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Canavan's Restaurant

36 Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0729
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good44%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
4 days ago
“Great service great food thanks Sumit for looking after us.”
2 weeks ago
“Great meal”
Open Now
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
International, European, New Zealand
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
36 Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was such a wonderful place to eat my partner and I had a table close to the window and we ordered shoestring fries and gnocchi which where both amazing then to the mains we had the vegetable lasagna and salmon fillet both where incredible but...More

Thank kimmiebright5
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at Canavan's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Kimmie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Sumit is a gem of our team and I am pleased to know that he has delivered a memorable experience to you during your visit. We just launched this menu...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was really nice and the service was excellent. The young waiter was extremely attentive and friendly, always with a big smile on his face. There's not a lot of options in Franz Josef as the town is small but this was a really...More

Thank Robbie S
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at Canavan's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Robbie, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you chose to dine with us during your stay and we have impressed you by our food and service. I wish you all the best for...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We had a pleasant evening and had delicious meals. I was travelling with friends and decided to dine in this restaurant. We very pleasantly welcomed by sumit. He was very professional, friendly and had good knowledge of wines. This restaurant has good variety of meals...More

Thank MrReviewer007
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at Canavan's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Dear Mr Reviewer007, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us TripAdvisor. Sumit is a super star of the team and I am delighted to know that he has delivered a wonderful dining experience to you during your visit. Thank you again...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018

We stayed as part of a Grand Pacific Tour and had Dinner from a set menu and breakfast. Dinner was well presented and delicious, But Breakfast was the surprise, such a large range. By far the best Breakfast on tour. Well done!!More

Thank RabnDazz
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at Canavan's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Dear RabnDazz, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Your satisfaction is what have been trying to achieve and your kind words will encourage us to keep up the good work or to do even better. I would like...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

We ate here this evening. We had the Beer battered fish and the chicken. Everything was very good and the service was amazing.More

Thank PTCKB
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at Canavan's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Dear PTCKB, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Canavan's Restaurant. Your positive feedback will be a great encouragement for the team's on-going...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018

Staff excellent, helpful. Light and airy and lovely view of glacier. Food was tasty, well presented and quite generous. Choice was similar to many when looked at. Sweet though was a disappointment, Lemon merengue, soft soggy thick pastry, lemon no flavour, and thick and sweet,...More

Thank Timothy B
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at Canavan's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear Timothy, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you have enjoyed our service at the Canavan's Restaurant and Majority of your meal. Regarding the dessert I have passed on your comment to our kitchen...More

Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The restaurant looks quite fancy from the outside, so didn’t try it out on the first day when we stayed in the hotel, on the second day we went in there with a ‘just try it out’ in mind, it’s surprisingly very tasty, and not...More

Thank Xintong L
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at Canavan's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Dear Xintong, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am glad you have enjoyed your experience with us in the Canavan's Restaurant. You are a real traveller with great adventurous spirit. Hope you have found more great places...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

For such a small tourist town, we did not have high expectations. Came for dinner with part of a group and was pleasantly surprised with the tasty salmon and eggplant entree options. House wine was also fine. Everything was artfully presented. Highpoint: Portobello mushroom appetizer...More

Thank maryc5249
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at Canavan's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Dear Mary, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you have enjoyed your time with us at the Canavan's Restaurant. Your positive feedback is the best reward for the great work the team has done....More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Found this restaurant located in the Scenic Hotel on the main road. A comfortable, cosy restaurant serving a good quality contemporary offering. Open for breakfast and dinner but you must make a reservation. Nice friendly wait staff and the food was well prepared and enjoyable...More

Thank Jeembo11
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at Canavan's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Dear Jeembo, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with us in the Canavan's Restaurant. I cannot agree more that Canavan's Restaurant is a great place to be...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$43
Cuisine
International, European, New Zealand
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0729
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