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Blue Ice Cafe Restaurant

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Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0707
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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171 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had seen some good reviews of this restaurant on the main street of Franz Josef and desided to pop in for a casual dinner. It was early and the place wasn't busy. The restaurant features a nice menu that includes thin-crust pizza, seafood dishes and tasty appetizers. I enjoyed my brick-oven fired pizza and my partner enjoyed his poached... More 

Thank Greg B
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the meals we had here. Great decor, staff & food. Only problem we had was the 'fastness' of the service. We had only just finished our entree (best green mussels I have ever had!) and our mains had arrived. We like to savour our food and wine so felt we had 'finish' our dinner early & make our table... More 

Thank MarkandRoni
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the better Franz Josef restaurants but is nothing special. Service a bit slow and lacking.

Thank June R
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Evening started well when the Restaurant sent their stretched Hummer limo to collect us from our local hotel! The place has nice decor and a good atmosphere. Food was good but not outstanding- 2 grizzles though- we where seated right by the door which was freezing everytime someone opened it and the waiter got my order wrong so my wife... More 

Thank iansC5720SQ
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322 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast here. The food was very good but found it quite expensive though I believe that this is a reflection of the location which is generally expensive.

Thank filligirl
Northwich, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to book a table in the afternoon which was a good decision as it gets very busy and is only a small restaurant downstairs. The menu had a varied choice but service was slow but this could have been due to the fact that we only had a main course each which was certainly cooked fresh and too... More 

Thank john r
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Airbnb hosts at Kahere Retreat had suggested this restaurant along with Snake Bite. It was a great stop for a nice venison and rib eye. Everything from the accompaniments to the presentation, to the food was spot on, and worthy of a special night out. I would suggest reservations.

Thank Cisaacs1974
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is unquestionably the best restaurant in town. We ate there twice and very much enjoyed both our meals. The service and the food is very good.

Thank GoingForIt77
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner on a Friday night and it took 20 mins to get anyone's attention. 1 hour for entree .....

Thank Benjay74
Brussels, Belgium
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563 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don t exspect too much for the mecca of tourism in this area. The food is good but without any sensational taste, classic. The restaurant is not really quiet:a cafe just upstairs with loud music. Expensive for the result

Thank HDLBruxelles

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0707

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?