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Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
(03) 752 0707
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Ranked #2 of 16 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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Scotland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Really good menu offering a great range of food ........ great salad of poached pear , blue cheese and. bacon,,,........ amazing! Fish and chips from the lighter side of the menu also amazing .... Well done one of our best meals in NV.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

After arriving in Franz Josef we found out about Blue Ice's service of picking you up and dropping you off in a stretch Hummer. As it was my birthday the next day, we thought this was the perfect thing to do for a nice birthday dinner, even though we were being picked up one minute up the road. The Hummer... More 

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A good choice of food and of drinks and wine. Excellent service. Amazing to be collected from our hotel and taken home after dinner by a chauffeur in a stretch Humvee. No duty driver needed!

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United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We only went in for a drink but the menu was impressive and reasonably priced we could not resist. Wifi available at $1.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Picked up in style with door to door service in the Hummer. Fantastic service and meal downstairs and a few fun drinks upstairs in the bar. Super friendly staff. Highly recommend a night out here.

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Sydney, Australia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

An upmarket restaurant 'with real white table cloths'. Service was excellent - booking IS advised. Food was very good and clearly showed care, pride and value. Not the cheapest, not quite the place for a family of 4 under 8 year olds, more like a nice adult restaurant. One of the nicest in town.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Not much to look at from the outside but very welcoming with a simple but adequate menu range. Food was good and service was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

One of the more reasonably priced restaurants for lunch we tried during our time at Franz Josef. Service was excellent and they were very accommodating to my (very picky) son's dietary requirements. Food was good but not spectacular but nothing to complain about. Some of the dishes are Filipino influenced and those were the more successful ones in my opinion.... More 

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New Jersey
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

we are beginning our 3rd week in New Zealand and this is one of the best we have eaten in. The food was superb and people very nice. Great food! We had mussels and rack of lamb, the best.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our food was just awesome. I had a beautiful steak, it was cooked exactly how I like it. It was very crowded which is a sign of a good restaurant. We had a restaurant meal, but you can also just have a pub type counter meal cheaper. After dinner we were driven back to our motel in the absolutely gorgeous... More 

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Address: Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 752 0707
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
Cuisine: International

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