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“Good food, fun atmosphere”

Monsoon Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $23
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Monsoon bar and restaurant will quite possibly be your favourite bar in NZ, with roaring fires & regular DJ's. We carry a large range of New Zealands finest beers and wines. The Monsoon restaurant will satisfy your hunger whatever your budget with all you can eat pizza nights, bar meals and a specially created ala carte menu specially designed by our head chef Ronald Lacanilao who has created a menu of mouth watering local delicacies to treat you after a hard day glacier exploring. Choose from over 40 different gin's, have a create your gonna experience Monsoon: it rains... we pour...
Reviewed November 27, 2015

The food was very good for dinner the one night we stayed in Franz Josef. The staff was helpful, pleasant and professional. Atmosphere was most pleasant. While the restaurant was full, largely young folks, the service was quick and proficient. Nice place!

Date of visit: November 2015
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Thank Diane R
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Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Myself and a friend recently visited and were greeted by a French girl who smiled and was very friendly and helpful! We were told we could order of the backpacker menu at the bar! When we approached the bar we weren't acknowledged as two members of staff continued with their conversation. When the guy with the beard finally asked us what we would like he had no patience and rushed us when we were deciding on drinks! When we asked questions about happy hour, instead of talking us through it he just pointed to a sign behind him. He made rude comments to other customers as we stood at the bar and over all made customers feel they were annoying him. From two people that currently work in hospitality and have done for years, I found the bar staff very rude and unwelcoming! When the food arrived it was great and generous portions but unfortunately the service of the bar staff ruined our experience!

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed November 23, 2015

Great atmosphere. Fantastic happy hour specials. Reasonable value for money. Food not spectacular but averagely good.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank BigRedDogWgtn
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Reviewed November 23, 2015

Basic OK food from a conventional NZ menu. Used breakfast vouchers from Rainforest Retreat for breakfast. We were offered basic breakfast on first morning but after our complaint to Hotel they fixed it for our second morning. There is a noisy outdoor area full of younger people having a ball but if you want a quiet dinner this is not the place.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank 897IanW
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Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

I came to this restaurant with my family. We were told that the kitchen was closed and we couldn't order off of the main dinner menu. That was totally understandable aside from the fact that all of the staff that we dealt with were completely rude about it. Thankfully, a man working behind the bar came up to us and told us that we could still order off of the dinner menu. The food was delicious and we were very thankful that he allowed us to order. Unfortunately, the waitress that brought out the food didn't even look at us when she set it on the table. The service completely ruined the night. In fact, that is the worst service I have ever received. I have worked in the restaurant and hotel industry for over 7 years and this was just atrocious! A note to the owner/manager-invest in servers who treat the customers with courtesy. We're paying money that goes into your pay check.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank kerrykulp44
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