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Alice May

30 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-752 0740
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“venison burger” (28 reviews)
“brie” (21 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed excellent chicken breast ("Chicken and Brie" - so moist and tasty) and beer battered hoki ("Fish and Chips" - fantastic batter) as mains and a beautiful apple and blackberry pie with ice cream and warm homemade custard for dessert (pastry was excellent). Everything was...More

Thank SZurv
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read about this restaurant before going to NZ and had put it on the to do list. It really lived up to expectations. The food and service were great - a lovely evening spent in a lovely place.

Thank taylorpat
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely restaurant not on the main strip but worth finding. The restaurant decor is lovely and the staff are so friendly and helpful even when the restaurant is full. Great menu at reasonable prices we had the garlic bread followed by the pork...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Alice May for dinner both nights of our stay at Franz Josef. Had planned to go there for dinner 1 night before our trip as I had read other good reviews on Trip Advisor. It was located right next door to our motel (...More

Thank asquith2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the rare times TripAdvisor got it wrong for me. Given that this is rated top in the area, we went with high expectations. However, the food, service and ambience were average all round. There wasn't much flavor from the beef cheeks, given that...More

Thank Cassandra T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made these reservations before we arrived in NZ. The venue is quaint with a lot going on... The servers were polite and helpful - they were a bit busy! BUT - it is the food you go for. We met this outstanding chef, Sebastian...More

2  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good friendly service. Lovely meals and not too expensive. After a long day we appreciated the wait was not long even though they were relatively busy.

Thank Luvakiwihol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While spending a few days in FJ we stumbled accross Alice May in the street behind the main road. What a great find. Staff were super attentive, very careful about my coeliac situation and dinner was delicious. Wines were great and ambience was relaxed and...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice little pub with great atmosphere. They won’t take bookings so you may need to wait. Plenty of food options. I would describe it as fancy pub food. Wholesome food at reasonable prices. Deserves its rating as best place in town.

Thank BrettBega_Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was told that reservation was not needed, but restaurant was full when we arrived at 7 pm. However, we were seated in about 10 mins. We ordered the beef cheeks, lamb shank and salmon. The agreement was that the salmon was the best dish. Also...More

Thank rayd2go
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Questions & Answers
10 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jennie O |
Hi - yes we are open New Year's Eve and we take bookings for 6 or more people. If less than that just wander in - no need to book. Cheers Jennie
10 April 2016|
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Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry unable to answer your question was not there at that time of the year...I would give them a ring to ask and if the answer is yes book straight away...Good Luck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0740
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As warm and welcoming, as a traditional English Carriage House. The white walls and exposed rafters are adorned with riding tack, farm tools and other historic artifacts. While the wooden floors, wagon wheel bar stools and open fireplace add to the warmth.
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