Welcome to FORD'S Nelson

Welcome to FORD'S Restaurant & Bar - we offer relaxed and tasteful dining in the heart of Nelson city.

Come and enjoy our new menu, created by our team of great female only chefs led by Jessie Verhoef
It’s contemporary New Zealand Cuisine at its best..



You’ll find us in our beautifully renovated historic villa in the upper Trafalgar Street precinct, right in the heart of Nelson’s CBD. If you’re seated outside you look south to the Cathedral Steps and north down the Trafalgar Street boulevard. Click here for a map.


Our  breakfast, lunchtapas and dinner menus have been lovingly crafted by Head Chef Jessie Verhoef and her team of great chefs. Using fresh and locally sourced produce to create contemporary cuisine to suit well-travelled palates, boldly mixing European influences with unique New Zealand flavours.


There is plenty of street side parking in the streets around the restaurant, and you’ll always find a spot in the Montgomery Car park, a short stroll away.


We are open for breakfast and coffee 8am Monday to Friday

Saturday and Sunday 9am

Lunch 11am till 3pm

Dinner 5.30pm till late

Tapas menu available at all other times



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