

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