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“Good meal, slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Alice May

Alice May
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Franz Josef
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: European, New Zealand, International, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: As warm and welcoming, as a traditional English Carriage House. The white walls and exposed rafters are adorned with riding tack, farm tools and other historic artifacts. While the wooden floors, wagon wheel bar stools and open fireplace add to the warmth.
Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good meal, slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Food is really great. We ordered pork roast and beef stew. Both are yummy and hearty. It's the most decent meal we've had since Greymouth and Fox Glacier.

However, the service is really slow. Even asking for water has taken a lot of time.

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English first
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great pub!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Alice May is a quaint little pub with fantastic atmosphere. Its old school as opposed to The Landing down the road which is a lot more modern. The Wi-Fi is a bit slow but the beer is cold and the service is warm and friendly.

Visited July 2014
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2 reviews
“Worst experience internationally!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at Alice mays after a 4.5hr drive and booking in to resort next door.
Ordered a bottle of wine and sat in the lounge area to relax pre dinner which was very cosy and comfortable.
No offer of menu from staff or of any water so we were pretty underwhelmed and decided to go elsewhere for some food, we walked to another establishment for our dinner.
After dining we went back to Annie mays for more food and drink,
When we arrived I ordered a mains and a side with a bottle of wine .
We sat once again in the lounge and we're joined by a woman who was travelling from USA .
No wine or food arrived ... 45 min then waiter came and offered water and asked us to keep our conversation down!
It was not subtle in a full restaurant and I was not only offended but also most embarassed , we promptly cancelled our food order and apologised to other patrons before leaving.
Worst experience ever !!!!!
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Nelson, New Zealand
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Tasty Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is the 2nd time I have been to this restaurant and have thoroughly enjoyed both visits. It's warm and cosy with excellent service. I had Arancini Balls for entree, which were lovely - and the Beef Cheeks for main course, they were moist and extremely tender with a lovely tasty sauce.My son opted for the 3 course special, great value soup, roast and sticky date pudding all for $30.00. All cooked nicely and tasted great. Especially the sticky date pudding which I had to help him with!!! :) I highly recommend this restaurant for good value tasty food cooked well!!

Visited June 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

The food was delicious, presentation was of a high standard. Reasonable price and good size meals. We enjoyed the ambience and would eat here next time we visit Franz Josef.

Visited May 2014
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