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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 #4 of 14 Restaurants in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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singapore
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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We had my wife's birthday celebration at the Blue Ice Cafe, Franz Josef on the 5 of Sep. 2014. There were six of us in the party. The food was great namely the beef steak, duck leg and salmon fish. However, the rack of lamb was just ok. To make up for this, the dessert of ice cream and passion... More

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Terrigal, Australia
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291 reviews 291 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

suggested as a dining option by our accommodation service efficient entree of smoked salmon bruschetta - to share by two - presented as a course for one - even though upon inspection - serving in two portions? mains - confit of duck was reasonably well presented - a bit lacking in flavour summary - IMO - this is only pub... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

tossing a coin where to go , but the complimentary stretch hummer pickup swayed us. Amazing eye opener for kids being in one of them. The real deal though was the food & it was very good. all meals were faultless.If i am ever back there i am not sure i would chance trying anywhere else.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Not only is the food outstanding, the service is always brilliant and they cannot do enough for you. They have a great wine menu and a good chioce of contempary New Zealand cuisine. If you want the opinion of a local. Blue ice resturant is consistantly the best place in town for a meal. The fillet steak is alway cooked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Went here for dinner tonight, food was amazballs. I would have licked the plate, but I thought that might be a little tacky. Staff were friendly, food was amazing, cost was reasonable, all in all we enjoyed ourselves.

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Mackay, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Stretch hummer picked us up. Great food and I showed them the recipe for a mudslide and they made me one.

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NSW Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is really just cafe food, its good, but for the same money you can get a better meal in the restaurant at the 5 star Te Waonui forest retreat hotel (at the other end of town). That restaurant is open to the public- its one of those places where there are 4 folks on the table setting. It doesn't... More

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HENDERSON
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were greeted warmly and meal was served quickly and tasted wonderful. One slight problem with our credit card occurred ( charged twice) but it was refunded in a timely manner.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

An amazing place to meet the locals and travelers! Free pool table, delicious food, absolutely awesome staff (Nate and Neil I'm looking at you) and a super welcoming atmosphere! Had so many epic nights at this bar I don't even know where to begin! All I can say is thank you so much for making my life in Franz Josef... More

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Adelaide
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The four of us were hungry after another fantastic day in and around Franz Josef. We had sighted the menu in our motel and the two boys decided on the Venison. Wow....the best seriously! The girls had stuffed chicken breast...again deliciously devoured. We all had wine and left saying to the staff; Please thank the chef and we will go... More

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