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Monsoon Bar & Restaurant

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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%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (84 reviews)
“lamb shank” (28 reviews)
“fries” (11 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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1 - 10 of 427 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We found this little gem on our first of two nights in Franz. Huge delicious meals. Must have - entree prawn pot with cheese bread AMAZING!! Food was so good we decided we aren’t risking going anywhere else when we know food is great here....More

1  Thank katieimogen
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 pdcaw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food great service great atmosphere WARNING (portions massive) great value three roaring fireplaces waitresses very attentive and fast ,not much more to add except stay here as well these owners have got it so right ,my wife and I have worked in some top...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We used to live in Franz Josef with my partner so we used to go here very often. The pizza and the fish bited were our favourites.

Thank Daani17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hate to repeat restaurants on vacations but i loved the ambience so much that I dined here thrice in 3 days. Being vegetarians, its difficult to find options and this place had plenty to choose from- tortillas, nachos, pizza, pasta, burger, fries and lots...More

1  Thank Karishma A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant with a tasty and diverse menu - and a lively bar. This is a must-visit in Franz Joseph - and also popular with locals, a great place to connect with other people!

1  Thank Fdp4fun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great takeaway pizza, restaurant on site of our accommodation so nice to be able to relax "at home" so to speak with a lovely pizza

Thank innsa2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a recommendation to try the pizza here so stopped by for an early dinner. Unfortunately found out later the person recommending it hadn’t been there for over 6 months. Don’t know what happened in the meantime but describing the pizza as gourmet was...More

Thank 2_lux_
oscar767, General Manager at Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 2_lux_ Cheers for the feedback. Sorry the pizza didn't do it for you. We do, as you will see below, get a lot of very good feedback on our pizzas so it was a surprise to read yours. We are going to have a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in to escape the pouring rain and Monsoon was busy. Cheap drinks for happy hour made everything better, plus our food arrived quickly. Pizza was fresh and tasty, pork burger was delicious! The interior is a strange mix of Euro-alpine, wild-west and outback...More

Thank Adrian Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sorry guys But the title says it all. We stayed a the hotel for 2 nights, and as Monsoon’s is on the hotel grounds we tried it both nights we stayed, and was unfortunately sadly disappointed. The first night I had the steak and my...More

1  Thank Steven R
oscar767, General Manager at Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Steven Many thanks for your feedback. We pride ourselves on offering great customer service and good quality honest pub food. I am sorry that it wasnt to your satisfaction. However I would like to assure you that isn't what you suggest in no way...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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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