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Blue Ice Cafe

Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
(03) 752 0707
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Ranked #3 of 15 restaurants in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

What a lovely little restaurant and you can get a take away pizza that was absolutely delicious. Licensed bar and great menu.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

From the outside, this restaurant doesn't look like much ~ just another cafe, but DON"T pass it by. We made a reservation for a mid-week dinner and it did end up quite busy. The crazy hummer-limo they send to pick you up at your accommodation was actually quite fun and a great idea if you plan to drink. We arrived... More

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calgary
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This little restaurant at the end of the main drag proved to be a delightful experience. We were fortunate enough to have made reservations so it does fill up. All of the meals (party of 4) were outstanding - a fish dish, lamb shank and steaks. No one thought there meal was lacking. The service was great and I highly... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The cheeseburger is very big and very filling so you may want to split it. I can't be sure, but I think that an egg is mixed into the ground beef.

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It has been the best steak meal we have tried in New Zealand so far and wish we can have it again. Remember to make reservations...it's very popular!

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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We enjoyed the mussels for an entree and for mains we dined on the special fish on the menu that evening. The atmosphere is superb and the service is outstanding. A great experience!

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East Amherst, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We went to Blue Ice Cafe March 9th without a reservation because our hotel said they do not take reservations. Wrong! They were busy and there was a large tour group that had just been seated. They did have 1 open table and we were seated immediately. I expected a long wait for dinner because of the tour group but... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The cafe was very busy and the service a bit slow. The menu was quite good and the food very acceptable. The staff care of customers was mixed - some very good and others not so good

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brisbane
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Recommended by motel, and they got it right. Very well-made cocktails, and then downstairs for dinner. Menu not loo long, which I like, and yet very varied choices. All good, though one small hiccup when the lamb rack arrived two seconds after the starters were cleared. Seems the kitchen decided to cook before the table was called away. No-no! It... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

OK just arrived in Franz Josef and wasn't aware of what was around but noticed the free limo pick up in a flyer in our motel room. Rang just before 6pm and asked about a reservation & limo pick up but the response was one of the most condescending replies I have ever received along the lines of how dare... More

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