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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
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 yesterday

We ended up getting take away as it can be hard to eat out with a 2 year old. Was really great food and though probably a little expensive its on par with anything in a small town when you are after a good meal.

Thank Boater81
Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldnt fault anything at Alice May, but whatever you order make sure it includes the Seafood Chowder. Simply the best, to the point where I dont think we would ever taste one from another restaurant again!

Thank EdwardandEdna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we had a great time there. arrived quite early so got a happy hour discount which was very welcome. great mountain views. food was remarkable and service too. reading alice may's story was also very interesting. highly recommended

Thank TaisFelipe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable dining experience. Went for dinner all three nights we were in town. Good vegetarian options - I liked both the salad and burger. Desserts are beautifully presented.

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ask to be seated next to the log fire place - its cosy and warm. The food was very good and the stuff very friendly.

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was generally good but the mains not very hot when served and I blame that on the service. I had the pork belly. It was tender but far from the best I had during our two weeks in New Zealand. The sides were...More

Thank dskid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In my most recent trip to Franz Josef I made sure to plan for a dinner at my favourite restaurant on the coast, Alice May! As usual, the staff was friendly, the atmosphere was perfect for a dinner with friends, and the food never disappoints....More

Thank Melissa O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a party of 4 for dinner and had a nice night, We thoroughly enjoyed the Seafood Chowder and Vegan Curry so much so that one of our party ordered another Vegan Curry at another restaurant today and it really didn't live up to...More

Thank Robert Charles I
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and cosy atmosphere. Food was so and so - like Western food from university residential colleges . ( had lamb shank with veges) I found the plating and quality of food better at the lower ranked Blue Ice Cafe

Thank MelbSur
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Little restaurant named for the story of Alice May. Service was very friendly and relatively efficient. Catered to kids in the usual way (fish, nuggets and chips). Steak and venison was unavailable. Had the slow cooked lamb shanks which were tender and tasty. Wife had...More

1  Thank vladok212
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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$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 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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