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The Plump Pigeon

Main Road | State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
03 752 0721
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Ranked #14 of 15 restaurants in Franz Josef
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: European, English, Café, Gastropub
Description: At The Plump Pigeon, our mission is to serve freshly prepared, quality food in a relaxed, cosy atmosphere with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our menu is prepared and served using the freshest possible ingredients and is cooked to order by our Chefs. We also have a good range of Gluten free and Vegetarian options, along with home baking, great coffee and friendly service. Our selection of platters are a great way to end a hard day of Glacier walking, accompanied by a lovely glass of wine or a Monteiths beer on tap. Our Menu is available all day from 11am -late. We also now provide a fantastic range of Takeaways made fresh on site for you convinence!
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Description: At The Plump Pigeon, our mission is to serve freshly prepared, quality food in a relaxed, cosy atmosphere with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our menu is prepared and served using the freshest possible ingredients and is cooked to order by our Chefs. We also have a good range of Gluten free and Vegetarian options, along with home baking, great coffee and friendly service. Our selection of platters are a great way to end a hard day of Glacier walking, accompanied by a lovely glass of wine or a Monteiths beer on tap. Our Menu is available all day from 11am -late. We also now provide a fantastic range of Takeaways made fresh on site for you convinence!
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English first
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We ranked the coffee as one of our least favourite in NZ (where the coffee is pretty exceptional), but the muffin was amazing.

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Parksville, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We wandered out into town reading display menus and picked this place. The service wasn't flashy but it was good; polite, welcoming and helpful. We had two different lamb dishes and both were very good. The prices were commensurate with the meal in New Zealand terms. I'd recommend it to friends and go again if we end up there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Totally overpriced, ordered lamb shank received venison which was tough, brought the additional vegies when meal nearly finished which were raw and very oily. The salmon order, what to say? "vegies" upon which smallish piece of salmon sat swam in oil and a very unapetising colour. Very limited beer choice. Flat white coffee was good. Certainly one of the worst... More

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Stopped in for a quick feed after a trip up the glacier, good food, good service. Definitely give it a go if in Franz Josef.

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Shanghai
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I had a burger, very good. My wife had the Thai salad, nothing to Thai about that though. Flexible when it comes to kids food (so many places have only fried stuff), but they made us fresh veggies. Cakes are not very good though.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This looked good from the outside and we decided to try it but regretted our decision. The waiter was OK but slightly surly. It seemed that everything we wanted on the menu was off that night, and amazingly even the on tap beer was not available. Food was dished up too quickly, and although OK, was not memorable. If you... More

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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

The restaurant recommended to us on the corner looked too crowded so came down to the Plump Pigeon. Very welcoming, lovely fire going and different spaces for playing pool, watching sport on tv, eating outside or a quiet area inside by the fire. I had the best Green Chicken Curry ever and my husband loved his Seafood Risotto. We went... More

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Port Stephens
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The food was lovely. It is nice sitting near the cozy fire. However the waiters weren't welcoming at all. We had just driven for 5 hours, most of which through torrential rain to get to Franz Josef so even just a slight smile would have been greatly appreciated.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We enjoyed the warm soup and the good food. The service was excellent but a bit slow. The place has a relaxed and warm atmosphere.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

We only went there for desert after having dinner somewhere else, however the pavlova was very nice and the staff we very attentive. They also offered free wifi for customers which came in handy, and the place was well presented inside with a big old open fire

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