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US$10 - US$20
Bar, Pizza, International, Pub, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hosts were friendly, helpful and showed they truely wanted us to have the best experience they could provide. Food was lovely, environment was comfortable and cozie

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were late check ins to Rainforest Retreat after a very slow and wet drive from Haast. Monsoon was just closing up the kitchen but managed to fix us a couple of pizzas and chips to feed the kids. Gorgeous setting, kids loved the egg...swings, friendly staff, loved the fire after the rain and pizzas were approved by all. Will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

A wonderful atmosphere in the Bar and Restaurant. Our steak dinners were excellent with steak coojed to our liking and vegetables fresh and lightly steamed. We recommend Monsoon Restaurant at the Rainforest Retreat.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

Fantastic service!! The waiter on his first day did an awesome job and we were very impressed with the waitress who came out and gave us updates on our food time and checked on us. The food was great, all four of us really enjoyed...our meals (steak, GF pizzas and Burger). We also got the cauliflower as a starter and it was delicious!! We all had different G&Ts and they tasted great with a fantastic selection of gins as well as tonics to match. We arrived around 5:30 on a Thursday so it was quiet but rather than putting us by the window where it was colder in order to draw other people in, they sat us by the fireplace at the back which we were impressed by. By 6:30pm the place was starting to buzz. Good prices.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 26 March 2022 via mobile

We came here for a meal when we stayed in the attached holiday park. Husbands steak meal was very well cooked. I tried the cauliflower steak for something different. I hadn't tried this before and was expecting the cauliflower to be cooked abit more and...be softer but was still tasty. We were served by a very friendly and helpful young man.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 16 March 2022

Monsoon is great. Great vibe, amazing food and a massive range of gin/cocktails. Chance was the best, a classic kiwi bloke with a great sense of humour and makes an amazing cocktail. Food was delicious!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 28 February 2022

Great atmosphere embraced in a pine log interior layout which looks phenomenal. Great service, great food. Thanks, guys.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 28 February 2022 via mobile

The service and atmosphere were superb. Staff were attentive and really friendly. A free wine and beer helped. My wife had spiced cauliflower and I had sirloin with seasonal vegetables both were excellent.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel on site and arrived a bit later so we decided to just pop down and eat here. The girls working in the restaurant were great! Even in times in most places being understaffed you would never know here! Food...was good as well. We have fish and chips (which is huge). Would definitely recommend this place.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 24 February 2022

We had a lovely table next to the fire. I thoroughly recommend the seafood chowder but all the food was excellent. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. A very enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Yes, Monsoon Bar & Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Monsoon Bar & Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Monsoon Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5