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Franz Josef

Monsoon Bar & Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 - 2019 Winner

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Monsoon bar and restaurant will quite possibly be your favourite bar in NZ, with roaring fires & regular DJ's. We carry a large range of New Zealands finest beers and wines. The Monsoon restaurant will satisfy your hunger whatever your budget with all you can eat pizza nights, bar meals and a specially created ala carte menu specially designed by our head chef Ronald Lacanilao who has created a menu of mouth watering local delicacies to treat you after a hard day glacier exploring. Choose from over 40 different gin's, have a create your gonna experience Monsoon: it rains... we pour...
$10 - $21
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Bar, Pizza, International, Pub, New Zealand
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Monsoon restaurant at the Rainforest Retreat having read all the amazing reviews and even booked a table preemptively for the evening after as the restaurant was packed. Pizzas were $28.50 each, so we had high expectations. However unfortunately the pizza bases were...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 64Akiwi
Reviewed 1 week ago

From Ohio, we are on a trip of a lifetime. After a fantastic train ride from Christ church we made it to Francis Joseph. We were then met by Romina who was so welcoming we knew our stay would be fantastic. To our surprise Romina...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing experience here! Everyone is so friendly! Special thanks to Romina (who checked us in, took us to our rooms and helped serve our meal), Alicia, Bronwyn and Pesch for amazing service. Food was delicious!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank DianeC3105
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Top quality bar and restaurant, great atmosphere + they showed the entirety of the rugby world cup, so you know they're good. Came in a couple of weeks ago after work, famished like anything, and asked the waitress what she'd order in my position. Jasmin...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank MachineDDW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chose Monsoon for our evening meal specifically for their great happy hour drinks offer which is actually from 7pm to 9pm. We were quickly seated and our orders were taken. I'm not a huge eater so asked if I could have two side orders as...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank weegies1968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started off with the beer then ate here both nights of our stay. Lovely food washed down with very good ales

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank SheilaBillie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived into the bar/restaurant at 5pm and told we couldn’t sit at a table as it was reserved, the whole bar was empty at this time. Waitress then later returned to tell us that we would have to order food or move as she had...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank ShellyToo
Antonia11691, Manager at Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

hi shelly We tend to reserve tables for people who had booked earlier in the day, sometimes particular tables are booked hence the reserved sign on that particular table. Sorry to hear you found the food was average- as we are one of the busiest...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has amazing vibes... Very welcoming and enthusiastic staff.. Amazing lip smacking pizzas and desserts... Drinks flow smoothly from the bar and pool tables add a lot of fun in this quiet town!!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank bhushankshah
Antonia11691, Manager at Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you!

Reviewed October 25, 2019 via mobile

Staff was friendly. The place seems popular as was pretty full. My husband was seated with a view of the kitchen door and stated that everything that came out looked amazing. We shared a pizza and each had a salad.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Darcynorwood123
Antonia11691, Manager at Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you for your lovely review!

Reviewed October 17, 2019

Great and efficient bar service by staff, particularly Ves!! Thanks for a great couple of evenings! 😁

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank BethLH10
Antonia11691, Manager at Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for that! ill let ves know

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