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Alice May

$$ - $$$, European,
30 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-752 0740
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, European, New Zealand, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed today

We had dinner here on a Friday evening, arriving at about 6pm and getting a table straight away, but it began to fill up shortly afterwards. It is easy to see why this place is so popular. The setting is cool - bar-bistro style and...More

Thank Bigjake33
Reviewed 4 days ago

The fish & chips I had for lunch was very good. There were actually two quite large pieces of fish which came with a great salad of fresh veges. The interior decor was very impressive and the view through the windows was spectacular. Service was...More

Thank Lenn831
Reviewed 6 days ago

An excellent pub/restaurant near the Scenic hotel. This place offers a limited but excellent menu of quality, home produced food. A group of us called in midweek, there were a number of specials as well as a standard menu. The bar/restaurant was clean and the...More

1  Thank 1Englishman
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alice May has a nice warm atmosphere with lots of history on the walls. It is central and the staff are knowledgeable about the area and had good suggestions about what we could do . The staff a friendly and served us quickly the...More

Thank AshtonB116
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were refused a table on a Monday night for dinner as we were a couple, not a group of four, despite there being at least 6 empty unreserved tables. Unfortunately we could not be seated at an empty table set for four "in case...More

3  Thank 2013kim2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in here just for a coffee at lunchtime. Unfortunately we were still too full after breakfast to have lunch but we did look at the menu and there was a great range of food I would have been happy to choose. I particularly...More

Thank Helene G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place for a meal on a gloomy day. The staff were super friendly, and great drinks. Food is not bad.

Thank Jessie Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food maybe the best meal I have ever had. Great beer, you must try their house lager. Excellent wine, we just ordered the recommendation with the meal. Great service not intrusive but the waitress smile will make your day. All in all just exactly...More

Thank K871NValexd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So nice and cozy. Great story about Alice May. Restaurant owned by her granddaughter. Pork roast . Bangers. Pavlova. All outstanding.

Thank williamsI1414JY
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly restaurant and great food. Fascinating history of Alice May who came from Napier and whose descendent runs this restaurant. History is written on the table mats and on various framed items around the place. Good atmosphere

Thank Alexandra A
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Questions & Answers
11 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jennie O |
Hi - yes we are open New Year's Eve and we take bookings for 6 or more people. If less than that just wander in - no need to book. Cheers Jennie
10 April 2016|
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Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry unable to answer your question was not there at that time of the year...I would give them a ring to ask and if the answer is yes book straight away...Good Luck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0740
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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.
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