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Franz Josef

Alice May


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2019 Winner

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Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the story of Alice May Parkinson along with some mouth-watering food and great ambience. Spectacular views of the Southern Alps can be appreciated from our courtyard. Alice May prides itself in serving traditional New Zealand homemade food. We welcome locals and visitors to call in for a delicious freshly cooked meal and beverages. We offer a range of beer and cider from a West Coast Brewery and a selection of NZ wines.
$7 - $21
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, European, New Zealand, International, Healthy
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel next door and it was pouring with rain so this was not just a handy choice to eat but also a good one. It was extremely busy for a Sunday night but they had plenty of tables so no problem....More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed our meal here and we especially liked reading the story of Alice May. The food was awesome and the service was excellent.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank baldheretic
Reviewed 5 days ago

I wonder why most restaurants in South alps have oriental influence more skewed towards Thai food, which happens to be my favorite and Alice May was just perfect.The Ambience ,location,food and service every thing is just superb,we ordered Thai green curry,prawn pasta and fish every...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank ajsjhala
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pub restaurant. Dedicated to the eponymous historically significant grandmother of the proprietor, the pub is adorned with relevant artefacts and heirlooms. Great ambience and tasteful decor. Good selection of craft beer and really good food. Staff friendly and really attentive. Big outdoor area with...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank MRS616
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is relaxed and the service fast. The food was good - Lamb Shank very nice Worth a visit

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank davem329
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered roast pork (kid’s meal), lamb shank and garlic bread among the 3 of us. The garlic bread was so fluffy and fragrant, just couldn’t get enough of it! The lamb shank was so tender that it melted in our mouths. The roast pork...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank angiefoong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was packed, didn't have to wait long, only wanted dessert but shared a starter too. Such good flavours and a stunning setting looking up to peaks with fresh snow. Have to note the generous size of the other meals that passed by our table,...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank mahuia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dishes were tasty and creative. We went the first night based on the reviews. We went back the second nights because we wanted to have the dishes again!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 08May
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the atmosphere of this restaurant. All the decor is tied to the central theme of the place (the arrest, trial, imprisonment, and eventual liberation of Alice May Parkinson) and was very interesting while being appealing at the same time. The food and wine...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Greg L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

don't be put off by the apparently high prices, the servings are large, i had trouble getting through 2 entrees and was glad I settled for that instead of ordering a main course! The story behind the name is also amazing..good food, good ambience..definitely worth...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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April 10, 2016|
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Response from jennieo350 |
Hi - yes we are open New Year's Eve and we take bookings for 6 or more people. If less than that just wander in - no need to book. Cheers Jennie
April 10, 2016|
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Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry unable to answer your question was not there at that time of the year...I would give them a ring to ask and if the answer is yes book straight away...Good Luck
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