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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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3 Wallace Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7886, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal at The Canopy. It was so nice to have choices on the 5 course degustation menu. Kelsea was serving us, she was fabulous. Would very much recommend

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Harriet H
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We were very impressed at the dinner here. We were staying at Te Waonui for two days and had the five course degustation menu included with our package. Having done the tourist thing for three weeks, we thought we knew what to expect from a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank NicoleReilly
Reviewed 13 April 2018

An absolute delight of an evening in the canopy forest gazebo, superb service and beautiful meal, every course was top class, the staff were attentive and discrete allowing for a beautifully romantic evening, nothing was to much, Thankyou to the staff involved tonight Mr and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mattroz
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Stayed two nights at the hotel and booked to eat in restaurant first night (same venue as for breakfast). The menu is a little confusing as it is presented as a five course degustion menu with no other choice. Some of our group wanted pizza...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Jodian
Reviewed 26 March 2018

A simply lovely spot to eat -- views of the rainforest, with screened and covered patio that offered a quiet, more intimate feel. The breakfast buffet was extensive, with hot and cold options, breads, pastries, fruit, muesli, etc. The breakfast carried us for the day...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank travlbug
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We had a very nice dinner at Canopy, some of the courses were more successful than others but overall it was quite nice. The cheese course option for dessert was particularly good, as was the trio of soups to share for first course, and the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank rictraveler2014
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The Canopy is located at the Te Waonui Forest Retreat. The restaurant offers a first rate 5 course menu with a range of choices available for each of the 5 courses. Although the selection is great the restaurant would benefit on offering their clients greater...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank spmmik53
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I generally don't think restaurant in hotels are the best, but this restaurant in the Te Waonui Forest Retreat is very good. We had two dinners here, and two breakfast buffets (same room) and the dinners were great. I sat at a table with 8...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank slwsweet
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We ate here one night during our stay at Franz Josef, as the cost of dinner was included in our booking. We thought the food was overall very good, but not great - everything was well seasoned but the meat tended to be overcooked. We...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Jessica4141
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Lots of food included but it’s fairly unseasoned and the meat and fish seemed over cooked. Desserts were good. Breakfast buffet was sufficient with good choices.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank wynterwynd
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Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • 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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