We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blue Ice Cafe

Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0707
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (87 reviews)
“venison” (43 reviews)
“pork adobo” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (734)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 675 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was recommended to go to this restaurant for dinner. Bang on great food, excellent service. We had the steak and it was fantastic

Thank Janice R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a a good middle of the road place to eat. They have a good choice of food, love the pizza 🍕 and other food is very nice. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thank Gary F
Reviewed May 5, 2018

This place does not stand out from the outside, but the menu gives you a hint of ambition, so we went in and had a fabulous venison dish and duck confit. One of the best meals of our NZ trip.

Thank Lucretius
Reviewed April 9, 2018

We had some very memorable meals in New Zealand and some that were just average. We found the Blue Ice Café not to our liking or standards. We were encouraged the locals to try food off the Asian menu. I had some sort of Asian...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We stopped at Blue Ice restaurant for a quick lunch. The staff was very friendly and the burger was good.

Thank Claudia F
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

The combinations and flavours were exceptional!!!! We ordered the Green Lip mussels, stuff chicken breast and the lamb rack. Every meal was so delicious. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed March 26, 2018

We asked the owners of our B&B for restaurant recommendations whilst we were staying in Franz Josef, and we were pleased that the Blue Ice was at the top of the list. We both decided to go for dishes off the Asian influenced menu, and...More

Thank TJMChippingCampden
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Recommended by our innkeeper, we loved this restaurant. Food, service and ambiance were all excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank MequonTravelers
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Ate there 2 nights. Super friendly staff. The owners are really nice as well. Service was good. Most of the dishes were excellent but the fish was only ok. I would recommend the lamb. Pizza looked good but didn’t try it.

Thank Kathi F
Reviewed March 20, 2018

Coming highly recommended by locals, we welcomed their AC and iced drinks. Menu had variety. Friendly airy decor. Had lamb, which I liked, my Wife pasta, which she described as inedible, leaving most of it. Service was confused and rude at times. A couple other...More

Thank MikelSky
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 hotels in Franz Josef
Alpine Glacier Motor Lodge
600 reviews
.07 miles away
The Terrace Motel
344 reviews
.18 miles away
Bella Vista Motel Franz Josef Glacier
368 reviews
.21 miles away
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel
766 reviews
.22 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Alice May
1,460 reviews
.17 miles away
Snake Bite Brewery
955 reviews
.12 miles away
Monsoon Bar & Restaurant
472 reviews
.28 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Glacier Helicopters
444 reviews
.13 miles away
Alpine Adventure Centre Tours
42 reviews
.08 miles away
Tatare Tunnels Walk
71 reviews
.17 miles away
West Coast Wildlife Centre
720 reviews
.15 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
November 13, 2016|
Response from DebbieB2010 | Reviewed this property |
You will have to ask Blue Ice Cafe directly that - I am only a reviewer, not the owner.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0707
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing