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The Canopy Restaurant

3 Wallace Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0555
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“scallops” (5 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
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European, New Zealand
3 Wallace Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Our party was large, 10 in all, with one four year old. We we seated quickly, and when we grew from 9 to 10 at the last minute, they handled it with grace and aplomb. Drinks came quickly, and refills were a bit slower. The...More

Thank SouthofSTL
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A very unique approach to dinner with their on table buffet of dining specialties. They were done very well. No complains, but I would have preferred more options.

Thank bsum73
ExChefTeWaonui, Manager at The Canopy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Good day bsum73, Thank you for your feedback and personally meeting the kitchen team and I, your feedback on the day definitely showed your appreciation you had experienced with us at Te Waonui's Canopy Restaurant Kind Regards Executive Chef Andrew Hayward-Swain

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice meal here whilst staying at Franz Joseph. A little concerned looking at previous reviews but shouldn't have been worried. Food and service both good in a nice setting.

Thank Darren M
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Dinner was part of the (ridiculous) roomrate which included half board and breakfast. The place itself looks more like an up market canteen than a plush restaurant. There are way too many tables and guests and serving staff have the greatest difficulty moving between them....More

Thank Karel V
ExChefTeWaonui, Manager at The Canopy Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Hello Karel V, The fourteen chefs at Te Waonui, Canopy restaurant take pride in producing wonderful dishes for guests, from all over the world. We show case a lot New Zealand delicacies and with flavours together are perfection. Yes! the Beetroot cured Salmon Gravlax with...More

Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stayed in the hotel & ate in the dining room. It was a very interesting meal. We had our choice of 2 appetizers & the remainder of the meal was set course served on a huge platter set in the middle of the table....More

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great location, great food and good recommendations from friendly and helpful staff. We thoroughly enjoyed the mix of modern Kiwi and traditional Asian choices.

Thank mcarins
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had a 5 course degustation menu included as part of our hotel rate, you are given two time options 6pm or 8pm and advised dinner will take around two hours. Menu was very pretentious with lots of fancy words but left us wondering what...More

Thank The_hammonds_11
Reviewed 14 December 2016

From looking at the reviews before I went tonight , I was apprehensive but after just finishing a meal, I'm struggling to see the negatives from this. I wonder what people are moaning about ?! Lovely food and thought has gone into the meal in...More

Thank NMarie84
Reviewed 25 November 2016

The food here is top notch, I am not a big buffet fan however it would be failing to call it a smorgasbord rather it is a selection of fine quality foods put together, they also serve to order. Some of the things, Free range...More

2  Thank Punit M
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Te Waonui for 2 nights and ate here for both nights. The 1st night we had the degustation menu which was very interesting. Especially loved the baked halloumi, the lamb Wellington and our desserts (ginger creme bruleè and molten...More

1  Thank Peatan
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European, New Zealand
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Wallace Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0555
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