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Monsoon Bar & Restaurant

46 Cron St. | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0101
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (84 reviews)
“lamb shank” (28 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, International, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
46 Cron St. | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Fun and funky
"What a great bar. Busy and fantastic vibe. Staff funny and so helpful"
Terri S
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2. Don't eat anywhere else!
"food is delicious, the staff are amazing, the drinks are delicious"
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3. So good we went twice
"Food was amazing and really filling"
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41 - 50 of 427 reviews

Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Discovered this bar which is just off the main street in franz Josef. Found food to be more than adequate in portion size and quality. Also good drink options new zealand beer and cider. Enjoyed the first visit so much we visited again on our...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Ate here when we arrived to stay at the Rainforest Retreat, food was good enough. Plenty of drinks options and cheap options available if on a budget. Ate a special Christmas meal here, which was extremely busy and very overpriced in my opinion for what...More

Thank Sazquotch
Reviewed January 18, 2018

The food is delicious, the staff are amazing, the drinks are delicious and there is such a fabulous atmosphere. Beautifully set up place.

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

This was one of the more economical places to eat (and drink) on our NZ trip. 2 for one pizzas and cheap cocktails made this place an easy choice. Family friendly and great atmosphere.

Thank Jo F
Reviewed January 12, 2018

A great little slogan, an extraordinary location... when we arrived, there had to be 100 of the prettiest, most robust climbers and guides all celebrating life. Magical experience for us.

Thank BeCaMBEr
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

We had drove for 6-7 hours all day. And once we checked in we immediately went to eat dinner. Everyone in the family enjoyed their meal. Service was good. Place was packed with back packers! Place was hoping.

Thank ExpatFamily5
Reviewed January 6, 2018

This is the spot that your guide is hanging out at the end of they day and you can buy them a beer and chat. Other than that, the food is passable and the happy hour beer and wine choices are cheap because they're not...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed January 5, 2018

We had some fantastic burgers and the beer was good too! The happy hour made it good value for drinks.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Lovely friendly and accommodating staff. We went new years eve and they allowed us to sit and eat before they go too busy. Food was amazing and really filling. We loved it so much we went for drinks there and returned for dinner the next...More

Thank barrettg41
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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the creamy dish that I ordered here. Very well made and presented. My family had vegetarian and the hippie burger was great

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Cron St. | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0101
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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. Monsoon: it rains... we pour...
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