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Blue Ice Cafe

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Pizza, International
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
not cheap but good food

There aren't really any cheap eateries around town, so we paid a little more for this quiet place. V well presented food and good not-in-your-face service. Go early, all the restaurants in NZ seem to close at 9pm

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Philip F
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London, United Kingdom
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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a blow out evening here with two friends and were collected from our respective hotels in the Blue Ice stretched limo. Sounds great but hard for us older ones to get in and out of but a nice gesture. We had two good bottles of wine, fish for three and lamb shank for one followed by dessert and... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Read lots of Ta reviews so decided to try it. Staff very pleasant, told us the chef was very good, well sadly for us the food was very bland. Tried the roasted salmon, which was smothered in sweet chilli sauce and the accompanying rissto was rather bland too. Also tried the filet steak. Huge portion topped with what looked like... More 

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Thank tonytone1
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Franz Josef seems to have a good selection of very good restaurants but Blue Ice has the edge with delicious food and excellent service. The food is beautifully prepared and presented, and unlike many places includes generous serves of vegetables. We ate there twice during our 3 day stay - would have been three times if we had found it... More 

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Thank Anne K
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There aren't really any cheap eateries around town, so we paid a little more for this quiet place. V well presented food and good not-in-your-face service. Go early, all the restaurants in NZ seem to close at 9pm

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Thank Philip F
Scarborough, New York
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219 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is somewhat isolated and we were glad to find an excellent restaurant. For starters we had mussels and the house salad which were very good. The fish and meat main courses were also very good. The wines were great as well and not overpriced. They also offer courtesy transportation in a stretch Hummer. Our dining companions went back... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly service, and nice relaxed atmosphere upstairs in the bar area. Food is very good quality Generous portions Not cheap, but very fairly priced for what they deliver. I ordered the pork adobo. I was told it would be the best I'll have. I have a few Philippino friends so it's a dish I've had a few times... Turns... More 

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Thank Dinesh F
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at a different Franz Joseph restaurant that was just okay last night. Tonight's dinner at Blue Ice was a totally different experience. The quality and presentation of the food was outstanding. A gourmet experience. The Camembert Filo starter was to die for. It melted in your mouth. Our two entrees, the stuffed chicken and roasted duck were both divine.... More 

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Thank jads8627
Dublin, Ireland
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a bit of a gamble on this one, and even though it's right on the main road, the quality of the food and service was impressive! Inside was quite pretty, nice bit of shade from the outside bit still plenty of light coming in. I got the Thai Green Curry which was really good. Sometimes they end up being... More 

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Thank Luke D
Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here for my birthday yesterday and chose this restaurant from all in Franz Josef after visiting all the main restaurants in town. We were not disappointed - the food was great and presented beautifully. Highly recommend.

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Thank greve
Canberra, Australia
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97 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a mid-afternoon dinner following an early start with the heli flight. Blue Ice was recommended by our hotel and as it was Friday they offer discount pizzas. The salmon pizza was delicious the best I have ever tasted. the owner was very friendly and forthcoming with knowledge about the area chatting while waiting for our order. Lovely décor... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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