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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. Choose from over 40 different gin's, have a create your gonna experience Monsoon: it rains... we pour...
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, International, Pub, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed today via mobile

This restaurant is within the boundaries of RainForest setup- so seems convenient at first thought - but every restaurant is within a few minutes walk so look around - this place is Just so ordinary. Nothing bad to say ( well very slow to get...food out after ordering see other reviews) but nothing good to say (nice staff) - just ordinary.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Subdued lighting, which is fine, but would have been easier to read menu with brighter localised lighting. Reasonably priced menu. Wife chose the Beer Battered Fish and Chips while I went for the Roast Pork. Both well prepared and I would rate the pork as...being amongst the best I have ever had - if not THE BEST. Attentive staff during the meal without being intrusive. Sadly the edge was taken off after we had finished those mains. One of the waitresses (we had already decided could be described as a tad "ditzy") asked if there was anything else and we said we were thinking about dessert. She asked if we'd like a menu and we confirmed that we did. She left. About ten minutes later she was walking past again, stopped to ask again if there was anything else we needed, then stopped mid-sentence and said something like "Oh! You guys are waiting for a menu!" We confirmed that and she left to get them, but after about another ten minutes a different waitress stopped to ask if we needed anything so we asked again and they came fairly quickly. We waited for just over another ten minutes then I went to the kiosk/counter to complain. That (third) waitress was full of apologies and took our order. We had just about given up and I was prepared to leave stating that I refused to pay when (strangely enough) about another ten minutes later the desserts arrived - again with apologies. We were then checked on a couple of times while eating them. When we did leave and went to pay we were again given apologies, but I genuinely felt that some token of discount would have been justified. There was obviously a birthday celebration in the adjoining room (we happened to have spoken to a sister of the 60 year old birthday girl earlier) which appeared to be placing the wait staff under strong time pressure. We would have hoped that management would have arranged extra staff to cover that, but if all available staff were on duty it would have been a good idea to warn diners of potential delays. Overall the meal was enjoyable quality, but experience considerably detracted from overall satisfaction.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the food and drinks weren't too bad it was utterly disorganized with an hour wait for food. The staff apologized for this and did their best. The most disappointing bit was one couple and a group of young women all smoked and vaped on...the restaurant balcony despite it being no smoking. Noone stopped them or intervened. Shame as it is a nice spot!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a bit cooler so the fire was blazing unfortunately the restaurant and bar was a bit Smokey but the good food made up for that. We had the pork roast and it was one of the better meals we have had this trip.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice meal at reasonable price ,staying at tree tops so drink included with meal , staff efficient & friendly

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool atmosphere and ambience. Great food at a reasonable price. Staff and service were brilliant - super friendly. and the most impressive part was the fairness of the prices for alcohol. we loved the place and stayed way too long. chatting to locals and staff...alike. Monsoon was was a highlight of our tourMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and wonderful service in a relaxed environment. A varied menu for both fussy eaters and the more civilised.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. Just can’t rate this high enough. Don’t know whether to mention the superb service and people or the superb food or the superb warm and excellent fit out first. The girl and two lads serving were super professional warm and had an effortless enthusiasm...for their work, the establishment and their guests. Just full marks and an even bigger thank you. We will be back tonight.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant on Good Friday. We didn’t book a table but the waitress went out of her way to try and fit us in. Ended up sitting in the courtyard by the big fireplace. I thought they did so well on a extremely...busy night. Was well impressed with the food. Loved my pork roast meal.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went twice, the food was so slow to come out but they were very busy and clearly under staffed and they did warn us when we booked. The food was yummy, the gin menu was amazing, the staff were lovely and they really looked...after us even though they were probably 10times busier than other nights recently. Recommended but be prepared to wait and enjoy the gin list while you doMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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  • Yes, Monsoon Bar & Restaurant offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Monsoon Bar & Restaurant offers delivery services.

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