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Blue Ice Cafe

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Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
(03) 752 0707
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent spot for lunch on the hike up!

Blue Ice is perfectly located in the heart of Franz Josef and a great place to stop for lunch if you are waiting for your heli tour to start or before you begin your hike to the Glacier. Great food, good service, easy in and out!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I had the brie and plumb sauce then the ducking when I asked for just bowl of ice cream, all 3 were some of the best food I have ever had!! They even came to collect us and then dropped us off at our accomodation.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Why Franz Josef is dead in winter is perplexing - yes it is cold, but its also not raining, which makes glacier viewing excellent. Th restaurants are empty too, and some are closed for renovations, but Blue Ice remains open. The quiet word is that these guys go the extra mile to source fresh, quality ingredients, and they make their... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Quiet in mid winter but attentive service with quality pizzas and tasty desserts. Central position so easy to walk to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Blue Ice is perfectly located in the heart of Franz Josef and a great place to stop for lunch if you are waiting for your heli tour to start or before you begin your hike to the Glacier. Great food, good service, easy in and out!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Pizza deal on every friday. Ordered small Hawaiian pizza with only $10. A lot of ingredients which is mouthful, but just a bit salty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited here one cold night in Franz Josef and it was very quiet but the place looked nice and was well presented so we decided to try it out. We ordered two pizzas and some local beers (which weren't available but we did get some other NZ beers) which were freshly made and tasted great. As time went on... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Free hummer, door to door service from 5kms out of town. Well presented food, top class. Excellent waitress/ bar service. Would not hesitate in recommending to anyone. We had beef fillets, gourmet pizza, mussels, sticky pudding and garlic bread. Steak was cooked perfectly to medium rare and medium - a lot of places cannot get it right but this chef... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What an evening! ! Free stretch hummer door to door service, excellent service by driver, bar staff and waitress. Food divine and presentation a plus. Extremely well priced quality food. Would recommend to everyone, loved it!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very wet evening so we popped in to the first restaurant we came to - it was absolutely fine but a bit empty Fish was OK

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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went out for a party, excellent atmosphere, lots of alcohol. Free pool and X-box. The bar snacks were very good. Plus Karaoke. Recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, International

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