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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 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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Mackay, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
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
34 helpful votes 34 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We ended up here after dinner for a few drinks - what a cool wee bar! Nathan the bar man was fantastic! The 4 of us sat at the bar chatting to him and we all agreed how impressed we were with the service and atmosphere!

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Sutton Coldfield
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had a generous & tasty pizza upstairs with our Haka Tours group. Picked up by Limo & warm welcome awaited. Host was great fun & we had an hilarious time playing some Wi style team video competitions on the giant pull down screen. Owner was World Champion at several events so must practice a lot!! 241 drinks for most of... More

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Perugia, Italy
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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We arrived at Franz Josef after a drive from Wanaka, and the walks to Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. We were staying at Aspen Court Motel, and even if the restaurant was the farthest away it was the one with the menu most appealing to us. So we decided to walk here and have dinner. We did the right choice,... More

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Churchill
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

6 of us had dinner, and to make life easier we were picked up by the complimentary hummer limousine and dropped off back home. All meals were delightful! Average main meal price was $25-$30 and well worth it. Our host Neil was amazing and went well out of his way to make sure we had a good experience.

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Franz Josef, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Wowza. Got picked up in a stretch hummer limo, it just makes you feel so cool! The food was so yummy - recommend the salmon bruschetta, it was so fresh. We loved every bit of our meals. Once we finished we went upstairs. Great atmosphere at this bar and there specials were like nothing we had ever seen in Aus.... More

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