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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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Perugia, Italy
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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Motueka, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Came here with friends for drinks and I end up ordering a mud cake as well. It was good! Love the place, free pool table and awesome wii! I had great fun playing the wii and its amusing watching others playing it. There's also a pole, If u could climb to the top and kiss top of the pole, u... More

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great pizzas, friendly staff and plenty of drinks! What's not to love :-) Also has a pool table and Kinect games.

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Manila
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Probably due to its popularity with NZ travelers, the tiny town of Franz Josef is not disappointing when it comes to food choices. This restaurant was recommended by 10 cottages with a special mention that they even have a Hummer Stretch Limo which can be arranged for pick-up to and from the restaurant. To me, this is just a fun... More

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Mosgiel, New Zealand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The presentation and flavours were outstanding, good beer and wine list, good value for money and I enjoyed chatting to the waitress who comes from the Phillipines. We enjoyed our visit here and can recommend it, has vegetarian options and great pizzas for young ones, with more sophisticated choices too.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Tried it out on a tip from the hostel receptionist. Was happily surprised with the beautiful dishes and great flavours. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Franz Josef.

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Hawaii, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We decided to try this place out because of the trip advisor reviews. Although we both liked the food, it wasn't the best meal we had in Franz Josef. My husband ordered the venison but the portion was fairly small. He said it tasted ok but was overpowered by the sauce. I had the soup of the day and a... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I stayed for two days there at Franz Josef, I tried to have meal here for my last night in that place because I saw all good comment about the food, the food was great except for the service of their front of the house it's like they don't know what their serving and they always chatting which is not... More

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