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The Plump Pigeon - CLOSED

Main Road | State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-752 0721
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good32%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible21%
9 Apr 2013
“Coffee and muffin”
23 Mar 2013
“Random choice that worked out great”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
Main Road | State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

We ranked the coffee as one of our least favourite in NZ (where the coffee is pretty exceptional), but the muffin was amazing.

Date of visit: March 2013
Thank sstoney52
Reviewed 24 March 2013

We wandered out into town reading display menus and picked this place. The service wasn't flashy but it was good; polite, welcoming and helpful. We had two different lamb dishes and both were very good. The prices were commensurate with the meal in New Zealand...More

Date of visit: February 2013
Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Totally overpriced, ordered lamb shank received venison which was tough, brought the additional vegies when meal nearly finished which were raw and very oily. The salmon order, what to say? "vegies" upon which smallish piece of salmon sat swam in oil and a very unapetising...More

Thank Roamingnash
Reviewed 21 February 2013

Stopped in for a quick feed after a trip up the glacier, good food, good service. Definitely give it a go if in Franz Josef.

Date of visit: February 2013
1  Thank Aus_Trav_88
Reviewed 19 February 2013

I had a burger, very good. My wife had the Thai salad, nothing to Thai about that though. Flexible when it comes to kids food (so many places have only fried stuff), but they made us fresh veggies. Cakes are not very good though.

Date of visit: February 2013
1  Thank travelwithkid99
Reviewed 9 February 2013

This looked good from the outside and we decided to try it but regretted our decision. The waiter was OK but slightly surly. It seemed that everything we wanted on the menu was off that night, and amazingly even the on tap beer was not...More

Date of visit: February 2013
Thank DavidH118WH
Reviewed 8 February 2013

The restaurant recommended to us on the corner looked too crowded so came down to the Plump Pigeon. Very welcoming, lovely fire going and different spaces for playing pool, watching sport on tv, eating outside or a quiet area inside by the fire. I had...More

Date of visit: February 2013
1  Thank gina l
Reviewed 23 January 2013

The food was lovely. It is nice sitting near the cozy fire. However the waiters weren't welcoming at all. We had just driven for 5 hours, most of which through torrential rain to get to Franz Josef so even just a slight smile would have...More

Date of visit: January 2013
Thank Blessings-to-you
Reviewed 18 January 2013

We enjoyed the warm soup and the good food. The service was excellent but a bit slow. The place has a relaxed and warm atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2013
1  Thank Shirakl
Reviewed 17 January 2013

We only went there for desert after having dinner somewhere else, however the pavlova was very nice and the staff we very attentive. They also offered free wifi for customers which came in handy, and the place was well presented inside with a big old...More

1  Thank Adam L
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cafe, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0721
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At The Plump Pigeon, our mission is to serve freshly prepared, quality food in a relaxed, cosy atmosphere with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our menu is prepared and served using the freshest possible ingredients and is cooked to order by our Chefs. We also have a good range of Gluten free and Vegetarian options, along with home baking, great coffee and friendly service. Our selection of platters are a great way to end a hard day of Glacier walking, accompanied by a lovely glass of wine or a Monteiths beer on tap. Our Menu is available all day from 11am -late. We also now provide a fantastic range of Takeaways made fresh on site for you convinence!
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