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Blue Ice Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0707
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Gloucester, UK
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ordered a pizza from here. It took a bit longer than expected, but was nice. Took it away so didn't use the restaurant, although it was very clean and the staff were friendly.

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Thank mokay
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a cosy gem with comfy seats :) Began with appetisers (mussels; salmon bruschetta) which were delicious. However, they took a little long to clear our emptied appetiser plates (about 15 minutes) - they may have been understaffed on a Sunday night. After clearing the plates, they took another 15 minutes to bring the mains. Mains were nevertheless delicious... More 

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Thank Haley C
Wyoming
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had pizza and it was unusual as it had salmon on it but it was great. The service was good and the wine selection was nice.

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Thank BJsnorkeling
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited Blue Ice whilst in Franz Josef, who offered a pick up / drop off service to our lodge Much to our amazement was the transport was a stretch Hummer - wow!!! Food was very good, plentiful and well priced. The double lamb shank was a winner for me Service was excellent and the only reason this isn't 5 stars... More 

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Thank Richard M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the better restaurants in Franz Josef. The atmosphere is open and airy - quiet enough for conversation. The dinner was good but not great.

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Thank Riffi_O
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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343 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a popular eating place and it's easy to see why. The staff are friendly and efficient. Portions are generous, ambience good

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Thank HKinsey
Jackson, Wyoming
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a dinner here on a very wet night. Luckily, they sent a Stretch Hummer to pick us up from our lodging. The rack of Lamb was delicious as was a chicken dish. The homemade desserts were to die for. A fun spot and close to our lodging. The owners daughter waited on us so our service was great..

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Thank lovewildflowers
Oviedo, Florida
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of NZ restaurants will transport since the DUI rules are so strict. Probably insures increased wine intake, but the stretch Humvee at Blu Icewas over the top.

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Thank Jesse M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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134 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our lunch here on a wet day. Good variety to choose from and good sized portions. Only negative was the waiter. He seemed more interested in his MOB than in providing service. Could do with some training.

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Thank OkuraLass
Hokitika, New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a morning tea here on a wet day. The group had a mix of coffee, tea & smoothies with various sweets. everyone enjoyed what they had and some raved over their food. Great place with the most comfortable chairs I have ever encountered in a cafe.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, 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

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