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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (83 reviews)
“lamb shank” (28 reviews)
“salmon” (9 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Popular place for good beer and tasty food located just out of the main strip in Franz Josef and in front of the rainforest retreat. Drawing you in is the smell of the wood fire inside which keeps the whole place toasty warm so you...More

Thank mickreal
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were staying across the street during our visit to FJ and noticed this spot--particularly the music and fun vibe, so we decided to visit for pre-dinner drinks. It is a find--quite nicely arranged with an interior courtyard complete with a fireplace, that allows for...More

Thank rictraveler2014
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Every table in this place had dirty dishes left on the table. Only one staff to clear tables but it wasn't busy at all....only 3 tables with people at them. No decent coffee available - filter only. The food however was very nice.

Thank Sarah A
oscar767, General Manager at Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Sarah Thanks for visiting, i'm glad you enjoyed your breakfast. I believe you arrived just after a large group had left hence why the plates where still on the tables. Thanks Oscar

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super helpful, lovely food and a good selection and didn't even have to wait long for it 😃only bad thing was the garlic bread was lacking the garlic !!!! Over than that will defo head back there

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little pub with cheap drinks and a good atmosphere. Food was really good, best pizza I've had in New Zealand.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was viewing the Franz Josef Glacier and after the hike, I decided to eat here for lunch. The staff was friendly and good. The food was also good, I had pizza. While I was driving, I didn't order an alcoholic drink, the ones I...More

Thank jbscram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely one of my favourite spots in Franz Josef. The food is really well priced and they always seem to have a deal on for either pizza or burger, fries and a pint for $20. The burgers are really good and definitely worth trying. I...More

Thank foodguru010390
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roast pork was on the menu, so we decided to give it a try, along with a seafood chowder. Both were very good. Service was excellent with a very attentive and chatty waitress, who genuinely seemed interested in our trip.

Thank kevin c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate dinner here with son, daughter in law, and baby and toddler grandkids. They provided an excellent activity pack for the toddler. The food on offer was varied, my salmon and caper pizza was just lovely. Son had lamb shanks which he said were great,...More

1  Thank BronwynCarlisle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can get very busy and loud but this does add to the atmosphere Menu choices varied and almost too much in portion size on the sides we ordered Negative was cold plates which meant the food went cool quickly- maybe we ate too slow!

Thank morecambewilkies
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
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, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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, backpacker meal deals 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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