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Blue Ice Cafe

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Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
(03) 752 0707
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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119 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were the only two people here and the service was pretty poor. Food was mediocre. No ambiance and didn't appreciate the rap music that blared out during our entire time there. Started with a pleasant waitress then she disappeared and an Assian woman wearing a puffer jacket took over . Were disappointed as had read some reasonable reviews on... More 

Thank Louieathens
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife had dinner here for our 1st anniversary on out trip to NZ and we're very impressed. It was easily the best food in the beautiful little town of Franz Josef. The menu is mainly classic European with a slight twists like the use of some some Thai and local New Zealand ingredients.

Thank Nick E
Aberdeen, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

great food great service. up there with the best dinner ive had on my nz holiday. great entrees and awesome mains

1 Thank Leigh M
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37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place in right on the main artery road so it is very easy to find. It is quite close to the YHA where we are staying so we simply walk there despite it is raining and windy, and thunder/lightning on our return trip to the YHA. Service is good and food is good as well. However, costs of food... More 

Thank Alex W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Recommended by our b&b and w were not disappointed. The portions are very generous, the service excellent and the atmosphere comfortable. A great evening.

Thank frankip604
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Can I start with sweet mother and baby jesus? We had the veal and duck, couldn't stop saying omg through our meals, the meat was soft and juicy, combination of ingredients was delicious! We had to finish with the cheesecake and choco mudcake, they were amazing as well. Big thanks to guys who worked that night, made our last night... More 

Thank Lucija M
Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is a lovely bright casual restaurant that serves something a little different. The fusion dishes worked well and were delicious. There is a bar on the second level, away from the dining area on the first level. What a great idea keeping the two areas separate!

Thank Spooky T
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53 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The food here is a fusion of European and Filipino, so that resulted in an interesting menu that sets this place apart from the usual English/Kiwi fare.The ambience is bright, and the food of pretty high quality.

Thank Spookybaby
Belmont, California
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114 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel for breakfast. It was a good choice. I have a very restricted diet and they were able to cater to my needs. Good food, good service. It was a good way to start the day before a long drive to Christchurch.

Thank Kellie M
Oxnard, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

i arrived to my holiday park lodge in franz josef a bit late and hungry after a long drive from hanmer springs. i ask the front desk a good place nearby to have dinner. i also ask if there was any way to get there via shuttle because i planned on having a few alcoholic beverage and not wanting to... More 

Thank e_fiesta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
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: (03) 752 0707

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?