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Monsoon Bar & Restaurant

46 Cron St. | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0101
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (93 reviews)
“lamb shank” (28 reviews)
“salmon” (10 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, International, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
46 Cron St. | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Monsoon Bar & Restaurant
1. Fun and funky
"What a great bar. Busy and fantastic vibe. Staff funny and so helpful"
Terri S
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2. Don't eat anywhere else!
"food is delicious, the staff are amazing, the drinks are delicious"
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3. So good we went twice
"Food was amazing and really filling"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had a cocktail during happy hour $5. Superb service when they knew we are sharing. I love their Seafood chowder - generous with prawns, clam and .. Next we had Lamb Shank and Steak 250g (total spent $89) The portion are big and too...More

Thank lazypigcess
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Delighted with our choice from the menu, massaman curry, chowder and wedges. The food was delicious and hot. Be warned, the side of potato wedges was enormous and could easily been shared between 4 people! The time we eat coincided with 'happy hour' from 7...More

Thank pc-and-dc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we had was beyond expected especially the pizzas and the garlic bread! The staff was extemely friendly (especially Brad!) And took a great care of us. Definitely a must visit while in town.

Thank Yuval B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a such great night in this cozy restaurant. We joined them for Pizza fest. The staff was very friendly especially Brad. He took care of us every single minute. We felt very well in his attendace. The Pizza was so tasty. We can...More

Thank Kamila Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant. We went and there was a contiki group in the section next to us. Could see them but could not hear them. It was buzzing that night great ambiance about it. I had cider to drink (really enjoyed those) I had leek and...More

Thank Rod M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice cozy place to enjoy an evening drink & delicious food. The atmosphere is vibrant with all fireplaces & lighting

Thank Sudeesh74
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This is the best place for warmth, food and drinks in Franz Josef. It can easily be missed as it is off the main drag. We enjoyed 2 fantastic pizzas during their 2 for 1 pizza deal on Monday afternoons and many drinks. The outdoor...More

Thank HarryWill18
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This bar restaurant is attached to the Rainforest Retreat and is a busy but friendly venue for a meal. We had to wait awhile for our food to be served at peak time, but we hadn’t booked. It is worth booking in advance to avoid...More

Thank Jacki H
Reviewed 1 July 2018

I loved the food here, and the service was great! The "outdoor" seating area was so cozy with the wood fire. It's a great place to meet people on a Friday and Saturday night.

Thank CroatianWay
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Cosy little bar with a few fireplaces around; free to use pool tables and a well stocked bar. Happy hour 7pm-9pm nightly with $5 cocktails.

Thank Ben F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Cron St. | Franz Josef Glacier, 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 0101
  • E-mail
Monsoon bar and restaurant will quite possibly be your favourite bar in NZ, with roaring fires & regular DJ's. We carry a large range of New Zealands finest beers and wines. The Monsoon restaurant will satisfy your hunger whatever your budget with all you can eat pizza nights, bar meals and a specially created ala carte menu specially designed by our head chef Ronald Lacanilao who has created a menu of mouth watering local delicacies to treat you after a hard day glacier exploring. Monsoon: it rains... we pour...
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