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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had an excellent dinner. We ordered the green mussels, rack of lamb, and steak. The service was great and the complimentary limo ride a plus.

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Pahang
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although we have read lots of not so good review, we find the place served very good meal with good ambient. Just need to be patient on waiting time.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had eaten here years ago and we enjoyed it just as much this time. The tables are a bit close but it all adds to the friendly atmosphere. The food is very good with a modern twist and excellent ingredients.

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Thank patricia t
Christchurch, New Zealand
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here as a couple and i must say my husband was happy enough with his meal. I think i drew the short straw as mine was not good. I had an entree priced at $16 which was inedible. It was not cooked and tasted like a plate of glue. My main, venison $36.00 was slightly better however the... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at the end of the season so no waiting for tables. The smoked salmon bruschetta was beautifully prepared and tasted great too. Had the Italian pizza which was good too.

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Thank Hock8
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an unexpected treat in a small town. We just stumbled in here but had the nicest and best meal of our time in New Zealand. The food was amazing and the service was great!!

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Thank Duane K
Durham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here whilst visiting Franz Josef on Honeymoon and had a lovely meal! The food, in particular the meat, (I had beef Dave had venison) was cooked beautifully and the staff were very friendly! I would highly recommend it!

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Thank Emma A
Barcelona, Spain
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here three times during our four day stay! Food is delicious! They serve western cuisine like pizza, lamb (the lamb shank was soft and delicious!) and Filipino food. The chef is from Pampanga in the Philippines, an area which is known for very good food so the sisig and crispy pata did not disappoint!

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Thank leetb
Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Except for our waiter the staff were unprofessional and not very welcoming. However food was good and restaurant itself looked nice

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Thank gwennap32
Makati, Philippines
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm Filipino, when I learned that the restaurant was owned by a Pinoy I was so happy and ready to eat some food from back home. We ordered Sisig and Crispy Pata, some of our favorites back in the Philippines. Later that evening, we ordered a Margherita and Pepperoni pizza for dinner. The next day, we loved their food so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?