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Matheson Cafe Restaurant

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Lake Matheson Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0878
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Sydney
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2010

We trundled in after reading a recommendation in one of the millions of brochure/guid books. WOW!!! We got a bit exited when we saw the menu and wanted to order everything and we nearly did. ALL of it was awesome - we would have gone back the next day and everyday after if we had been staying. It was completely... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2010

We visited the Matheson Cafe twice during our stay at Fox Glacier. It was friendly and roomy for our two kids and the food was top notch without being too expensive. Next door is a pretty good little Kiwi craft shop and the little walk to the lake is very pretty. It seems to be a popular place for camper... More 

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Wintergreen, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2009

We had dinner at the Matheson Cafe while staying in Fox Glacier. The meal was excellent, the facility was modern and comfortable and the views were spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2009

After walking at the lake matheson, we dropped by to have a light breakfast, having mocsacino and sharing a mushroom and thyme omelette dish. IT WAS DELICIOUS! must try!

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Sheffield, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2009

We were here on a day when the mist came down and lifted and every time it lifted the snow had come further down the mountains! The situation of the cafe gives wonderful views back to Fox and the mountains. It was quite cold in the cafe whilst we had our meal, and because the windows took full advantage of... More 

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Perth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2009

The veiw is amazing and the full length glass windows certainly take advantage of this. We walked around the lake and stopped in for a quick lunch before driving on. The place was quite large with outside as well as indoor tables, they also had a few couches you could sit on and eat. We had the chips and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2009

best pizza i have ever had and great view ...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Cuisine
Pizza, European, Delicatessen, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Matheson Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7859, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Fox Glacier
  • Phone Number: +64 3-751 0878
Description
Enjoy unsurpassed views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman whilst dining at our contemporary style café at the entrance to the Lake Matheson Walkway. Open 7 days from 8am for breakfast, brunch and lunch, and open for dinner in peak summer season. Comfortable indoor seating and expansive deck area. Adjacent to the cafe is the ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery offering a range of high quality Kiwiana products, clothing and souvenirs. Lake Matheson is one of New Zealand's most scenic icons. Situated on the West Coast of the South Island, in the heart of Glacier Country and Westland National Park, the Lake Matheson walk is a must do attraction for all visitors to Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Glacier. 'Picture Perfect' reflections of New Zealand's highest peaks Mt Cook & Mt Tasman can be captured in the dark waters of this ancient lake formed by the retreat of the Fox Glacier. A trip to Lake Matheson is simply not complete without a visit to Matheson Cafe and ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery.

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