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“Good food, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Blue Ice Cafe

Blue Ice Cafe
Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: New Zealand, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Stoke-on-Trent
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

We ate here one evening and the service was very good. They saw to us as soon as we sat down and we didn't have to wait long for our lovely meal. You get what you pay for.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fab pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

We came in and had the most delicious pizza's you could definately taste they were made from scratch!The chef looked like he enjoyed what he was doing. The kids loved their pizza's and finished every last bit. While we were eating many other diners arrived that night and part way through everyone in the restaurant stopped eating and looked around as there was a terrible noise which sounded like someone screaming, the waitress then quickly reached for her phone to stop the noise and seemed somewhat embarrased. Good tip would be to put your text alert on silent or have something that sounds a little nicer while diners are eating. Overall it was a lovely evening out and gave the kids something to laugh about.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank mojo265
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Uncomfortable”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

We arrived at the restaurant at 8:45 and asked if they were still serving food in the restaurant downstairs. The waiter said yes, the chef was coming out of the kitchen and the waiter checked that he was still serving. We chose and ordered but noticed that the chef was stood glaring at us from the kitchen. After ordering we heard someone in the kitchen say "All they want is some chicken and a piece of fish". This made us feel very uncomfortable and spoilt our evening. The waiter noticed and went down towards the kitchen and turned the music up.

The food when it came when good as was the wine but we left as soon as we could. Especially after seeing the chef take off his apron and throw it into the kitchen.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Ben H
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Newly done up inside and outside view top of the glacier best food in town.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

We were her in August this year and again very nice food and beverages.we sit outside and lovely view of the glacier top,very relaxing atmosphere.they have huge selection of food and drinks very affordable and taste great.the place has recently done up so very tidy and fresh look to it.well recommend.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank san051
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Food,Service,Ambience are all tops”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

We didn't know Blue Ice Restaurant does exist. We so happy we walked around town and see what everyone has to offer. We have had check 3 places but seems to be doing all the same food. The last one we checked was the blue ice menu very reasonable price for damn good feed.
Salmon served with risotto and fresh spinach was really succulent and duck was divine. If you have room for dessert the grand mariner mud cake was to die for - delish.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Tim L
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