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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 good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (93 reviews)
“lamb shank” (29 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 2 days ago via mobile

We went to a restaurant and changed our mind and walked out. We really wanted to eat pizza. This pizza is amazing! We chose the BBQ chicken and the meatlovers pizzas. Both were exquisite with a wonderful thin crust. Delicious! Kailie took great care of...More

Thank Mishka01
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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 6 days ago

Was close to the hotels and CBD, neat looking log cabin feel so thought we would give it a go. The staff seemed to encourage the 'sort yourself' service by not sitting in the restaurant, but coped with service. New server that didn't know any...More

Thank Corey R
oscar767, General Manager at Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Corey Thank you for your feedback, it is valuable and will be used to keep improving. We have a few new staff in training at the moment and with our wide selections of quality drinks there is alot for them to learn but they...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place with a fireplace for when the weather is cold or raining. Had dinner and the food was good and decent value. Wait staff were not very attentive so be prepared to have to go and find them or go to the bar to...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monsoon Bar & Restaurant is part of the Rainbow Retreat just on Cron Street in the Franz Josef village. Opening hours are 4.30pm until late each day. We stopped by for an afternoon round of drinks during our recent stay at Rainbow Retreat. Drink list...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here as part of a tour group. Food was good and drink was cheap. We were promised a killer pool tournament with prizes and all of our group waiting in the bar past the starting time and nothing ever happened with no explanation....More

Thank toptiptraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner after a day out hiking. It had 2 roaring fires which were beautiful, as it was a very cold rainy day. They have a fairly big menu, and we opted for the fish bites to share. They were delicious. We...More

Thank KLPD1404
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cosy atmosphere, log cabin feel with warm fire. Big portions with good kids meals! Will definitely return

Thank Sara T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there twice this week. Its great plaxe with very nice food and good service. Pizza is great. Also bureger was quite good. We had also salad and steak. Pricing are average and dishes are quiet big so its great in total. There...More

Thank Lior B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here twice while staying at the adjoining accommodation and can thoroughly recommend it. Great steak for under $NZ40 is hard to find and the lamb shanks were to die for. Great happy hour specials and terrific staff. Recommended.

Thank ozvpm_andy
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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, 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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