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Blue Ice Cafe

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Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0707
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked to eat dinner at the Blue Ice Café and were offered a limo pick up, when a stretch limo arrived at our lodge we were amazed ! It was a great start to a wonderful evening. The food, we both had venison, was delicious, and the desserts were amazing. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere and the limo home... More 

Thank Tessa S
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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631 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Picked up by their stretched Hummer and arrived at restaurant. Alas, given a table with our door chairs so not comfortable. Waitress took our order and then another waitress delivered our bottle of wine and asked if we'd like her to pour it and she did! No tasting of the bottle, strange! Then almost smashed it on the table. Table... More 

Thank Moosie57
Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You may look at the outside of Blue Ice and not believe they can make a great steak, but this little place has done a great job at trying to meet the cuisine wants and needs of a wide variety of guests. They serve standard bar food (salads, sandwiches, pizza, etc.) and also serve green lipped mussels, local catch of... More 

Thank mudrunner2016
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181 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WE ate here on a warm evening, after reserving a table. Initially our table was in full sun so we moved and there was no fuss. Our fish of the day (John Dory) and beer battered fish and chips were delicious, with sensible portion sizes. A couple of glasses of house wine to wash them down were also good. Service... More 

Thank accidentaltourist_8
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175 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bread and dips were large enough to share,with good toasted bread and 3 different dips all of them tasty. The baked salmon with the risotto was praised by the eater and the lamb shanks were well cooked and the meat fell of the bone. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank emptyhead
East Lansing, Michigan
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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch because they had the best selection of salads in this small town. Great service and good prices.

Thank Easy2BeGreen
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

working in erea sdo went and sampled the food and service Were pleasantly surprised to find a cafe in a major tourist spot that still catered for the average bod, Prices were very good compared to the other places in town and the service was exellent

Thank 797sausageking
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say that I would recommend this place to anyone. I had the lamb which was a bit pricy(36nzd) and the portion was really small but tasted good.. My girlfriend had a pizza which was not made at the restaurant. Think of a microwavepizza bought at a supermarket... I complained but didnt get any response what so ever. No refill... More 

Thank Henrik S
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was fine service. but the food was so-so. The spinach and salmon fettuccine had a very heavy cream sauce. Pizza was better, but not great.

1 Thank mcl1709
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent and the portion sizes were enormous - my daughter could not quite finish one of her lamb shanks and she was given two! They packaged the rest up for us to take away.

Thank Jeanette M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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?