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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (70 reviews)
“lamb shank” (24 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
Bar, Pizza, International, Pub, 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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Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Excellent bar on road side great atmosphere pizza is excellent it's a rainforest hotel resort bar evening time is best time to visit this bar

Thank 356vijayn
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

This cosy little spot offers great atmosphere, blazing fires, friendly staff, and tasty pub grub. Highly recommend!

Thank MPJ1986
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Reasonable priced, tasty, good sized meals. Friendly staff. Great place to eat. I asked for a cocktail which should have had vodka in it but watched them make it and they did not put it in there but still charged me for it. When I...More

Thank BrisStar
Management response:Responded November 15, 2016

Hi Brisstar, Thank you for the feedback and for visiting the Monsoon. Id like to assure you that you have no need to be disappointing with the vodka in your drink. it is certainly in there. As you mentioned every thing else was pretty awesome,...More

Reviewed October 26, 2016

Once we found someone available to be seated for a meal, it was good. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and an overall great venue. Staff seemed a little distracted, but it was fairly busy. A good range of choices on the menu and was...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed October 20, 2016

I traveled New Zealand with Kiwi Experience and they recommended us this place. The food was great and the staff is really nice. Good service, cold beer and a pool table! Totally recommend it

Thank Paulinha d
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We came here for an early dinner. The staff is friendly, pizza excellent and the beer and cider are great after a day at the glacier. The decor is nice and they have an outdoor atrium for eating. It doesn't matter where you are in...More

Thank dr_evil_dad
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Waited 50 minutes for a great Hippy Burger, but my husbands veggie soup turned into fish chowder, which he can't abide. To be fair he was offered a free meal, but after a 50 minute wait for mine, what's the odds I would have been...More

Thank Cat E
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

After a long day trekking the beautiful Franz Josef area my friends and I thought we would treat ourselves with an overpriced meal. The setup at Monsoon is fantastic, it gives a lovely ski-resort-type feel, with a beautiful fire to go with it. Unfortunately the...More

1  Thank j_winnie69
Management response:Responded October 30, 2016

Hi J winnie69 thank you for visiting us. I am very sorry that we didn't get it right for you. I have discussed your review with the staff to ensure no more experiences like yours arise. I would be happy to hear from you if...More

Reviewed October 8, 2016

As we were staying at the Rainforest Retreat, this restaurant is on site so made it very easy to choose. We had a lovely meal, my partner had the lamb shanks (yes there were two of them) and I had the pasta, both very nice...More

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Ate at Monsoon while staying overnight at Rainforest Resort. Couldn't find much wrong with it. The place was quite busy, both with diners and drinkers in for their 'happy hour'. Service was very slow to start but the friendly waitress made up for that by...More

Thank ImFromMelbourne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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, backpacker meal deals 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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