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Frankton Ale House

$$ - $$$,
cnr Kawarau Rd & Gray St Frankton, Queenstown, New Zealand
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good19%
  • Average21%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible27%
29 Aug 2017
“Worst restaurant I have ever been too”
27 Aug 2017
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Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
cnr Kawarau Rd & Gray St Frankton, Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Firstly it was warmer outside then inside. No heating in 8 degree temperature. Food very over priced- $20 for broccoli no cabbage in a disgusting sauce, $38 for the worst lamb shank I have ever eaten (leather would have tasted better). I am kicking myself...More

Thank indig02014
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Service very poor there was three of us and we were given one menu I asked for another menu I was meet with total confusion and was told they only had one menu I eventually managed too explain the same menu just another copy of...More

Thank pippy16
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick take away meal after a day skiing and immensely regret it. The food is very average at best and is ridiculously overpriced. Avoid at all cost

Thank Aaron C
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Without a doubt the worst Chinese meal we have ever had and the most expensive. I never write bad reviews about food but I just had to warn people. Comb fried rice literally had 5 tiny pieces of meat and about the same number of...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Walked in stood in the middle of the restaurant looking around only one table eating staff walking around passed us. Nobody in uniforms very confusing. Asked one person can we have a table he was very confused ummm ahhhhh... pointed to another staff member behind...More

Thank Beau W
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is no longer an ale house but is a very expensive Chinese restaurant which has no atmosphere. Food ok, but very expensive. Save your money and go somewhere else. Anywhere else.

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We came to the Frankton Ale house in May last year and it was great. So not surprisingly we decided to go there again this year in June. As soon as we drove we saw the Chineese Restaurant sign . We overlooked it and decided...More

Thank Rixx C
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Since it used to be a nice place to catch up with friends, I walked in to check out the menu when it put Chinese restaurant sign. When I walked in, staff were eating lunch so I apologized for disturbing them. All of them looked...More

Thank kaori s
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Stopped off to get takeaway - food was good, but a bit hot for my taste. Guess we should have asked for mild. Prices are top city price.

Thank turoar
Reviewed 12 April 2017

No service. We waited at the bar, then found ourselves a seat. Menus not on display. Poor selection which was overpriced. Walked out after waiting 15 minutes

Thank Lynn C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: cnr Kawarau Rd & Gray St Frankton, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
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